Sunday, January 20, 2008
Pencil roll and other stuff
Ta da - I promised useful presents, and here we go - a pencil roll for Olivia's friend (the perspective in the photo is a bit off - it's actually straighter than that) - we have made it with space for the 20 colouring pencils we bought, plus some plain pens or pencils, and other things like a small ruler, etc. Also a pad of paper in different colours - Olivia has decorated the cover. We did her friend's initials in gold foil and then added some stickers. I think this will be a really popular present - I hope so, anyway. I foresee more pencil rolls in my future!
I did some work of my own today, but some of it I can't show - I did three sample blocks for the February block lotto in the about.com forums - but it's a secret until 1st Feb, so no pics. Also, I pinned together another small quilt for quilting. It's a batik quilt, but not sure how I want to quilt it - I might do some leaves - so I think I will practice on a placemat first - I have been doing some enders and leaders with 3" squares lately, and I thought if I joined some of them up to placemat size, I could use them to practice FMQ designs on before tackling a large piece. Not sure when I'll tackle this quilting piece, but maybe later this week. I really must get some of these tops quilted! Here's a photo of the batik top before it was pinned. It's not that big - will make a large baby quilt.