Meet Audrey, she is my Babylock (For the Love of Sewing) sewing machine. She just turned three years old! So to celebrate, I thought I would make her something to wear. Every girl needs a new outfit.
This black one does not become her, wouldn't you agree?
So Camille has this great pattern called Just Swell for a cover that would fit her nicely you can get it over at Thimble Blossoms. And since I just happened to have lots of her fabulous fabric... I am using a Charm pack of each Ruby and some yardage from her Vintage Modern collection (Hurry up, I think this one is running out!) and Bella Charms pack in white.
For some reason I always make my own patterns when I make something. But following patterns are a great way to have some discipline and try new techniques. I challenged myself to complete this in one day and follow the pattern exactly. So here goes!
The white are Bella precut charm squares, how convenient!
These are the patterns I selected for the cool zig zag design for the front.
From these 2.5 inch squares I made half square triangles, just as the pattern stated.
Draw a line corner to corner and sew 1/4 inch on either side, then cut, that was easy!
Clean up the corners.....
And voila!! It's like magic to me, how simple squares make such cool designs. I have so much to learn.... I can't wait! : D
Normally, nice young ladies don't show their underwear, but here it is. I wonder if all quilters' quilts have an ugly underside?
Here it is laid out, unfinished on the sofa.
OK. I promised I wouldn't cheat and would follow the pattern exactly. But I did not want to waste beautiful fabric on the inside! So I used some pre-quilted stuff I had from when Wal-Mart closed their fabric section. I got it for $1.50 and who's to know?
And Audrey is delighted with her new outfit!
That was fun and I felt so accomplished, not to mention I finally got to use some of the yummy fabric I have been collecting.
And for those of you who are waiting for projects... I am learning new techniques to apply to yours so don't worry. There is a method to my madness.