Saturday, May 28, 2011

Covered!


Here's a close-up view of my most recent finish.  Fabric: Ruby...just love it! Half-square triangles previously seen here. What is it?


Introducing "Just Swell!"  I have needed to make a cover for my Janome for quite a while...it's actually been on the "to-do" list for a couple of years.  When I saw Camille's cute sewing machine cover at market I knew I had to make one.


I did all the straight line quilting exactly as suggested in the pattern.  My machine is taller and wider than Camille's, but the pattern has a simple formula for making the cover fit your machine--the math worked out perfectly.  The only thing I might have done differently would be to make the ties about an inch longer than suggested--since my machine was a bit wider I think I needed longer ties (but you can see from the photo above that I was still able to tie a cute bow on each side).

And finally...for the winner of my Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway...wow--there were 708 comments!  Thanks so much to everyone who entered and shared their thoughts on favorite fabrics!  Congratulations Dawn...I've sent you an e-mail...and as soon as I get your mailing address a box of goodies will be on it's way to you! Have a great rest of the weekend everyone!


26 comments:

Sarah @ Fabric Seeds said...

Beautiful!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Very cute Ruby cover for your machine!
Congratulations Dawn!

Simone de Klerk said...

What a great cover. Thank you for the link to the pattern.
Check - it's on my list to-do now (0:

Stephanie said...

Super sweet machine cover! Ruby is beautiful.

Jackie said...

Very cute! That zig zag would make a cute quilt border too.

Quilt Hollow said...

I'm snickering with my comment! Sherri....when does your machine ever get covered up? You use it constantly!! Hee!! It is a beautiful pattern...I agree!

GerryART said...

Ohh, dearrr,
I'm not going to be the only gal with an adorned machine, Sherri.
Hmmm, what color ??????

Yipee! ! ! I have two Featherweight's I can create for before tackling my Bernina.

hugs,
Gerry

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

that is just so lovely Sherri....love the design and the fabric...

Kelly Massman said...

Congrats to Dawn!
And what a beautiful project! Those fabrics are so pretty!

Dawn said...

I can't believe I won! Thank you so much for the giveaway!!

Love the sewing machine cover... I really need to make one of those, too! :)

@pril said...

Love it! It's beautiful! Thanks for sharing. I need to cover my naked machine too!

Brita said...

Awww, a snuggy cover for the Janome. Mine is so jealous :-) Love the fabric!

barb's creations said...

Beautiful cover for your machine....may need to purchas some Ruby when it hits the stores here.You've also reminded me I have my cover to finish....still hand quilting it from I think last year or the year before lol :) Barb.

Sherry said...

I have thought about making a machine cover for some time. I love the design and fabric you used.

John'aLee said...

Adorable!

Anne Heidi said...

How cute! I love the fabrics you used!

KaHolly said...

It's just perfect!! I am waiting for some fabric to arrive to make one, too!! Hope it comes out as cute as yours!

Carol said...

Oh Sherri that couldn't be any more wonderful! I love it!

Pat said...

I love the cover. I should make one for my machine but I always seem to start something else. I love the fabric that you chose.

Carol T said...

Your cover is so cute. I just love all of Camille's new patterns.

Tammy said...

Super cute! Love the material you chose!

Suzanne said...

So simple but beautiful...great job!

suemac said...

That fabric is adorable as is the sewing machine cover.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Totally adorable! Love the fabrics!

Carrie P. said...

so very cute.

Mama Pea said...

That is adorable! Well Done!