What does “Squirrel!!!” have to do with quilting and a cork wallet is a question that some of you may ask. Others know the secret. A squirrel is technically a project that wasn’t part of the current plan but just had to get done. This definitely was a 🐿 project. I have been a little slow-moving these days – the cold of winter, not enough other things scheduled to keep me moving – not really sure what it is. This captured my imagination and was a quick and fun project.
I collected this cork, maybe at QuiltCon in Nashville or maybe someplace else. I saw this simple pattern from Sara at Sew Sweetness; it’s free on her blog. Now, you may notice that zig zag down the center. I was being careful with the pieces and placed them on the fold as directed, but for some reason, I decided to trim the line on the paper on the inside piece. Since this was a first, and really would only be used in my evening purse, I thought it would be fine to zig-zag that piece back together. It worked.
I often put a few things in my small purse when I go into town, off the island. This is just the right wallet for my purse or pocket, so slim and light. I may try one with a double front, to make it look a tad more professional, but Sara suggests trying it this way first. I also feel like there’s a touch too much give for the fold, so, I may tinker with that, too.
I highly recommend this fun make!
FYI: I did not make any changes to my machine and used a 50wt piecing thread. I might use a thicker thread for an accent next time.
Coming Up on My Blog:
February RSC – Rainbow Scrap Challenge
Stay at Home Round Robin – 3/21
Tips and Tutorials on the 22nd – 3/22
March RSC – Rainbow Scrap Challenge
Wonderful World of Color Blog Hop – 4/18