Just before Christmas my Mum and Dad both bought new laptops and new laptops bags - identical laptops in identical bags... after a few times of picking up the wrong bag, Mum asked me if I could make her a key ring of some sort to identify hers.
I've been a bit busy since Christmas and inspiration never really struck. Saturday morning I had a brainwave. Scrappy key rings. Free motion appliqued. I made one for Mum and one for Dad.
I made up a template for the tag and drew round it generously on piece of felt - twice per key ring. I then arranged some small scraps on one of the tags and using a small amount of glue, stuck them in place. As the machine was already set up for free motion quilting I attached the scraps that way.
I then free motion quilted a pattern for the reverse of the tags - on the green tag I played with the circles on string which I had loved when quilting my neon stained quilt, and for the blue one I did the organic "straight" lines.
I trimmed the tags down then placed them wrong sides together and again using the free motion quilting foot I stitched round the edge, sandwiching in a piece of ribbon as I went for the ring itself.
Not bad for an hour's work and a few very small scraps used up.