First there was a pile of dotty fabric.
Quality rotary cutting time was followed by paper piecing flying geese flying in formation.
Paper piecing is a bit slow, but all the geese are just perfect, and I really love those sharp sharp points.
Next Hazel the Hedgehog was pieced.
|Hazel is, of course, made from Elizabeth Hartman's fabulous pattern!|
Hazel is a stylish girl, so hipster glasses were required!
The fuzzy edge of the raw edge applique seemed really rough, so I did a quick back stitch all around them with perle cotton to smooth it out.
Couldn't decide what to do next, so Daughter suggested a friend for Hazel, and Miss Bunny was pieced. She's a very sweet and serious bunny!
Quilting, binding and ties were added and eventually Miss Bunny and Hazel we incorporated into a sewing machine cover! Soft and Stable batting makes for a nice shape when the cover is placed over a sewing machine.
Here's the cover pinned up on the design wall.
|Hmmm... Miss Bunny might be getting a headache like this!|
|Now she's in danger of being poked by Hazel's spines! Poor Miss Bunny!|
No wonder she looks so SERIOUS!
The sewing machine cover is finished! On to part 2 of this project!
There was a bit of hand embroidery done in perle cotton.
|Pattern from "The Sewing Room"by Kimberly Oiument.|
It was combined with more paper pieced geese and it eventually became this.
Hmmm, can you tell what it is?
How about now? That's a pocket!
Actually, it is the second pocket I made. I goofed up the first one and had the scissors upside down. Of course I didn't notice that until it was completely finished and quilted and impossible to take apart. Had to do it all over again, embroidery and piecing. Oh well.......
It's a sewing machine mat, in case you still aren't sure!
It does looks odd pinned on the design wall.
This machine cover and mat was a birthday gift for a Dear Friend.
Here's the finished set modeled on my sewing machine.
The set was made to fit Dear Friend's sewing machine.
My machine is quite a bit larger, but this gives the general idea.
Here's the Hipster Hazel Hedgehog side.
Daughter says Hazel is a librarian. Dear Friend says she's an English teacher.
Hmmmm, wonder what profession these two outstanding woman are in? LOL
Here's the Miss Bunny side!
There you have it! My first finish for 2016, and my first finished project for the FAL!