Dolores, a member of CQFA, faithfully arranges a retreat every year. Every year it is better and better. I had in my mind that I would make her a pencil roll as a thank you. After last week, I didn’t think I would have the time, but, I started it on Sunday, thinking that I could finish it at the retreat and she would be none the wiser.
I didn’t do any piecing on this one, which made it go very fast. I think it took me less than an hour and a half from start to finish. I may be dreaming, though, as I didn’t really time myself.
I am not sure what colors Dolores really likes. She has been working in neutrals and especially black and white, so I chose a black and white FabMo upholstery fabric for the back. The FabMo upholstery samples are a good size. I think you could make two smaller ones from one of the samples. I had a good sized strip left over that may make its way into another pencil roll that I need to piece.
I thought some red and black and white for the inside strips and the front pocket would be great. I just couldn’t do all neutrals. I had to add some color. I think it looks really nice and am pleased with how it came out.
I am concerned that I will run out of friends who need/can appreciate pencil rolls! I see some blog giveaways in my future!
I forgot to put a label on it. Either I will forget it or try to hand sew one on.
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