I went home last week to attend the going away luncheon of a friend. Her husband was promoted and transferred to a new job in Missouri. She is the 2nd of our PTA moms group to move away, I was the first. I didn’t want to go empty handed, so I knew a cosmetic case was just the thing to gift her. After all, she will need a travel case to use on her trips back to Indiana/Kentucky, where her daughters live, and Ohio, where she is from. Hopefully she will stop in Indy on her way to Ohio for visits!
For a fabric combo I went to my Dixie Fat Quarter bundle, which is dwindling quickly with all these cases! But the options make for such cute cases I can’t stop! I quickly chose the coral pieces and decided 3 prints would make for some great contrasts.
I chose the diamond print for the outside, the floral for the inside and the darker print for the binding. Since each case uses half of each FQ for the body, I had an easier time making binding for the pockets and case from a separate FQ. It’s hard to get a long bias piece from a 9″x22″ remnant.
I used the diamonds on the fabric for the quilting lines, I just ran a straight line between them. It made for a lot of quilting, but it went so smoothly on Mackie, I didn’t mind. In no time another case was made and I love it! Even better, Jenny loved it!
Plans for this week:
- Caddy for a graduate’s present
- Cosmetic Case for graduate #2
- Continue quilting on Pie Birds