Monday, 23 May 2016

scrabble tile bag

Today I sewed up this quick little zip bag, a request from my mum who needed a new bag to hold her scrabble tiles. She takes her scrabble board on holiday and plays a lot, so she requested a bag with a zip to keep the tiles safe and protected.

(She doesn't play junior scrabble but those were the nearest tiles I had to hand in our house!)

I used Maze in Grass, Glow by Amy Butler for the outside and a pretty grey leaf print for the inside.

I didn't do zip ends so it has some funky diagonal corners going on at the top but I'm ok with that and it kind of works with the pattern of the fabric.

I also made a start on another Secret Pocket Envelope Clutch, they are so fun to make and I'm doing all the different sizes.
This time I'm making it all out of patchwork, using a mini origami pack of Retro 30's Child Smile by Lecien that I got from Sunny Day Supply. The cuteness of these prints combined with the heart Kam snap is bringing me joy!

Last night I was productive too, finally piecing the backing for my rose star quilt. I'm using Oakshott cotton. This colour is Coral from the Jewel Collection, which I purchased with the intention of using it as backing for this quilt way back in 2012. Maybe I will actually baste it soon?! That bit is my least favourite now and probably partially why I have so many quilt tops sitting waiting.

Let's hope my productivity and enthusiasm continue all week!


  1. Yeh for productivity! I love your Scrabble tiles bag- great idea!

  2. I need to make a rummikub tiles bag - you've just reminded me. (and I'm with you on the basting....)

  3. Some gorgeous projects but your junior Scrabble tiles have had me doing a bit of mental arithmetic that has left me feeling quite old. In our set they're made of pale blue card and I've had the horrible realisation that they're almost 30 years old, I guess they may have been making them from yellow plastic for quite some time! - Chris :D

  4. Go on, get cracking with layering that gorgeous quilt top!