They just never get old, do they. Especially when they're Engish paper pieced. ;) Here's my latest pattern featuring a mere 33 hexagons and measuring in at just 1/2" each.
If you're intimidated by little, please don't be! I hear that comment so often from quilters. For some reason, many very skilled sewists and quilters shy away from smaller sizes because ... well, I'm not exactly sure why. I suppose for cutting and machine piecing, accuracy is more important - or rather - smaller pieces are less forgiving. I understand that.
But when it comes to EPP, the technique is indential to larget pieces. And as far as I'm concerned, smaller seams are faster! LOL! (Although yes you have more of them in a larger project she said speaking from experience. ;)
Anyhow, I made this case last summer when I was on a holiday in Palm Springs. It was published in Love Patchwork & Quilting (Issue 28) last December and now it's finally available in my shop here. (PDF only)
I designed it to fit pencils, but I deliberately didn't call it the "Garden Path Pencil Case" because it can be used for so much more ... makeup brushes, sewing notions like scissors, rulers, etc., lunch utensils for the office ...
When I was deciding on prints for the feature hexagon path, I found the prettiest FQ cheater panel in my stash by Atsuko Matsuyama. It was the easiest thing to cut out a few hexagons that looked scrappy by coordinated perfectly. Love that.
I couldn't NOT add a few embroidered knots, but you don't have to if you don't want to. Totally optional.
The closure? Easy peasy lemon squeezy - a simple snap. No zippers, no magnets, no button holes ... just the most basic, utilitarian snap.
Oh, and by the way, this little case would make a great teacher gift. ;)