Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Water bottles

My kids currently take packed lunches to school every day so I made them some personalised lunch bags this year. Our school had a £1/2m building program this year to enlarge the school hall to allow hot dinners to be served, (all hail Jamie Oliver, we love you!).  This means the kids won’t be taking their lunch bags into school but I still want them to take their water bottles as they can drink them in class when they need to.  So (insert drumroll here) I made them water bottle holders!
It was based on this tutorial from Kathy at Pink Chalk Studios except I used wadding rather than Insul-Brite, this gave it a little more bulk than the original so my base disc didn’t fit quite as well as hers but I’m still pleased with it.  The girls have already used them for after school activities and I don’t have the carry the bottle, yipee! 
I lined the bottles with rip stop nylon as I did their lunch bags and I used different patterns to quilt the layers together.  I can’t believe how much fun it was just sewing line after line to quilt the purple fabric!  I tried using a more haphazard free motion quilting technique on the pink fabric with varying success.  I like the end product when other people have used it but I think I need a lot of practice as it was a little too haphazard!  I keep getting a little closer to the idea of actually making a proper quilt, maybe one of these days I’ll actually get there! 
I shall be linking up with all these lovely link parties this week and crossing another thing off my to-do list!
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  1. This is a really cute idea, and simple enough, too :) thanks for sharing.

    I am stopping by from TGC Would love to have you take a look at my project, too : )


  2. Those turned out super cute! Definitely better to look at than the bottle itself! Thanks for sharing with us!

  3. HI! I'm hosting a link up this week -- It's a Keeper Thursdays! I hope you can come over and link up!

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  4. Great use of some scrap fabric there!

  5. Ooh, very cool and quirky. :-)


  6. Hi, friend! I'm admiring all your creative posts here so can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)