Sunday, November 11, 2007

Another Rainbow

These two posts inspired me to make this colored-pencil roll-up. I think I'm going to make a few more and give them as gifts for the holidays. I quilted the background and did a traditional binding, but may try a few other (simpler) techniques with the others.

I'm having a great crafty weekend - I hope that feeling will continue once I bite the bullet and start quilting the bear paws!

19 comments:

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

your rainbow gifts are marvelous. You're so brave to try a zipper - I'm a big coward when it comes to those.

Samantha said...

You're having such a productive time- the pencil roll is adorable! And the bag is sweet, too!

Libby said...

What a great gift for the traveling artist *s*

Guðrún said...

This is like candy, great idea.

Kim West said...

Lovely pencil roll - could you post where you got the directions?

Deb said...

Love the pencil roll! Would be great for my grandaughters. Mind if I borrow it?

Sarah Nopp said...

I think I may make this for my niece for her Christmas present. She is a bit young, but I think she would appreciate it.

Cascade Lily said...

Wow your fabric selections are fantastic and so is the colour of the zip in your bag! Gorgeous and great work too.

LOL at description of your soup too!

QuiltingFitzy said...

Wonder if you could combine the pencil holder with the zipper bag? Unzip on 3 edges and fold it out? Hmmmm....


Sorry, I'm just a troublemaker!

Ruth said...

It's a beautiful pencil roll - love the fabrics and the colours!

Clare said...

Gorgeous Gorgeous! I love the fabrics. Could it be converted into a knitting needle holder or perhaps a holder for scissors (which I'm always loosing!)?

corry said...

That would be a great gift! I love your bear paws quilt!

Dzen said...

So colorful, Jen! These are cute :) and brilliant. (Spain-inspired?)

Finn said...

Hi Hedgie, your colored pencil bags are a gift that is suitable for all ages! What a nice gift idea. And I love your rainbow bag..perfect zippers are highly overrated! Hugs, Finn

Wendy said...

The roll-up is adorable and what a nice gift.

Suzie Sews said...

I HAVE BEEN PLANNING TO MAKE ONE OF THESE...YOURS IN ESPECIALLY LOVELY
SUZIE SEWS

julieQ said...

oh, pretty colors!! Great idea for pens and pencils.

Julie

katelnorth said...

I did one of these with DD1 recently - we didn't quilt it or use a traditional binding - we did it envelope/pillowcase style, which was pretty quick. The slowest part was the dividers for the pencils - most of the rest of it, she did herself (age 10).

Grazia said...

It's lovely!!!!
It' a great idea for Christmas....
Grazia