Saturday, March 3, 2012

This week's wrap-up

Hopefully, you aren't getting sick of seeing these iPad cases. I made another one for my sister this week. It only took about an hour to put together. I love Faith's (Fresh Lemons Quilts) tutorial. I'm thinking of making a few more smaller versions for a Nook and Kindle for another sister and niece.

iPad case for Hawley

iPad case for Hawley

iPad case for Hawley

I then pieced together the first block of my mom's quilt. She picked this Lost and Found fabric by Jen Allyson for Riley Blake. She wanted gray sashing, so I paired it with Kona medium gray. I forgot that these blocks can take a bit of time. They finish at around 15 inches. I'm planning on making 36 total blocks for a 6x6 layout. One down, 35 to go.

Garden Fence Block for Mom

I also purchased some fabric this week for a steal. Here are my first two orders (half yard cuts of each). Another order came yesterday, but I need to take pictures of it first (so excited for the quilts that'll come out of that package), and my final order should arrive on Tuesday. Fabric Orders 1 & 2

Fabrics from top to bottom:
  • Marvel Superhero Retro Comics for Camelot Cottons
  • Sea Kelp in Gray from Going Coastal by Emily Herrick for Michael Miller
  • Sea Star in Red from Going Coastal by Emily Herrick for Michael Miller
  • Crab Walk in Gray from Going Coastal by Emily Herrick for Michael Miller
  • Daisy's Dates in Red from Reunion by Sweetwater for Moda
  • Wall Flower in Cherry from Lotus by Amy Butler
  • Circles in Carrot from Metro Living for Robert Kaufman
  • Premier Prints Zig Zag Twill in Chartreuse
  • Premier Prints Twill Gotcha Girly Blue
  • Premier Prints Zig Zag Twill Girly Blue

I have plans for some of these, but the rest are just to add to the stash. I plan to make a drawstring bag or two for storing some of my son's toys with the superhero fabric. With the twill Premier Prints, I think I'll make some zippered pouches, like this one, and maybe a bag.

I've really been enjoying my renewed sewing time these last few weeks. Life can be so stressful that it's nice to have something that I feel I have control over and that stays finished. I'm sure my mother thought I'd never say this, but thank goodness for sewing!


Sara said...

Dots are so therapeutic aren't they. I like that hidden birdie print in your pouch:)

Creative block:)

Barb said...

Love your case and fabrics....

felicity said...

Everything here is gorgeous!

Diane said...

Great ipad case! Love the fabrics you selected to use.


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