Category Archives: Marker Roll

On A Roll, Part 2

Well, they’re done! I created 4 marker rolls – 3 for my friend’s younger children and one for my niece (I’m doing an entire ‘princess’ theme for her Christmas gift). Here they are all together:

Overall, it’s a cute gift (I plan on pairing them up with a coloring book), but it’s more time consuming to sew up than what I had anticipated. I also think the patterned fabric on the pocket detracts from the fun prints that the markers set in so next time I plan on using a solid (not that I think the kids would care). If I use markers for the roll, I also intend on decreasing the height of the roll as the markers are a bit shorter than what colored pencils are. Hopefully, I’ll have the chance to put a more detailed review on PR this afternoon and possibly enter the Holiday Sewing Contest….

On A Roll…..

Last year I purchased Last Minute Patchwork Gifts (you can read my review of it here). It quickly became one of my favorite books and I made several items from it. However, there was one project (of several) that I desperately wanted to make but never got to – the Colored Pencil Roll. Since I’ve decided to (try to) make more handmade items this year for gifts, I thought this might be a great present for my friend’s children. However, instead of colored pencils (i thought younger kids might not like using them) I opted for markers.
As soon as Joann’s put fat quarters on sale, I ran out and purchased enough for a 12 marker set. Once I had all my materials ready, I couldn’t wait to get started – consequently, I’ve already begun piecing! I plan on putting up information on the sidebar later on this afternoon and hope to have completed project photos up soon. Do you think if I get this one under my belt, I’ll have enough time to make the gorgeous Color Wheel Quilt?