Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Pencil Roll

This is a pencil roll I made last week for my daughter as a birthday present.  There are a lot of ideas online, I mainly used directions from a book, Last-Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson, which I borrowed from a friend.  The fabric is Hoo's in the Forest by Riley Blake.  I LOVE this fabric.  I have a whole stash of it waiting for me to make projects out of.  The pencil roll is 9" by 20".  There are 27 pencil pockets and the pockets are about 3/4 of an inch. The book had the pencil pockets at an inch and a longer length, but I didn't want mine to be so long.  The pencil pockets stitching is one continuos line of stitching; down, across 3/4", up, across 3/4", down, repeat. If that makes sense.  It really went together quickly.  Other than picking out the fabirc and the pencil pocket stitching, it took about 20 minutes.  I had a few issues getting my pocket lines straight when I first started, so I lost track of how long that part took. But once I got going, it was pretty quick too.

1 comment:

HeatherG said...

I would like to see this in person. It looks great.