Patchwork Pencil Case

PencilCase1Earlier this week the children and I were sorting through all of their little school supplies and getting them ready to start a few pre-school classes at home. We had everything we needed minus a pencil case for Madeleine. Of course no little girl should have to have her supplies in disarray, so this was immediately put at the top of my to-do list. (Quick little projects like this are my favorite kind!)
A little patchwork…
A small leather tag…
A few hand- stitches…
PencilCase2PencilCase5PencilCase3PencilCase4 …and some really cute fabric makes the perfect combination for a little patchwork pencil case.
I originally had a few scraps picked out for the project, and then my awesome mail lady, with perfect timing, dropped off my bundle of Bloom and Bliss by Nadra Ridgeway. Nadra blogs over at Ellis and Higgs and her entire blog is bright, cheerful and full of so many fun projects and ideas. Her new fabric collection is nothing less!
This ended up being a really fun little project, and I just love how it turned out. I am planning on writing up a quick tutorial in the next week or two for anyone who may like to make their own.
Until then…

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xoxo,

Bridgette

“M” is for Madeleine

1155 (1 of 1)Two things have been on my to-do list for some time. A patchwork ball and a mini quilt with Madeleine’s initial “M”. It just so happens that the milk, sugar & flower fabric was the perfect line for both of these projects.1149 (1 of 1)There are a couple of versions of the patchwork ball out there, but my favorite one is from Rashida Coleman-Hale’s book I Love Patchwork: 21 Irresistible Zakka Projects to Sew. The ball is paper pieced and hand sewn together with pentagons and triangles. I think that the linen triangles add a perfect balance to the fun and bright colors and just really make them pop!1151 (1 of 1)1154 (1 of 1)1157 (1 of 1) 1147 (1 of 1) The mini quilt ended up a little larger than the mini I had in mind, but I’m absolutely loving it. I haven’t quite decided whether I  am going to hand quilt or machine quilt it yet. But for now it’s going to hang and look pretty until I decide.1156 (1 of 1) P.S. Did you see that Madeleine’s bunny also got a new dress to match all this milk, sugar and flower goodness?

xoxo, Bridgette