I’m not going into why, but iPads, iPhones and iPods not too mention any actual Mac would be in serious danger of being beaten up with a baseball bat in my presence. In my eyes the ubiquitous apple should have horns and a stingy tail not a chunk bitten out of it. Anyhoo…
That didn’t stop me from wanting to make one of these iPhone Covers in Janelle Wind’s book “Pieces of Me”. There is a beautiful one in Janelle’s header and here is a link to another gorgeous one made by Bloom.
So we all know I am a bit of a dumb arse right?!
Right, well then it wouldn’t surprise you that I tried this 3 times before I was happy with it 🙁
First off I read 3 and 3/4 inches, but I cut 4 and 3/4 inches, so I was off to a great start!
I forgot entirely to cut a square of fabric for the pocket lining (yes… clear as day in the instructions!)
I sewed my pocket onto the front piece with right sides facing, when it was supposed to be with the wrong side facing the right side.
I tried to make a frill using the method Janelle suggests but me and my bobbin threads, we aren’t friends… so I pleated instead.
It looks wonky, it is wonky… and I didnt’ like it.
Slightly different mayhem to attempt 1
I repeated the dumb arse move with the pocket as per above… way to go learning from your mistakes Q!
Then when I ‘fixed’ it, I actually attached the frill to the wrong end, so the peeper bits (in attempt 2 they are the dotty fabric) so instead of pointing down they point up?!
The frill… still not friends with my bobbin threads 🙁
Also a bit wonky
I finally (on my third attempt) made one I am happy with (I am still not pleased that it will probably hold an Apple product, but Cest La Vie nou?
I ended up hand stitching the frill to get it right, and did not make most of the other goobie errors I made the first two times, my third time.
I still don’t know what is up with my camera, when I expect no flash (like above) it flashed and when I expect it to (like below) it doesn’t!
I’ve still been ill… so more and more hand stitching… I have been at my hexies for the Vignette Hexagon Quilt for a while now, but I also had one other hexie project (a little one!) that I wanted to try. It’s the Hexagon Purse Pattern by The BirdHouse (link takes you to pattern item at Cookies and Cream Craft). The suggested size of hexies are 3/4 inch, but I have some 1/2 inch papers so thought I would try that.
Just so you know, I had not read about Myrtie until just before I posted this… You need to see her work here at Loft Creations!
That is a 6 by 6 inch cutting board but that is all I need for the pattern, so should have a finished product to show soon!
I have 48 completed hexagon flowers of the 140 required for the Vignette Hexagon Quilt. When I see all the pretty Hexies on the Vignette Hexagon Quilt blog I am really drawn to the fantastic colour coordinated ones. My flowers are so far scrappy and I keep wanting to start over. I have a serious scrappy fear I think… Do you prefer scraps or colour coordinated lines?
The gaps will have white hexies with teeny stitcheries on them… here they are our lounge room rug. Maybe when I get further down the track I can remove some of my scariest scraps and replace them with less scary ones?
Good Night Stitchers, where ever you are!