Saturday, July 20, 2013

Patchwork, Please! Paper-Pieced Pencil Case...

in polka dots.
Big surprise, right?
You KNOW how much I LOVE linen and I LOVE polka dots - so why shouldn't they be put together as much as possible. ;o)
 
This too cute for words pencil case is one of the projects in  Patchwork, Please!
I needed a special birthday gift for a special little someone that will be starting school this fall and this project seemed the perfect answer.  Now that the gift has been received, I figured it was safe to share it here. ;o)
 

I look at these teeny weeny pieced pencils and I marvel.  First that they turned out so well (paper piecing is NOT something I've done very much of) and that they were easier than I had imagined.  Huge thanks to Ayumi for her darling pattern and wonderful instructions.  I would not have tackled this otherwise. LOL


As you may have noticed, I personalized my version of the pencil case.  I used rubber stamps and fabric markers.  Could it get any easier? ;o)
I also enlarged the sizes for the linen surrounding the paper pieced middle section of the pencil case.  I found Ayumi's sizes weren't quite large enough for an unsharpened pencil to slide into.  Not a big problem, I just knew that I didn't want the little hands that would be using this pencil case to get frustrated. ;o)
 
 
How's that stripe for a happy backing to the pencil case?  Loving those bright colours and the simple wavy lines I quilted for contrast.  I finished things off with a ribbon on the zipper pull and a bit of stamped twill tape in the side seam.  No chance this pencil case will be confused with anyone else in Halle's classroom. :o)

8 comments:

  1. What a great present!
    Love the little pencils!
    Kram/Maja

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  2. How cute is that pencil case!!! You've inspired me now.... I need to find an alphabet stamp set :)
    My daughter is 32 and she still loves getting a new pencil case.

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  3. oh that is just adorable! I bet Japanese pencils are smaller than ours!

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  4. Hi Katherine! I love this pencil case! Those paper pieceg pencils are so cute and stamped letters make the pouch perfect! x Teje

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  5. I really like this! I'm a sucker for literal images made out of simple shapes, especially in sewing and other three-dimensional media. I wish I knew someone I could justify making this for ... like me, all my friends and close relatives work primarily on computers. You should put a picture of it on Kollabora, though! I'm positive someone there will want to try it.

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  6. Love your pencil pouch! Your fabrics and quilting make it delightful!

    Susie

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  7. Really cute and a great way to personalize it with the stamped name.

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