Anyway, as any good quilter should, once I unpacked my new pressie to myself, I figured I had better make a cover for it.
So I present to you my first ever scrap project proper. One iPad mini cover ...
|From the front, including a cute little Riley Blake button.|
I used some bits and pieces from my scrap bin, and some left over binding from my first super simple baby quilt.
|From the back. Hello kitty!|
There is even a snippet of Henry Fish.
|Some little orange blossom for the lining.|
The project took me two hours from start to finish and would be a great and quick little gift. The only change I would make for next time is that I would use two layers of batting, to make it more protective. I made a block 6.5" x 20" and quilted it with the lining on the other side. I quilted with simple lines 1/2" apart. Once quilted, I machine bound one short end, and then folded it up and bound the other three sides, as pictured. I even remembered to sew the toggle on (a hair tie stolen from Princess) before the binding. Well done me!
Do I recommend the iPad mini over its big brother? Hell yeah. It's about two thirds the screen size, heaps lighter, and slimmer. *love*
The best part of all this? I have finally got some sewing time in. Happiness ensues.
Merry Christmas my quilty friends. It has been a privilege and an honour to meet you all this year!