My newest design revealed!

There have been some good guesses at what I've been working on…
The closest one was Jenny, who thought it might have been a storage ottoman.  So close Jenny! : )

"Birds Of The Meadow" is the newest pattern from One Day In May. Featuring a combination of applique birds with dimensional wings and tails, stitchery, patchwork and quilting… they have been such fun to create. 

Birds Of The Meadow ~ Fabric Storage Boxes - One Day In May

These fabric boxes are sized at 6 1/2" x 8" and 8 1/2" x 10". I'm always struggling to find ways of storing projects that I have underway… and thought these would be a pretty way to keep the pattern, fabrics and notions all together and close at hand.

Birds Of The Meadow 2 ~ Fabric Storage Boxes - One Day In May

After some experimentation, I'm happy to have come up with a fabric box that keeps its shape really well. I've managed to avoid the need for cardboard, plastic or other insert, which is exactly what I was hoping for…

Birds Of The Meadow 3 ~ Fabric Storage Boxes - One Day In May

The applique and stitchery panels are interchangeable and may be used for either size box.
The feature panel of the larger box is enhanced with a simple patchwork border.

Birds Of The Meadow 4 ~ Fabric Storage Boxes - One Day In May

The sides of both boxes are pieced and quilted for a soft country feel…

Birds Of The Meadow 5~ Fabric Storage Boxes - One Day In May

On the back of the larger one, you'll find a handy pocket to store some smaller items for easy access.

Birds Of The Meadow 6~ Fabric Storage Boxes - One Day In May

So there you have it… my secret's out!!

If you are heading to the Quilt and Craft Expo at Rosehill this week, you can find this new design amongst all the other One Day In May projects at the Pattern Press stand. Please stop by to see all the wonderful designs available from Pattern Press and say hello to the girls!

Will you be at the Craft and Quilt Fair in Sydney next week? If you'd like to see all of the One Day In May originals… Waterlily Dreaming ~ As Roses Bloom ~ A Cornflower Gathering and Birds Of The Meadow, please visit… 

Blueberries – stand H44
at the Craft and Quilt Fair, Sydney 

June 22 – 26, 2011

Wednesday to Sunday

Open 9am – 5pm Daily

Sydney Exihibiton Centre, Darling Harbour

Blueberries AQC
I know the girls would love to see you there!!

Until next time,

Melissa  x 

3 Responses

  1. You are a genuis!!! Finding storage is a dilemma I am facing this morning, as a matter of fact, as I try to tidy up my area! Did I think to make up cute little boxes?? Heck, no, that’s YOUR job. You think, I’ll sew!! In the meantime, my ‘stuff’ just gets stacked. Great little storage boxes, Melissa. What are the chances they’ll be available some day as a PDF file?? ~karen

  2. Absolutely GAWJUS Melissa!!!! Just LOVE the birdies!!!
    Joy ;o)

  3. I love your storage boxes Melanie, and I am the biggest bird lover, these are very special!

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