My next project from "Last-Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts" was a Christmas gift for my sister-in-law, a very talented scrapbooker. When I saw her at Thanksgiving I asked if she used colored pencils for her scrapbooking, because I was thinking about making her the Colored Pencil Roll from the patchwork book. Unfortunately, she said that she doesn't really use them, so I tried to think of something else for her. But then I came across a package of 20 Stablio markers and since they were similar in size to colored pencils and they could be used for journaling, I took the plunge and made the roll-up. But first I had to pick four additional markers to fill all 24 pockets!
The hardest part was picking 24 coordinating pieces of fabric. The roll-up is in the 2-4 hours section of the book, but I think I spent about a whole hour in addition to that just picking out fabrics. Otherwise, the directions were easy to follow and I got to use my walking foot for the first time ever. (P.S. The walking foot really looks like the star of Alien.)
I changed the order of the colors. The book ended on purple, but I ended on green. I think it worked as the best combo with the fabric selections.
What I also love about this project is being able to look at the fabrics that I chose and remember where else I had used them.
The book indicates that this pattern came from Pink Chalk Studio and her website has this pattern for sale in the 24-pocket roll and a 12-pocket roll.