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Road Trip Case for Knitting

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Ever since I saw Anne’s post on flickr I wanted to make myself a knitting case using my Road Trip Case pattern. It was such a great modification and I really enjoyed making it!

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I had a little pile of fabrics that I had set aside for another project, but it seemed like such a fun combination for this project instead. I added some leather details on this one. The closure is a scrap of leather and of course the zipper pull tab. I love how leather looks with just about any fabric. I think the closure leather will probably stretch over time, but that should be an easy fix by adjusting the button position.

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As for the knitting needle pockets I’m pretty pleased with how they came out. I was going to try to be all precise and measure exactly what I had and go from there, but then I realized that it probably won’t matter in the end, everything will get moved around and used anyway. So I just eyeballed some of the needles I had and sewed dividing lines in each pocket.roadtrip4

I haven’t made something I knew for certain I was keeping for myself for so long. I love making things, but I realize I can only keep so much before things get out of control. So this’ll be a nice little organizer for keeping my knitting needles off the bedroom floor.

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Pattern: Road Trip Case
Fabrics: Cotton + Steel Moonlit by Rashida Coleman-Hale, shot cotton, Leah Duncan Gramercy for Art Gallery Fabrics, Sarah Watson Indian Summer    

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Zipper: Zipit on etsy

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Sunny Side Up Quilt & Pillow Pattern

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I’m excited to share my Sunny Side Up pattern with you today! You may recognize the quilt from last winter, the full-size quilt was featured in the Nov/Dec 2013 issue of Quilty Magazine. I wanted to be able to share it here with you, in case you need a little sunshine in your life. The PDF pattern includes instructions for full-size and baby size quilts as well as quilted pillow instructions (for a 24″ pillow form).

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I made two fun pillows for my bed. It always seems like a treat to add a new pillow or two on the bed, it’s fun to see how a simple project like this can really change up a room. I love the colors in the new Umbrella Prints collection: Flowers. Seemed fitting to use them paired with one of my favorite basics, Robert Kaufman Yarn Dyed Essex in Indigo. I call for a 24″ pillow form in the pattern, but I’ve found that the cheaper the pillow forms, the less stuffing they have. I used some old 26″ pillow forms from Target in these two pillows. So you might want to experiment with different size pillow forms so you can pick your perfect fullness. And invisible zippers, always love how they make a pillow look so professional.

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The fun part, too, is that even though I show my quilt and pillows using 2 fabric choices, I think it would be amazing scrappy. Keeping the background fabric the same would make whichever fabrics you pick really shine. I hope to try it out with a the baby quilt!

You can find the pattern in my shop. I hope you’ll enjoy it!

Fabrics: Umbrella Prints Flowers collection, Yarn Dyed Essex in Indigo for pillow tops. Carolyn Friedlander’s Botanics and Leah Duncan’s Tule for backings.

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