My big sister is the most organized person I know. but she's not technical. so when I saw this tute, I pinned it right away. I KNEW it was perfect for her.
I embroidered her name, since I love alliteration.
I added a pen in her favorite color (aqua).
I used linen and scraps from the new Grandeur line of fabrics from Robert Kaufman. It's got lots of lovely blue (Lisa's fave color) and lily of the valley (her favorite flower), so it's totally perfect.
Here's the full outside of the listkeeper: I added more horizontal lines of quilting than the directions called for, but that's the only change I made. It puckered a bit where I topstitched the opening, I couldn't figure out how to avoid that...
Here's a better look at the very minimal quilting.
It was super hard to get a shot of the amazingly perfect button I found, this is probably the best pic. It's the exactly right shades of mother-of-pearl blue.
I wrapped it in a long strip of plain brown paper, and then sewed the sides shut with several rows of very-long-stitch-length seams. Then I used paper scissors to scallop the edges...
here's where you can see the stitching on the package. I love it.