Recently the Fat Quarter Shop asked me to if I would like to make their latest free pattern from It's Sew Emma, the Nail Polish Quilt Pattern. I used to manage a make up counter (yes I also used to be a University lecturer but guess which job I enjoyed more?) and I still love playing with make up so I jumped at the chance.

I decided not to make a quilt because I literally had bottles of nail polish dotted all around my house and thought this would be the perfect pattern to create a bag to keep them all in. I swear I found bottles of polish hiding in every room, no wonder I can never find the colour I want!

To make the bag I had to adapt the pattern slightly, I basically just cut the measurements in half so it wasn't too tricky. The only adjustment was the outer borders but that was probably due to my seam allowance.

I chose my favourite colours and realised I have a lot of polish in pink and orange. I tend to use the gorgeous Rimmel Instyle Coral the most.

I can't be sure of the exact colours of Kona I used, I must get better at labelling my fabric, but I suspect they are School Bus, Orange and maybe Melon and Bright Pink. I seriously need to get some colour cards for solids! Inside the bag I used this Littlest print, which has fast become one of my favourite low volume fabrics.

You can find the free Nail Polish pattern here and also check out this great video so you can quilt along!

I subscribe to the Fat Quarter Shop YouTube channel and I recommend you do the same, it's packed with great tips, interviews and other fun stuff!

This is another check off my fal list (it's #7 the secret orangey one Katy!).