Before I started sewing, one of the projects that kept tempting and wooing me into the craft was the Colored Pencil Roll pattern found in Last Minute Patchwork Gifts. About a month after I started sewing I realized I could totally make it now. I immediately thought of my niece Ellie’s birthday coming up and knew she had to have a custom colored pencil roll made by her Auntie Erin.
I started to collect fat quarters and found a bunch of great ones at this quilt market my friend took me to. Next step was to buy the colored pencils. I then painstakingly went through all the fabric I had in order to match the right color tone of the fabric with the different pencil colors. For those that I didn’t have the right matching fabric for, I took to the fabric store and matched the pencil to the bolts of fabric. I learned A LOT about color with this project and it really made me want to try my hand at other patchwork and quilting projects.
I found this great Little Red Riding Hood fabric (actually Kara was with me at the time and she spotted it) that was perfectly suited for the backing of the roll. Every step of this project was fun to create from the patchwork front to attaching the little ties to the side. I love the result. And I hope Ellie does too.