Thursday, March 5, 2015

Laina's new pencil case

After using her other quilted pencil case for over a year, Laina requested a replacement. In fact, she bugged me about it for many months. It was never clear to me what exactly she wanted, but she finally rummaged through my stash and came up with some pieces of a mini charm pack. After I sewed these into a front and back with linen, they were rejected and a new design emerged. And isn't that the case sometimes? You just don't know what you want until you see the wrong thing in progress!
Vintage Vogue and Kona solids.
 The new fabrics are much more colorful and fresh looking. She's always loved blue, and now she loves it with red. Go figure. Also on her mind where the fancy stitches my machine does. We had used these for Kelly's Kindle case, so naturally what big sis has, Laina must have! She did some trials at the machine herself and came up with the Greek key design. I love how it adds just that extra oomph to the design. I top-stitched the quilting.

The lining is a grey mosaic print.

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