The tulip is totally sewn by hand, but the rest of the pouch I finished on a machine. Sewing a block by hand was a new and interesting experience that I am not yet sure about because even though I found it quite therapeutic, at the same time it was quite fiddly. Next block I would love to sew on my machine and then I will decide which way I prefer.
Flex frame pouches are very easy to sew and there are so many shapes you can give them - square corners, roundish corners, boxed bottoms or, like in this case, the corners are cut off at 45 degrees to match the panels of the patchwork.
For the label I used a piece of printed ribbon stitched on top of the pink cotton. I added running stitches in white and instead of hiding the ends, I tied them in a bow.
All that is now left to do is to pack it nicely, tie it with a ribbon and take it to my friend. I hope she likes it. Wishing you all a lovely day! Larisa xox