Monday, June 6, 2011

Finishing Up May

 My design wall this first Monday in June has three different projects going.

The stuff on the far left has been there a while.

The fabric in the middle is Jenny's.  It's part of the Round Robin of surface design that I joined at "...And Then We Set It On Fire".  I'll have more to say about that soon.

The stuff on the right is for my new Nook cover.



The cover closes with Velcro.  I made a pocket -- but it's mostly for looks.  I have a couple of business cards in it.


I made little loops on the sides in case I decide I need a strap.
I pieced the back side and quilted it with a swirling feather motif.  I had some really cool new thread -- it was supposed to be cotton, but I'm guessing it's really rayon.  It kept breaking, so I had to change out the needle and have the spool unwind from next to the machine.  But I finally got it to work.

From my Sparkly friend, Donna, I received this beautiful composition book with extra fabric.  Donna knew that blue is my favorite color and hibiscus is my favorite flower. Her daughter made this.  It's just wonderful!

And my Sparkly friend, Jean, sent me this little chicken potholder.  It's too cute to use.  But it will be happy living in my kitchen.

To see other design walls, click here to go to Judy's blog.

11 comments:

Lynne said...

I nearly didn't see that chicken - I must have stopped focusing for a moment (it is 10:30pm here).

Is that a face in the middle of your design wall? It resembles one.

sue said...

Your nook cover is so cute and my kind of colors! Your idea to put the tabs on the sides is a great one.

Kathie said...

Nook cover is so cute and will really protect it.

Gari said...

Well, my Nook is really jealous of your Nook's cover and I love, love, love the chicken pot holder. My mother collects all things chicken and would steal it away from you if she could.

Bonnie said...

That chicken looks like the Big Chicken in Marietta, Georgia. My Kindle is jealous of your Nook also. Love the colors of your cover.

sophie said...

In the crazy way my mind often puts two ideas together ... I think I may be making a chicken composition book cover--thanks for the inspiration. I love your nook cover--the loops for a future/optional strap are a great idea.

happydaysquilting said...

OOh! lovely nook cover, great fabric choices, my kindle is my second favourite gadget the first being my sewing machine of course :)

Marti said...

I love your Nook cover! The chicken pot holder is too cute, what a good friend.

Robbie said...

Love the pot holder! I still see some 'room' on that design board! Get busy! ha ha ha

Beth said...

Mail was good to you!!! and the Nook cover looks good enough to carry as a purse!...

We're all waiting to see whats next....

Teri said...

I like it! The pocket is a good idea, because you can keep your charger in it if you have to. And the optional strap is also a good idea. I have been looking everywhere for small D rings like maybe 1/2 inch. I can't find them anywhere.