Friday, 10 May 2013

Coffee Couture

One Nespresso machine cover all done.  This was not my most favourite project.  Nah uh.  I didn't mind the straight line quilting (I used the edge of the walking foot as a guide).  In fact, that was therapeutic after an incredibly frustrating meeting earlier in the day.  And I love the texture it gave.  I didn't sit there stroking it.  Not at all.

But putting the pieces together was a big old pain.  As was the binding.  Hubby looked bemused when I tried to explain that a simple curved box shape was much trickier than a quilt.  I think he is unconvinced.

But it's all done now.  I still love the fabric despite the sewing agony, which is by Zesti over at Spoonflower.  She has gorgeous designs, including some great fairy tale inspired lines which I think are dying to be made into children's quilts. I finished the cover off with some left over binding from Sweetie Pie.  I thought the little pattern was a bit like a Japanese character, and the black tied in.  Everything else I looked at seemed far too busy. And black on a kitchen bench has a certain practical appeal.

However I think Barbarella will remain naked for a while as I am not inspired to launch into her cover. She can just stay on the bench revelling in her raspberry ice glamour. Tackling Henry Fish: The Quilt would be more satisfying.  On that note, I wrapped up Henry Fish's pillowcase and sent it off for Mother's Day yesterday.  It was sad to say bye!

Linking up to Crazy Mom and Can I get a Whoop Whoop.

My favourite little Bambi all quilted up.

Sad Nespresso machine with hubby's super useful cover.

Happy Nespresso machine all dressed up.


5 comments:

made by ChrissieD said...

Dropped by from CIGAWW and rest assured your Nespresso cover was worth all the effort, it looks sooooo good! I did pop over and have a look at Barbarella and I think she'll be just fine until the mood takes you again to cover her! Have a great weekend :)

Stacey Napier said...

very cute! I'm also a lawyer with two kiddos - my work peeps don't get the quilting either, but they sure do love when they get one as a gift! Glad to find your cute blog!

Esther F. said...

Very cool! Love the abric choice!
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Sarah Craig said...

You did a fabulous job!! And yes, a curved box is much more difficult than a quilt! Whoop whoop for you!!

Jo said...

It looks great!