I am so bad. I got picked for the Moon Munkie Mystery Make about a month ago, and was supposed to get this project finished and posted by sometime last week. Well the project was done, but I couldn’t get decent photos of it because of weather and DST! But no more excuses because I managed to snap a few decent ones at lunch today.
For those of you who don’t know what Moon Munkie’s Mystery Make is all about here’s a quick recap: Moon Munkie sends out 4 bundles of mystery stuff and the “winners” have to make something using some or all of the mystery stuff within 4 weeks of receiving their package. This is what she sent me:
Oh dear. It’s purple. You all know how I feel about purple. Well, honestly I don’t hate it, I am just still kind of done with it since this quilt. But no matter, that fat quarter has better things in store for it. Like this:
I decided to make a notebook cover like this one from Rachel at Stitched in Color. Easy peasy. Only, I didn’t want plain stripes. Oh, no, I had to make it hard. So I decided to make chevrons or zig zags or whatever you want to call them (Is there a difference? No, seriously I really don’t know). If you look closely at all the pictures you can definitely see where I had to squeak out a little bit of fabric with creative piecing to complete the pattern.
Pleasantly, the purple became quite muted after I’d created the “new” fabric!
The charm squares she sent along helped me get enough length in the strip of fabric I would need to hold the whole cover on. And they make a nice pocket for all the junk that is forever falling out of my notebook.
I did have to add a couple of my own scraps in the back because I used up just about all of the fabric she sent along.
And for kicks, I made a little bookmark string from the embroidery floss and some of the buttons.
Alexis saw this thing and wanted it immediately. And to be honest I had planned to give it to her when I was done. But I changed my mind. I like it, I’m keeping it. She can make her own.
So this was a fun experiment, and I might be playing along and creating my own bundles soon. So stay tuned if you are interested in making something from a big package of mystery stuff!