First up we have eight year old Clara's rainbow pencil case. I loved picking the rainbow colours for this pencil case and I am pleased with my choice of zip which matches the interior perfectly.
In return Clara made me a gorgeous thank you card and a rainbow loom band bracelet. I was thrilled! She'll definitely be receiving more stitch gifts in the future!
Next up we have Elena's Russian pencil case. Elena is a Russian work colleague, who's had a tough week. I was stitching this last night at about eleven o'clock because I was desperate to complete it. She was really pleased with it this morning and it was nice to see her smile.
The interior is a fabric I purchased at the weekend. It was bad of me to buy it when I am meant to be stash-busting, but I just had to buy two fat quarters (one in the white, one in the blue) of these Holly Hobbie fabrics. I think I can already justify these purchases as I've already used them in two projects and have made a big dent into them both.
It's been a while since I worked on a quilt. This week I decided that had to change and that I would work on a crazy quilt which uses lots of different fabrics. Some of these fabrics I've had for a while, some are recent purchases. I'm not being precious about what I use and how they are put together. The aim is just to get a quilt made using lots of different fabrics and to see how it looks at the end!
My stash has plenty of "critter" fabrics and I am pleased to have included many of them here. All the squares are 2½" and I've been working hard to get good piecing. The piece is 21 squares across, but I haven't decided upon the final length yet.
It has been great to use up plenty of scraps in this quilt. I always feel virtuous doing that. I have a nice backing fabric in stash and enough wadding, so this does feel like a stash-busting project. So many novelty fabrics make it a great quilt for playing "I spy". I don't know who will receive this quilt in the end but I am certainly having fun stitching it together.
Have a lovely stitching weekend!