Reetzbobeetz wrote:Renata I love your blocks! Isn't it amazing how you can make something wonderful out of scraps that don't look like they could ever go together. I deliberately made myself use scraps that I would otherwise throw out because I don't like the fabric but they just blend in and work somehow. I love your pink centres too. I am not a great lover of novelty prints either but they work really well in the pineapples because they create interest. I like the idea of a Japanese inspired one - I would like to see that.
Do you have any photos of those little pencil cases and book covers that the Japanese school children like? I would love to do something like that for my own children.
Thank you Rita! You were my first inspiration to do pineapples, especially with your initial Christmas and other runners. I just needed a swift kick to sit down and do them. Now, my brain is racing a mile a minute on what I could possibly do next... oh, forgot, I was trying to do Sedona Star BOM too... If I can pull together the Japanese inspired one, I will definitely post. I might do a block and post.
As for the pencil cases and book covers, I found two things online that are close to what I envisioned and remember from living there. For the pencil case, the website is http://www.coolpencilcase.com/PhotoGall ... Code=C2017
You might find online a pattern for knitting needle holders that are very similar to these pencil cases; then you would adjust the size to what you need. But they appear very straightforward.
As for the notebook cover, the website is a blog by someone who has done something similar. It is http://kirinote.blogspot.com/2007/09/jo ... style.html
I hope this helps. Cheers,