An apple a day

11 Aug

One of the things on my 3rd quarter finish along list was to do something with this paper pieced apple (pattern by Charise Randell from Playful Little paper-pieced projects):

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Last week I decided that I would turn it into a pencil case to give as a (late) teacher gift. Considering that it was made with fabric from my scraps bin I decided to use some scraps of denim to enlarge the piece. I had a pile of denim scraps leftover from a bag I made earlier this year from a pair of old jeans.

I decided once I’d pieced the front panel that it needed a little something added.  So I added a line of stitching:

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It’s not usual for me to do that but I think with time on my side and a bit more thought I knew it would add to it.  I used Aurifil floss 2886 that I think came in a goodie bag from Fat Quarterly Retreat a couple of years ago.  And despite it not necessarily being the straightest line I love how it turned out.

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I do take much satisfaction from have the right coloured zip for a project in my stash and skinny ribbon to add as a zip pull:
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Another tick off my FAL list and the list of teacher gifts, only 9 more gifts left to make!

I’m linking up with Scraptastic Tuesday:

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10 thoughts on “An apple a day

  1. Lucky teacher – well worth waiting for and I love the ‘apple for the teacher’ reference! Can I start teaching your kids? Thank you for linking up to #scraptastictuesday

  2. Love it.. Just bought some Aurifil thread for piecing and one roll of floss to try, yours looks great.. X

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