I love Etsy. I don't ever buy pre-made things, but I love to snoop around the site to find supplies for the projects I want to make. However, a few weeks back, I started searching for fabric charm packs with no real project in mind.
After a few hours of searching I realized I may have purchased more charm packs then I will EVER need. But they are just so pretty! I love piling and re-piling them as I gaze at the patterns and colour combinations.
"Summerhouse" by MODA is one my favourites I purchased that evening. Fuchsia, lime green, turquoise and royal blue all rolled into some breathtaking prints.
By the time it arrived 10 days later (things take FOREVER to come from the the US to me here in Canada!), I had chosen a project from "Quilting in NO Time" by Emma Hardy.
I'll admit it - I am slightly addicted to paper-pieced hexagons. I have made several little projects involving them since March when I first learned how to create them.
Here is some of the fabrics from "Summerhouse" worked into 1 1/2 inch hexagons.
OOH! I love this mix of fabrics!!
My project also required a lining fabric and a backing fabric. I grabbed the dots and the turquoise hearts at a local fabric shop.
And after two hours of stitching, ironing, binding, batting and quilting, I had completed THIS for my daughter:
I cheated and bought some pre-made fuchsia and white binding tape. I love how it adds another pattern to my patchwork!
Here is the inside. Do you see what it is now? It's an art case for my craft-all-of-the-time daughter. This way she can take a few pencil crayons, a doodle book and a notepad with her wherever she goes.
She loved it upon first view! I had originally chosen a plain turquoise ribbon to hold it closed, but the Little Lady fell in love with this dotty ribbon when I returned from the craft store this morning. So instead, it draws the art case closed.
We recently booked a family trip to NYC during the month of July. Little Lady has already planned how she will use this carry case for the plane ride and will also carry it around the city, ready to sketch anything she sees on our travels.
Excellent! She LOVES it!! This has worked out as perfectly as I hoped!!