Saturday, June 16, 2012

Little Things

A few little things to show today...

First, I finished up the two place mats that go along with the table runner I made for my brother-in-law and his wife. I used the same pattern for the Xylophone quilt from Elizabeth Hartman's Modern Patchwork book, but used fewer blocks so that they would fit off-center in a square mat. I'm really happy with the way these turned out and am looking forward to hand delivering them in less than two weeks.

Second, I just put the final touches on my Zakka project for the week: the Orchard Path Tweed Pouch -- or in my case, tweedless pouch (I had no tweed supply to draw from, I'm afraid).  I, along with the rest of the quilting universe, was utterly charmed by Ed Emberly's Happy Drawing collection for Cloud 9 when it was released. Though my bank account wouldn't allow me to purchase a full set, I did buy the blue scribbles print and those darling elephants. I thought that they made a fun match with this little pouch along with a black and yellow chalkboard style print which I picked up at my local quilt shop. A little bit of embroidery seemed to suit the style of this piece -- sort of a nod to my former life as an elementary teacher.

This was my first attempt at hexagons, and I can see why they're so addictive. I love opening up the pouch and seeing all those elephants marching back and forth inside.

Happy weekend to you!

Linking up to the Zakka Along.


  1. I love the pouch - I just bought some of those elephants and the alligators to make shorts and shirts for my boys - they are adorable and I will hopefully have some scraps left over to make some cute things like your hexie pouch!

  2. Both of these projects turned out so great! The placemats are lovely - I know they will be appreciated. And that pouch is so sweet from A to Z! Love that chalkboard print with the embroidery!

  3. Two beautiful your fabric choices and special touches!!

  4. Great projects! I love the little pouch with that lining - so cute!

  5. Another hexagon convert! Yay!

  6. Very fun! I have some scribbles too in blue, but haven't used them YET. Love the chalkboard fabric with your embroidery - nice!

  7. Those placemats are cleverly understated. So did you free-motion quilt that embroidery on the pouch because your handwriting is perfect? It is very sweet.


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