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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Sewing machine cover. Boom.

It's done! And it was my April goal!! And I finished it at the CJMQG retreat. Yay for finishes! And especially yay for finishes with mostly Anna Maria Horner triangles (with Amy Butler, Joel Dewberry, and solids thrown in for good measure).  I used this quilted sewing machine cover tutorial from Sew Delicious.

Baby's first retreat, and baby's first cover! I quilted in a wood grain pattern, blogged about here. It gives the whole thing a beautiful texture! I quilted in grey Connecting Threads. It was the first time I tried this technique - I'll surely be using it again soon.

  I chose one of my favorite Loulouthi prints for the sides. I love seeing them every day! It's the little things, right? :)


It's now keeping my sad, quiet sewing machine warm as I teach and lesson plan my days away. Which, by the way, I'm stoked about. Not so much the quiet sewing machine, though.


The plan is to quilt at least an hour a day... I started quilting my wedding quilt! I can't WAIT to share this one with you all, finally. In a perfect world it would be ready for the Blogger's Quilt Festival in one month. We'll see. (Special thanks to Jessica and Kristina for the action shots!)




At the retreat, I also finished a fabric baby book that I had to give to my niece (for her first birthday!) the very next day. Alas, I couldn't get very good pictures because it was nighttime, but here is is. You can see more similar ones at my tutorial post for this book, which I have updated now that I've made a second one.

The retreat was a blast - I learned the magic of binding clips (they hold everything in, like Spanx) (it's true) and how to attach and use my walking foot. I also met several guild members from elsewhere in NJ (hi Diane - I know she reads!)  and got lots of advice from everyone about quilting. It's always fun sewing with my friends. I'm itching to go to another!


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18 comments:

  1. Cute cover! love all the colours. Sounds like the retreat was amazing!

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  2. Hi Jess! Thanks for the shout out. I love your sewing machine cover - it's even prettier in person! How great about those first graders. I too am looking forward to another retreat. Diane

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  3. It looks fantastic! I'll be cheering you on for the BQF finish :o)

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  4. What a cute book and a cheerful machine cover -- it shoudl keep your machine happy while you're out earning money for more fabric to feed through it!

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  5. Looks great! I'm contemplating a mixer cover kind of like that!

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  6. Oh, I'm jealous of your sewing machine - it has such a beautiful and cozy quilt to wrap up in :)

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  7. Congratulations on your gorgeous finishes!
    Esther

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  8. What a cheery cover!! Beautiful!

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  9. Love your cover and yay for finishing so early! I am still working on my goal. I was wondering how the retreat went, can't wait to see what Diane got finished :).

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  10. Congratulations on your finishes!

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  11. Love your machine cover! I need to make one of those for my "baby". Congrats on your finish!

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  12. I really like your sewing machine cover! You quilt is looking gorgeous too!

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  13. Oooh love that cover! I should totally make one for mine--at least it would keep small fingers from messing with the tension!

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  14. It's now keeping my sad, quiet sewing machine warm as I teach and lesson plan my days away. maquinas de coser

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  16. The sewing machine covers are good for them these are save them for dust, and no need to clean them daily. That sewing machine cover you made is cute. this blog

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