Saturday, June 06, 2009

New patterns on the newsstand

American Patchwork and Quilting, August 2009 Remember this (wow, two years ago!)? Well, now it’s all finished and you can make your own version from the pattern in American Patchwork and Quilting (August 2009 issue)! It’s an easy quilt to machine appliqué, inspired by textiles designs by Verner Panton—hence I call it Verner, though you’ll find it in the magazine as Dot to Dot. The Mother did not appreciate quilting the fiddly little spirograph designs, but they look fantastic, so thanks to her for struggling through!

My quilt in American Patchwork & Quilting, 2009

Dot to Dot quilt

Interweave Stitch, Spring 2009 If you’re flying anywhere this summer, also check out my E-Ticket Wallet pattern in the spring issue of Stitch. I got tired of wadding up my ticket printout, passport, and other bits of paper in the airport and trying not to lose them, so I made up this wallet to hold everything together. It’s made specifically to fit e-tickets, since airline-printed cardstock tickets are rapidly becoming things of the past.

E-Ticket Wallet in Stitch, Spring 2009

The one I made for myself matches my Ikea Flört laptop bag (apparently the shoulder bag is no longer on the website).

E-Ticket Wallet

E-Ticket Wallet

I also made versions of these for my family, some of them with different details on the front: A tiny pomeranian (adapted from a print by the amazing Eleanor Grolsch) for the Mother...

E-Ticket Wallet

A bird from Cute Stuff for Middle Brother’s wife...

E-Ticket Wallet

And another version with an airplane for Youngest Brother, who hopefully will be able to use the wallet when he comes to visit later this month...

E-Ticket Wallet

One word of warning though! Of all things to not be internationally standardized, passports apparently differ in dimensions slightly from country to country. The Mother went to stuff her Canadian passport into the pocket and found it wouldn’t fit (sorry for the crap gift, Mom!). So if you’re fortunate enough to carry a passport that isn’t American, you’ll probably want to measure it and adjust the pocket size accordingly.