Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Sewing Machine cover swap

I'm participating in a cool swap to make a sewing machine cover.  It was something I had wanted to make for myself but I love the idea of someone else making it for me!  What is it about me always more motivated to make something for someone else and not myself?  Is it that I get more from the process then the product?  Really other then a few small wallhangings and one small lap quilt I have given everything else away!  Even my first quilt along quilt!  Now I have plans and tops and block sets I would like to have for myself but... Anywho...

Here is what I started with.  Some natural colored linen, and some wonderful scrap packs of Denyse Schmidt I got from my fav LQS  Karen Gray (whose shop is in Quilt Sampler this month!)  I actually auditioned several fabric combos including this delicious Valori Wells green leaf linen from KG shop.

Here are some of the other fabrics I auditioned

And I do mean auditioned..I put all of these int he fickr discussion and enjoyed seeing who chose what combos.  All of the smaller pieces came from KG scrap bags.

And here is the front pieced...

and the back...

and what I'm thinking for the quilting on the front matching pearl cottons and beads.
Haven't decided on the back yet...maybe my secret partners name?  I love quilting names and words(oo ooo!) in pearl cottons.
future blogs
  •  Stone mountain natural textures
  • Triangle Modern Quilt Guild and Spoonflower
  • Thimble Pleasures

Keep dreaming...Colleen

This was the first quilt I ever made in my first quilt class. 
 A kaleidoscope string quilt where we created the fabric with wavy free hand cut strips.
Ive always been a little different so I turned the one pattern piece
so the strips ran the opposite of what they were supposed to.
 My teacher had never done this and was impressed.
 I call it Crosses or Four Patch deoending on how I hang it. 
My fabrics were pretty strange too...can you guess the fabric year?


Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see the finished cover...I still need to make a cover for my machine! =)

Barb said...

I agree with the first comment, can't wait to see the cover... What a fun first quilt!

Laura said...

I'm the same way - quick to make things for others, slow in making things for myself. Can't wait to see your finished cover - love the colors!