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.


8 comments:

Julie said...

Lots of lovely things to catch up with! The pencil roll is great and should be very popular. I like the snail and the batik (in particular) quilt. The metallic cards look good too. I like the use of the draginfly stamp.

Julie said...

dragonfly

Joyce said...

Love the pencil roll. I'm sure it will be a well-loved gift.

Judi said...

The pencil roll is a great idea for a gift, your daughter did a great job decorating the tablet. I like the batik quilt as well. Judi

carrie said...

mmm batiks! Love the pencil roll as well

atet said...

That pencil roll is adorable, and I'm sure her friend will love it. And that baby quilt? Batiks -- oh yummy!

McIrish Annie said...

I've never seen any BIG quilts that you have done. Love the snail's trails! you did a nice job on the quilting.

Ruth said...

Great pencil roll! Love the batik quilt, gorgeous colours, perfect for a baby.