Saturday, 20 September 2014

English Paper Piecing Travel Kit finished.

Here is the finished project that I showed fabrics from the other day along with two different sizes of hexagon flowers.
 I had fun with my fabrics and tried to feature a different portion of the fabric on each side of the kit.
 Love how this big flower ended up on the back.
 A bud on one side.
 Inside there are meant to be one pouch pocket and a larger divided pocket.  Due to a design modification I ended up creating a second small pocket behind the hexagon pocket where I stored the mini pincushion hexagon flower.  In hindsight I probably should have used a heavier weight interfacing as it is quite a soft project, but that will work for me.  I also made a little stitch at the bottom of the divider of the accordion fold in the middle as you do not stitch the sides to the bottom and found the space a bit large.  I just need to remember not to place anything that could fall out.
 Here it is opened up.  I have one tin in the back divider that has needles, scissors and a Clover needle threader and some bobbins with cotton thread loaded.  In the front divider I have a polka dot note pad.  In the pouch I placed a second tin with some bobbins loaded with wool thread.
 On this photo you can see a second magnet on the back of the pincushion.
 So you can clip it into the corresponding magnet on the kit so your pincushion doesn't wander.
Here the pincushion is secured just waiting for a few pins.  I still have room to insert some paper pieces or a small applique piece and I'm ready to go.  I found this wonderful project on The Zen Of Making.  Her pictures are very well done and after a couple of brain freezes of thinking I had placed my pouch pocket on the wrong side, then sewing it down twice in the wrong end I figured it out.

She has several tutorials including how to English Paper Piece if you've never done it.  Here is a direct link to the English Paper Piecing Travel Kit.  Can't wait to start using it at a sit and stitch or vacation trip.


Tami @ Lemon Tree Tales said...

What an adorable little travel case. So does this mean that you'll be making a hexie quilt in your future?

Rachaeldaisy said...

What a fun and clever travel case! I love how the big flower is placed on the back, and that mini pincushion is adorable.

The little book of Nessie said...

Lovely fabric Sandi. I am sure you will get lots of use out of your travelling case. Regards, Nessie