Happy Birthday to Grizz's oldest Sister today! :)
Because we had to leave bright and early last Friday to catch a plane (more on our trip to San Diego soon!), I had to have his sister's gift done earlier in the week. I'm so glad I made it on Wednesday, as I got called in to sub last minute on Thursday...
The fabric is still from the two fat quarter bundles I bought from Fabricworm earlier this spring (I did not grow up buying designer fabric, but since I was going to use the bundles for gifts, I felt like it was OK to splurge!). Just as a reminder, these were the two fabric lines I bought (and yes, I did have to search my email archives to find the names of the fabric!):
Lizzy House ~ Hello Pillgrim
Emily Taylor ~Verona
This same Sister received a sewing machine for Christmas from her husband... thus, I decided to throw in a quick and easy matching pincushion as well! The tutorial is from Riley Blake Designs (link!). The front is a quilt-as-you-go log-cabin design; however, the butterfly I wanted in the center was much too big for the 2" square the tutorial asked for - my middle square is a 3" instead. I also cut my strips at 1 1/2" instead of 1". I still can't believe my good luck in that I had matching pins to add just in case she didn't recognize it was a pin cushion right away (I'm glad I did add the pins, since at first she thought it was a sachet. :) It did smell nice, as I like to add dried lavender left over from my wedding to my pin cushions. I just throw it in with the usual polyester craft stuffing).
It was so fun to talk to the recipient last night (the gift arrived yesterday)... She liked it! :)
Linking up the wristlet with Ellison Lane Quilts' Summer Sewing Contest!