Two More Quick Finishes

My husband also wanted a cover for his kindle. I wanted to sew something this week. So, a cover for him it is.

I have never tried wavy line quilting, so I used my husband as a guinea pig! If it looked a mess, he wouldn't care :) But I soon learned it's kind of hard to mess this technique up. I enjoyed doing this!

I won a piece of laminated fabric many moons ago from Just Laminates and I found the perfect use for it! The top of my card table was getting pretty ragged from the grand kids painting, etc. I took the screws out, removed the old covering and put on the new laminate. It turned out so good and smooth. Sorry for the lousy and fast photos. 

 It is like a new table now :) 

My kids are coming this weekend for a week, I'm so grateful for that! I have a new quilt project all laid out and ready. I'm excited to get started on this one. It involves Jeni Baker fabric, one of my vintage sheet finds (new in the package!) and a Jeni Baker pattern. The perfect combination! I plan to get started after Thanksgiving is over. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday :)

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Small Stuff Finished

Hello, it's been awhile. After my last post things got pretty awful with my health again, so I haven't been doing much lately. I had a couple good days and decided to get all the small stuff out of the way that has been piled up on my table.

First is a set of identical Christmas minky blankets for my two youngest grand daughters that are just 2 months apart.

I had bought this Ann Kelle for Robert Kaufman minky print a long time ago at one of my visits to SAS fabrics. I had no clue what I would do with it, but it was cheap! It finally got put to good use :) I just paired it with this cute print from Hobby Lobby and two Christmas gifts are done.

 My girls have the same boss at work. She likes to feed the squirrels peanuts on her break. I was asked to make her a bag for the peanuts. I knew I wanted to use laminate and was lucky enough to find a piece with squirrels on it!

The print is from Tula Pink's Birds & Bees collection. The top strip is from a fat quarter I've had forever that I thought I would never use. I tried Jeni Baker's tutorial from In Color Order. I really love the construction of this bag, so simple!

I wish I would have fussy cut the squirrels to center them better, but you know me, I hate to waste a scrap of fabric. I also used the laminate on the inside since peanuts can be kind of messy :)

Next up was another simple blanket for my dog. I just used two pieces of flannel with a scrap of batting in between. He loves it but didn't deserve it because he bit the UPS man the same day! :(
So he's pouting from getting in so much trouble...

Do you remember my potholder tutorial? Well I finally finished the second one from that post. That was almost a year ago!

These are so sturdy and perfectly sized, I love them! They would make great Christmas gifts, if you need an idea, head on over and check out the tutorial.

My husband got me a Kindle HDX for our 19th anniversary. Of course I had to make a case. I also have lots of mini charms collected so I decided to use my Pedal Pushers by Lauren & Jessi Jung for Moda. The prints are so pretty. I got this mini charm pack from Green Fairy Quilts. I love when they have sales because they always have free shipping.

I guessed on measurements and was pleasantly surprised I got a perfect fit! My satisfaction was quickly squashed when I realized I forgot to put the magnetic snap in, ugh! The lining is a piece of one of my vintage fabrics.

I have no clue what that white circle is on top of my kindle, very odd...
Since it was just for me, I added some velcro and didn't get too mad at myself for forgetting the snap.

My table is now clutter free and no more small unfinished projects nagging in my mind. It felt good to be able to sew again and have these things finished, so I can get back to quilts when I'm able!
Thanks for stopping by!
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