Monday, January 28, 2008

Pencil Rolls

A couple of presents for 3 year old birthdays. I think this could be my standard present for the next year. Easy and fun to make. The pattern is from Kathy of Pink Chalk Studio and can found in Last Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts.

Not much had been happening on this quilt for my niece since last September so I decided that it has to be done. I have finished the blanket stitch and now the pigs need some eyes which I think I'll embroider on. Then it's time to see if my Maths was any good late last night as I calculated what to cut for the borders.

17 comments:

CurlyPops said...

The quilt is absolutely beautiful..

Jodie said...

what a cute quilt- goodluck with the maths

Di said...

I love the pencil rolls - the colours are just great!

fiveandtwo said...

Those pencil rolls are tops. I've looked at that pattern several times, but I don't need it (pencils in jars, empty mustard containers, old jugs) and I can't think who to give one to. I'm thinking I'll make one just for the sake of it...eventually.
Lovely, lovely quilt. Well done!

Tina said...

What a great idea with the pencil rolls :):)

Matroskin said...

Pretty pencil cases! Wonderful colours.

randomrevelations said...

Love the fabric you used. Everytime I see a post about this project they always look great. The caterpillars from your last post are fabulous!!

Katie said...

love the quilt and th epencil rolls! lovely!

Annie said...

I so want to make those pencil rolls. THanks for the link - also, good idea to have a standard press for the year.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Great idea for the presents and can't wait to see the quilt finished. I'm going to get a simply lap quilt made for my niece as a late Birthday present. Be back to you soon with that.

Selina said...

The quilt will look gorgeous when its finished, will be waiting for a pic of the whole quilt!
The fabric you've used is beautiful.

sue said...

The quilt is absolutely beautiful Kate. I hope the maths work out too. Love the pencil rolls, I still havent got motivated to make any as yet.

Louise said...

Those pencil rolls are great. I have seen a few great projects from that book around blogland lately. Having a hard time resisting the urge to buy it. Looking forward to some pics of the finished quilt. It's looking lovely so far!

two hippos said...

The quilt is looking good, good luck with the edging maths! I love the bright fabrics you used for the pencil roll too.

Sally said...

Those are so pretty!!! LOVE this idea...very travel friendly!

Kathy - Pink Chalk Studio said...

LOVE the fabrics you chose for the rolls and gingham ribbon is one of my favorites!

Melissa said...

love both colorful gifts!