Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Patchwork Needle Clutch


Hooray! I sewed something! It's small and may have taken me a lot longer than usual, but I feel quite accomplished to have finished a project on my machine, considering the circumstances. For the last two years, my poor knitting needles have been a jumbled mess residing in a plastic bag. I've had to hunt for the correct size and type of needles every time I start a new project. No more! Now I have this cute little clutch to stow them all away in neatly and even take on the go.

I used many of my favorite prints, including lots of scraps, along with my new favorite solid, Robert Kaufman Quilter's Linen in charcoal. Little half square triangles make up a zig-zag pattern for the outside of the case, folded in thirds, (I still need to add a button)


and the inside has twelve pockets made for holding all my circular and double pointed needles. I just love it! There are a few changes I would make to the design next time, making it just a bit taller and adding a top flap which would double as a zip pouch for holding other knitting supplies. I may consider writing up a little "recipe" if anyone is interested in making one for themselves.


Quite a few good things have come in the mail lately. I must admit I have long been suffering from solid fabric phobia.  It is a point that is severely lacking in my stash and also, I believe, in my finished quilt designs. I have attempted to cure this by joining the Pink Chalk Solid of the Month Club. My first shipment did not disappoint! The month of April theme is jewel tones, mostly in the form of Free Spirit solids. The color saturation and hand on these is wonderful, and I'm sure they will soon become my go-to solid choice. I also had to pick up a copy of Modern Log Cabin Quilting by Susan Beal. The beautiful quilt on the cover was enough to sell me, but the inside is chock-full of gorgeous, inspiring projects too.


And I'll leave you with a little Tuesday morning rainbow. Even if yarn isn't your thing, you have to admit these beauties from Wollmeise are quite the eye candy, don't you?


I'll be back soon, hopefully with an actual quilt to show you! I'm feeling a bit better the last week, limiting my sewing time to an hour and a half in the evenings, so progress is slow but steady. And also stick around for a very exciting giveaway coming for you!!!

34 comments:

  1. Your needle case is lovely! the fabrics and color combo you used is amazing!

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  2. I just love that knitting needle case! It's adorable. Well done!

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  3. I'd love to have a recipe for your needle case -- I've been thinking about looking for a pattern and yours is perfect!

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  4. Hello lovely glad to hear you're feeling better! I'd love a recipe to make my own needle case!!

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  5. Very cute needle case! I too have mine kind of thrown together in my knitting bag or shoved into the pockets with my straight knitting needles! I would love the recipe!

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  6. LOVE the needle case! I really need to make a new one. The one I made last year only holds my dpns and crochet hooks, but I need something for my circular needles...this would be perfect.

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  7. What were your dimensions for this, and how would you change them? I love the time you took with the flying geese! Lovely to combine quilting and knitting in one pattern!

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  8. this is so pretty! i love the piecework on the front!! :)

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  9. Cutest needle case I've ever seen!!! Yummy solids too :)

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  10. Ooh! I really like this needle case. I also love the solids you used. Would love a tutorial!

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  11. Love the needle case - hmm...maybe I'll do something like that for my pretty little pouch swap partner...

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  12. Oh, I think I need one of those! My growing collection of circular needles and DPN are needing a home :-)

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  13. I would love to see how you made the clutch! I also need more needle organization in my life. Thank you for all the beautiful color in your post today.

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  14. Love your zigzaggy needle quiver! I love any colourful eye candy, whether it be fabric or yarn, so keep it coming. Glad you are feeling better....not long now, right?

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  15. Nice! i have the same jumbled mess of knitting needles in a plastic bag too! what a cute project. and i also got my april solids - what a nice surprise...i was expecting another monochrome stack. so pretty, right? good luck with the last trimester. my back is KILLING me!

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  16. So nice and clever. Where did you learn to quilt anyway? I'd LOVE to know. I hope you feel better soon.

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  17. Fabulous needle organiser and the WM - stunning!

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  18. I love the WM 2nd from the left! I think it may be versuch 1. Yum!

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  19. Recipe? Yes, please.
    It is beautiful (and my needles hanging out in plastic bags are very jealous of your needles)

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  20. Your knitting needle case is pretty and it looks to be extremely functional. Another WM score! Does this mean you're not sleeping?

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  21. How many times do I have to post a comment with the key words - YES PLEASe, pretty please a recipe would be wonderful and greatly appreciated. I am willing to just keep posting this same comment if necessary. What a perfect gift for my mom for Mother's Day, she is a knitter and a crocheter and loves anything I make her. Once again, YES PLEASE!!!

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  22. What a perfect needle case - but I can't imagine storing ANY needles with all of that gorgeous Wollmeise around:)

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  23. Love that needle case Megan! I definitely need to make one for myself but just haven't gotten that far yet - I'd love a tutorial if you decide to write one or I could just wing it!

    And that Wollmeise is freakin' gorgeous - feel free to send some my way if you'd like...hahahaha! ;)

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  24. beautiful needle case! Yes, please write up a recipe :)

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  25. I have serious Wollmeise envy...I can't wait to see what you do with it. I would love the needle case recipe.

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  26. What a beautiful needle case, I would love to see a "recipe"!

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  27. This is gorgeous and I would love to see a recipe!!!

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  28. love this patchwork needle clutch - great for traveling! Would love a recipe - :)

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  29. YES PlEASE on the needle clutch. I have some amazing Australian fabric that is just waiting for a project like this.

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  30. i would love a copy of your needle clutch pattern please.

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  31. I LOVE your needle case! Do you sell them?

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  32. I would love a recipe, too...did one ever come about?

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  33. Hi, did you ever end up writing the recipe for this please? If so, could I have the link please? TIA

    Hugs
    Naomi

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