Thursday, 20 March 2014

a new quilt and a pencil case

I decided to make another quilt this week. Here it is laid on our bed before quilting.

And here it is with half the quilting done.

Hopefully I'll get the other half done tomorrow and then get it bound. Then I'll decide what to do with it. Use it? Sell it? Raffle it? Decisions, decisions!

I've also been playing around with a pencil case design this week. This is the prototype which has raw edges inside - very annoying to me - so that will have to be get sorted next time.

This is the bottom.

And, this was meant to show the felt I used on the inside but it didn't quite turn out that way!

It needs some more work but so far, so good. :o)

12 comments:

  1. I wouldn't be able to part with such a lovely quilt. It would be handy to be able to make pencil cases, we have quite a problem finding one just the right size at the start of each new school year, Eleanor's taken to using those clear plastic wallets for her pens and pencils.

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    1. I know what you mean about parting with the quilt, Jo, but I'm thinking of putting the quilt up for raffle at our next Singers' concert. It's in aid of the RNLI - a very deserving cause. My girls used to get a new (homemade) pencil case each year. Needless to say, they've still got most of them tucked away somewhere! :oD

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  2. Oooo... cute fabric alert! Love the fabrics for your pencil case! Haven't come across that before... and love the pencil case too!

    :)


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    1. Thanks, Freda. I went and dug through my eBay purchases to see what the fabric's called. It's "Moda Odds and Ends, Cosmo Cricket, Salmon Text" and the green one is the same collection but called "Sky Text". I have no idea if they're still available - I bought them last April on eBayUK.

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  3. Love it Anne! Maybe you can surge the inside seams? Just a thought.

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    1. Thanks, Jeanna. I did think of overlocking the seams - or binding them. :o)

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  4. I love the quilt too, but like my crochet afghans, there are only so many you can keep! I think a raffle is the way to go, as e-baying craft items does not generate much income, let alone profit. I am making one or two 'charity' afghans now, and hope that I can persuade the sale organiser to raffle them. The pencil case is great too, I am tentatively looking at small/portable sewing machine that I can use (in the motorhome) whilst we are working on the campsite, as it is so long since I used a sewing machine that I will soon forget how! (and I can produce a quilt in a fraction of the time it takes to hand make) X

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    1. My mum made lots and lots of crocheted blankets for a local charity shop over the years. She always wished she had counted how many she made. They were always well-received when she took them into the shop! :o)

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  5. Great quilt Anne and I just love that pencil case with the sayings on it. You do find some wonderful fabric. Take care.

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  6. My favorite kind of quilt -- simple, straight-forward, and scrappy. It looks great Anne. And that little pencil case is adorable -- I LOVE the fabrics you've used!

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