Architexture Desk Blotter by Kathie

Summary

Category:
Home & Decoration
Pattern:
Photo desk blotter
Status:
Complete
Started:
2013-04-18T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2013-04-18T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:

Description

I have loved the Architexture collection by Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman but just didn't know what I'd make . . . then my friend got a new job and its in finance (we both have accounting degrees) and +Fabricmutt has this great tutorial for a desk blotter. 

Of course I had to use Ledger (in gray) for the main body. Maria loves green so I added some green in the hexagons and used Hatch (in gray) for the blotter side pockets.  My backing is Essex Linen in Yarn Dyed Black.  This time I bought enough fabric to make myself one!

Next day . . . my friend loved her desk blotter! Her husband thought I had made all the markings on the ledger and she was hoping I'd put in all the payroll formulas she needed :smile:! It just so happens that she now works for the district I retired from teaching in.

Pictures

So cute I want to keep it
What better fabric for an accountant than Ledger?
Is this cute or what??

Loves

Charwirfs
Jenniesthreads
Aizome
Lorihdesigns
Quilt455

Comments

Juline

OMG, I have a weird thing for office supplies (esp since I work at home), and I lovelovelove this fabric line. Perfect use for it! Definitely bookmarking that tutorial. Love that you added hexies too :).

Kathie

Thank you Juline ! I've been eyeing this fabric for awhile and just needed a good excuse to buy more! Heidi at Fabric Mutt has great instructions and she includes a plastic template sheet to cover the main body. I didn't want to take away from all the wonderful numbers smile so I left it off.

Juline

But don't you need the plastic sheet as a surface for writing?

Kathie

Yes, but when I make mine, I'm going to get a clear one. This is a gift so I'm going to let my friend decide grin .

Terryt1955

So very cool! When I first looked at the photo I thought the writing surface was the calendar insert and thought someone had very precise writing! I like the idea of a clear template so you can see the fabric (that is as long as it's not covered with paper!). Thanks for the tutorial link! Now I finally have a project to make for the non quilty people!

Lorihdesigns

This is too cute! I just love Heidi and her tutorials are always so fantastic. Your fabric choices are absolutely perfect!

Kathie

Terryt1955 & Lorihdesigns , thank you! The tutorial is great as well as her others I've followed. Sorry about the less than crisply focussed pictures.

SewTam

Beautiful! I love things to make the workspace more charming!!! Great job!

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