Thursday, 10 August 2017

I Have a Small Finish

Hold on to your hats people, I actually have a fully finished project to show you!

I feel it's not often I do feature a fully finished item on my blog... I seem to have so many projects that take an age to complete, & while it's lovely to share progress, it's also fun to make something that only takes a few sessions to finish.

Humble as it is... I give you... my new quilt block folder!
 I have no idea what I originally intended with these fabrics, but they're perfectly suitable for this purpose.
 The cover is kept stiff with the insertion of some corflute... light but strong... & FREE; got it as scrap from a local signwriter.
 The folder is sized for up to 12½" blocks, & has a couple of pieces of quilt wadding as 'pages'.
 
I based this folder on one I was gifted a couple of years ago by the very clever Barb of Barb's Creations... I use hers all the time, but wanted another one or two as well, to separate a few projects.
Great for keeping blocks clean, flat & organised.
And, oh-so pretty, methinks♥
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One of my little birdies is continuing to spread her wings... on Saturday, my DD-Y is off to the Pilbara region of Western Australia, for a 6-week school psychology placement. We'll miss her being around, but it's all part of her studies & professional development.
With both my girls nearing the end of their uni studies, & mr17 finishing school in a couple of months (plus getting his drivers license soon too), this is a phase of us transitioning into a fully adult family! It's a strange but exciting prospect.

~Thanks For Dropping By~

19 comments:

Pamela said...

Nice finish and a great idea!

Brigitte said...

I agree. Sometimes we just need a little finish, particularly when we work on many large projects. A great quilt block folder, a really good idea.
It always takes some time to get used to the fact to be a fully adult family. A great chance but very exciting, too.

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Lovely Anthea! It will come in handy for sure! xx

Jeanette said...

Lovely block holder. They are a great idea. Hugs, xx

Jo said...

Sounds like a busy year ahead too.

kiwikid said...

Always great to get a finish, it is so motivating!! Looks very pretty too. Soon the chicks might fly the nest!

Lin said...

Pretty fabrics you have used in your folder - always useful. xx

Kate said...

Great idea to have some portfolios like this Anthea. Enjoy the transition of your family.

sunny said...

Love your block folder! I think I need to make one for my 6" block projects. (Long term!)

Maria said...

Great useful finish Anthea.
Hope DD-Y enjoys her time up North...

Renee said...

This is lovely and what a great idea! How exciting for your DD-Y! And it seems we both have Mr17s getting their driver's licenses. Mine will begin his senior year of high school this year. Where does the time go?! They grow up so quickly.

Chookyblue...... said...

Nice block keeper.......
Kids grow up to fast.....

Fiona said...

great block holder, all the best to your DD as she starts the road to independence! and to you too of course

Hugz

Mia said...

It is a useful and great idea, Anthea! I love the fabric you chose. Have a nice week, my friend.

Susan said...

Love the block holder - I really could do with one too.

Maybe empty nesters...one day - they have a habit of returning though.

Helen said...

It looks great, wonderful finish :)

retdairyqueen said...

Very pretty block folder
You know I don't have one of these Methinks time I made one

Janice said...

What a lovely project. I'm sure it will be well used. It is something I should make one day. I like the way the corflute just slips in a pocket. Too clever.

Cheryll said...

Ohhh nice use of lovely fabric... xox

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