Thursday, May 21, 2009

Kid's Pencil Roll - complete with twig pencils

I had a kid birthday party come up recently and needed to whip up a couple of gifts.

Instead of putting together a full pencil roll that would hold 24 pencils (as the pattern recommends in Joelle Hoverson's book, Last Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts) I decided to do a much smaller version.

It actually went together much faster than the full version I did before and I was able to finish it inside of a couple of hours.

Twig pencils are the cutest thing on earth, magical really. They just barely fit into the pencil roll. I think I would make the pieces slightly larger next time in order to account for their increased diameter.

And not to whine, but why oh why doesn't my local Kinokuniya book store have a copy of Yoko Saito's new Taupe Patchwork Bag book? I could really use some good long weekend reading!

4 comments:

Kathie said...

cute idea!
I loved making gifts for my girls freinds when they were little
the favorite were library tote bags, a tote bag with fabric that reflected them and a little bag inside for the library card with velcro!
then american girl doll dresses and doll quilts
now the girls are teenagers and they still talk about the doll dresses I made them and a few of them still use the tote bags for other things now!

AnnaVallance said...

That looks great. I am working on a pencil roll. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sharon said...

Beautiful! I love it!!

Journeying Five said...

I absolutely love it, looks whimscal and magical!