I have been friends with Chase for some time now. She's just one of those people that I really hit it off with and we regularly email each other about what we are making, our daughters, what's going on in our lives and try and support each other from afar through the tricky bits. Chase is a hugely talented and creative person. Her photographs are always beautiful and her patchwork and hand sewn quilting makes me want to reach out through the screen and feel the texture and stitches. She has been working on a new project, quarter inch mark studio where she is selling a mix of PDF patterns and also ready-cut fabric sewing kits. Kin-cha-ku is her first and it's a beauty.
A Kin-cha-ku is a traditional Japanese drawstring bag. She details all the construction in the pattern from fabric choosing, through all the method and finishing and you can hear her voice talking through each stage. Chase made we one of these last year and I like to use it for carrying hand sewing bits and bobs on train journeys as it stands on the fold down table and holds lots of little pieces easily. More patterns are on their way so keep a look out on her shop and blog.
She is also running a Pack Patch mini quilt along which is a little easy to follow project that creatively uses your scraps in a simple patch block. Each week there are two themes to help you pull out your fabrics and tell a story with your mini. You can read more in the Flickr group
Photographs courtesy of Chase quarter inch mark
Chase doesn't know I've written this, she is very modest! I just wanted to share! Enjoy x