Patchwork Please! Zakka Along 2: Vintage Pencil Case

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I’m so delighted to be a part of Zakka Along 2 celebrating Ayumi‘s book, Patchwork Please!

Lindsey and Deb have organized the sew-along so well and of course, Ayumi’s book is just fun, adorable, inspirational and everything you would expect from her.
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The Vintage Pencil Case is one of my favorite projects in the book. I started planning my project by grabbing natural linen and a stack of Ayumi-like Japanese prints for the pencils. Then I changed my mind and decided to mix it up a little and use a gorgeous stack of Robert Kaufman Kona pink solids and follow the ombre trend. I chose 5 colors in various shades of pink and ordered them from light to dark. I used Aurifil floss for the hand-stitching on the Essex Yarn Dyed black linen.

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Initially I thought I would arrange the pencils from light to dark but preferred dark to light so I just switched the direction of the panel. I went with a dark pink zipper from Zipit to coordinate with that top pencil. I love the lining fabric, Alphabet Song Color 100 from First of Infinity by Kumiko Fujita from Sew Me A Song. I thought it worked well with the whole pencils, alphabet, back to school feel.

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This was such a fun project to make. I hope you enjoy putting your own spin on it as well.

If you make a Vintage Pencil Case this week, make sure you link up on Deb’s blog, A Quilter’s Table.

Sponsors for this week are:


Prizes include 1 yd of Pellon 987F Fusible Fleece (US only)


and a Japanese Fabric Bundle from Sew Me A Song.

patchwork please giveaway

I have some giveaways to offer here as well! If you leave a comment below telling me what you like best about the month of September, you will be entered to win:
-Batting and a charm pack of samples from Pellon
-5 pack of thread from Aurifil
-A fabric bundle from Form and Fabric

I will draw winners’ names one week from today.