Okay, so maybe I'm not working on my regularly-scheduled Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks, but I have to make a cover for my new Kindle PRONTO!!! Don't want it to meet the same sad fate as my last one, right? The newest member of our electronic family arrived this week ....
It looks exactly like its dearly-departed predecessor, except without the frozen screen LOL!!!
One of the first things I picked up at the AQS event in Chattanooga Thursday was this pattern for a quilted case to help protect the new Kindle a little better than the last one. I'm really excited to be making something I'll use every day out of these beautiful ORANGE fabrics!!!
So excited, in fact, that I've already finished up the case!!!
I'm absolutely IN LOVE with this new Case!!!!
I did some simple crosshatch quilting on the main floral print.
I love how that touch of black print makes the deep oranges/pinks sparkle!
|Honey fits down inside perfectly!!!|
|Front of the Case|
I added the small flange between the top flap and body using the lining fabric.
|Back - with a really nice zippered pocket included!!!|
Again I used the lining fabric for the zipper binding.
Yes, indeed, these ORANGES are delicious!
And they will be very, very good for the continued well-being of the new Kindle too :*)
I'm linking up with other ORANGE-minded sewists
This is the perfect way to travel to a show in my opinion. No driving and the distraction of chatting & laughing - or getting lost! - on the way there or back.... no spending $$$ on hotel rooms or meals except lunch that day .... no spending $$$ because you are there more than one day, and you just have to go back to pick up that one thing you saw the day before and now can't live without..... you know what I mean, don't you? Yep, I know you do!!!! Many, many THANKS to the ladies who put this trip together for us - it was a blast!!!
The very first thing I bought when I walked into the Show was this PURPLE t-shirt from AQS with a lovely FMQ design - and of course you all know that I Quilt with PASSION!!!
This design reminds me of the gorgeous FMQ work done by Patsy Thompson.
I am SO in AWE of her talent!!!!
So what do I mean when I say I was a good girl at the Show? I didn't buy any fabric!!!! Nope, not nary a half yard :*) The closest I came to fabric purchases was this tiny mug-rug kit - it's already cut and fused & ready to sew up - isn't it adorable???? And totally irresistible :*)
And I also bought this kit to make a microwavable bowl-holder.....
I can't tell you how many times I have held my breath as I try to take a hot bowl out of the microwave with potholders and praying one doesn't slip! No more, my friends!!! I mainly bought the kit because I had to in order to get the pattern. I think I will be making a few more of these :*)
Otherwise, I only bought tools and gadgets to make my quilting life easier...
|A fancy-schmancy needle threader (approved by Bonnie Hunter) and other notions for POTC|
|Okay, I admit it - I went a little wild at this booth!!! |
I could have bought a dozen of these!!!
They are iron-on transfers with rhinestones & metal brads in cute, cute designs =^..^=
|Close up so you can see the shine & fun colors of the metal pieces|
Here's how they looked on some of the garments displayed at the booth....
Aren't they too cute????
I can't wait to find some t-shirts to put them on. Since it feels like November outside today, I'm thinking I need to get long-sleeved t-shirts LOL!!! I also thought these would be adorable on a bag!!!
I came VERY CLOSE to putting down a deposit on one of these....
I know!!! Talk blowing a budget!!! But they had a great Show sale price on it, and it came with all the accessories - including that wonderful real-wood Koala table!
|Just LOOK at all that open quilting space!!!!|
In the end, I decided to do some more research on all the different brands and take my time deciding on what would work best for me. If any of you have a sit-down longarm, I'd love to hear about yours and what you love or hate about it. I know of a few of you who do (yes Janet O. I'm looking at you!!!) and produce the most marvelous quilting with it! But before I go in hock buying one, I want to be sure I've got all the information I need to make the best choice for me and my budget =^..^=
I didn't take pictures of the quilts. By the time I got there my camera was low on batteries, so I just gazed at them in wonder and enjoyed the beauty of such amazing craftsmanship!!!
I hope you have found ways to have fun this week!
I'm going to a new-to-me knit shop - the Haus of Yarn - this afternoon and I'm excited!!!!
(My bank account however is shaking in its boots!!!)
Hugs & Blessings!