Saturday, January 8, 2011

A Tad Off Topic

I played today, but with direction..it's a challenge for my local guild. I had to use the fabric with white background and sewing motifs on it, and I had to use the large blue button and small heart-shaped button. The challenge quilts will be displayed at our show in the month of February. I usually make one every year, and I never win.. which I really don't expect, but it gets a little tiring to keep making them "for nothing." I wasn't going to make one this year, even though I bought the fabric kit. Finally today I decided to make something I want, and which I know won't win anything, again, but at least I'll end up with something I want to use.

It's a Kindle cover. I wanted to use this extra house block that has been kind of lonely.. so I added a couple of appliqued motifs from the white fabric and the two buttons (one for fun, one for the closer thingy). I also added the little eyes looking out of the window.

front, with button closure fastened (the elastic is a hair binder)

front and back, opened up

inside

Carol E.

6 comments:

MamaT said...

Such a great idea! Whether you win a prize or not, I think it's a winner!

Miki Willa said...

Brilliant! I love the challenge fabric, and I think your piece is a winner in creativity and use of fabric.

QuiltSwissy said...

You know what, you just might win this year! I really like your ideas!

glen

Eat, Sleep, Quilt said...

Carol, I like your Kindle cover - you have my vote! /_/

Linda

CharlotteP said...

If you have something you're pleased with, will use and enjoy...you've already won! (I like it too!)

Magpie Sue said...

I love your little house - especially the eyes. Ironic, since I've been thinking hard this morning about what to do for a cover for my new Nook!