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!