August 10, 2012

quilted kindle case

I'm working on completing my August goals, and I was able to finish my quilt-as-you-go kindle case before we went on our mini vacation to Kansas City. I used this tutorial to make 2 quilted panels. This technique is so much fun. I love using scraps to create something fun and functional. Here's the first one I made.

Front of the bag.
Back of the bag.
I like how the "front" panel turned out--it's a better combination of colors and patterns. (And am I the only person who assigns "front" and "back" to projects that are really non-directional? I do the same thing with my quilts--they immediately get a "top" and "bottom" even though it could go either way.) I used Kona coal for the lining.

I left enough room to add a snap at the top. . .which I haven't done yet, of course.  It works well even without a closure.  I used this tutorial as a guide but ended up only using a 1/4 inch seam allowance.  I don't know if my kindle is thicker or if the batting took up that much room but it was a tight fit with a 1/2 inch seam allowance!

And since you're dying to see some vacation photos, I'm happy to oblige. . .
Hubby and son before the LEGOLAND 3D movie.
A rare photo of me and my son (since I am always the photographer).
Hubby and son.
I love Kansas City.  I could walk around all day taking pictures in front of fountains!

1 comment:

  1. I didn't know there was a lego land in Kansas City, cool! That's the best place on earth for little boys. Love the kindle case, the scrappy patchwork on it looks awesome.