Pause for the Reveal!

Sometimes you just need to take a pause to have a breakthrough…I had 2 breakthroughs when I took my pause last week. My awesome new sewing machine cover (see below) and I figured out how to quilt the purple bee quilt for my mom. More on that later!

Now, I have to say that I just adore Comma by Zen Chic (Brigitte Heitland). The colors, the mix of scale in the prints, the prints themselves. I love everything about it.

I decided that my sewing machine cover needed some pockets for the sides (not sure what made me think that because they were a bit of a pain…) and also as much use of the prints as possible. This cover is reversible because I made the backing pretty too!

I haven’t bound the bottom yet and if I’m being really honest with myself (and you too) I don’t know what I ever will. I mean it is for me and I certainly am not at all chuffed with that unfinished look.

I also decided to bust out my new Angela Walters book and practice some free motion quilting (I apologize for the crappy cell phone pic). I used her atomic squares design. It isn’t perfect but I think it is pretty good for a first try.

All in all a great pause in quilting for quilting of a different sort!

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10 Responses to Pause for the Reveal!

  1. Lisa L. says:

    I love the way the cover turned out! (I do not think it needs a binding either.) 🙂 Hooray for breakthroughs!

  2. Joan says:

    Whoo hoo, that looks fabulous. Perfect choice!

  3. Julie Hirt says:

    Woot, woot, it looks awesome! I just finished a boy baby quilt with the Comma line, I’m totally in love with the fabrics.

  4. Katy says:

    Well paused! A tip I got from the long armer on the squares is that you need to pause (ironically) ever so slightly every time you change direction in order to get sharpish corners 🙂

  5. Carrie P. says:

    very pretty. i like how it has both sides. great quilting design too.

  6. Tammy says:

    Love how it turned out . That fabric is absolutely gorgeous.

  7. Great job! That’s one smart looking cover. Makes it fun to put her to bed at night and keeps the dust out! Love that fabric, too!

  8. Sharon says:

    Fun way to display your favorite fabrics!

  9. Missy says:

    I have never finished the bottom of my sewing machine cover I made two years ago either, just never felt like it! LOL
    I love the colors in yours!

  10. CeLynn says:

    Melissa,I love your Pause! The machine cover is just awesome 🙂 I still need to make one of those for mine…

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