January 05, 2012

The quilter's caddy

**Quick announcement! Another free motion quilting class is upon us! It's Saturday, January 14th at 9am at Fiddlesticks Quilt Shop in Vancouver, WA. Bring your sewing machine and a darning foot and jump in!**


This is the gift I made Michelle for the PMQG holiday swap. I think this is such a fun swap. The recipient chooses fabric scraps from their own stash, then the gift creator adds a single fabric and makes them a gift. People make stunning, lovely things. Like entire quilts. This is a bit more humble.

Michelle comes to our PMQG sewing days so I thought she might like a little kit for taking her quilting supplies with her. I love the combination of lime green and cherry red together so I was thrilled that Michelle had both those colors in her scrap baggie. I chose a muted shot cotton to let the happy fabrics pop.


This kit has room for shears, rotary cutter, snips, seam ripper and thread, as well as a little velcro pocket and a hinged binder ring for bringing bobbins (I was pretty proud of that idea). The red stuff is elastic for holding a cutting ruler.


The caddy is nice and stiff with some thin foam core on the inside. The outside is simple with quilting that I hope she likes. And a red button because I'm convinced that red goes with everything. A better look at that quilting design will be in my next post.

Thanks for always getting me sewing PMQG! Looking forward to another beautiful year with all of you...

10 comments:

Sarah Craig said...

What a great caddy - - - and oh, Christina, such lovely quilting! Nice work and lucky recipient!!

Suzanne said...

This is a wonderful gift. The idea that the recipient provides fabrics is a really clever way to make it more personal but still a surprise.

KnittyAJ said...

Nice caddy. Is there a tutorial or pattern in the making?

Megan said...

Your quilting on this is so stunning - I couldn't stop looking at it at the meeting. Lucky Michelle!

House of Pinheiro said...

cute ! xx

Helen in the UK said...

What a cute caddy - lucky lady to receive it. The quilting is beautiful :)

KatieQ said...

This is a wonderfully compact way to tote supplies to class. The quilting is fabulous.

Anonymous said...

Your quilting, with leaves and swirls is beautiful.
Sewgentle

Kay Lynne said...

Very cute idea and the quilting is wonderful :)

Nicky said...

loving your quilting!

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