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.
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.
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.
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.