When I attended the PASG Quilters' group meeting last month, I was informed that we would be making a fun case to carry our various tools to quilt classes/workshops/retreats during the March meeting. After examining the sample and the cutting list, I decided it was a little plain. Yes, I could simply use some wild and happy fabrics for my case, but I don't have any that isn't earmarked for something else and I can't justify buying more for this. So I came up with a plan. A fun plan.
First I chose some fabrics that weren't set aside for anything in particular. Neither of them is particularly stunning, but I liked them when I acquired them. The bottom fabric will be the lining and one of the inner pockets. Note: I simply adore violets. Pansies and violas too, but violets are my favorite.
In the case of flowers, I like to find as many shapes as I can. Different angles for petals and leaves are a must if you want it to look real. Tracing onto a transparency sheet allows for flipping elements as needed.
I have already found some fabric to use. Of course I have plenty of purple scraps on hand.