Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Pieced Badge Cover: Mid-week Project

I started my first nursing job this week.  A lot of nurses decorate their badge clips and I thought, why not a quilted badge?  I hope it will be a good conversation starter with some of my patients who may also be quilters or live with a quilter :)

I decided on a Dutchman's puzzle block and used paper and foundation piecing both to make it.  Obviously there are some wonkiness issues, but as the entire design measures just 1.5" I'm okay with that.   After piecing together the top I cut the piece to a circle and added elastic to make it wrap around the badge base.

Here's what my badge clip looks like from the back.  The fabric comes around the edges of the base and the elastic pulls it in close behind it.  I can't wait to wear it to work :)

Linking up to WIP Wednesday.


  1. That is precious! Hope your nursing job goes well!

  2. I'll have to give this a shot - I wear a badge to work, too, and am always looking for ways to pretty it up! :)

  3. How fun is that!?! Great idea and yes, a great way to start some conversation. TFS

  4. Love your badge, but especially congratulations on your job! Hope you really like it.