Thursday, March 15, 2012

A Perfected Pattern

I finally perfected my Kindle cover.  My hubby has been using the prototype, since the second one I made was "to pink" for his taste, and he wanted a pocket to slide a piece of solid cardboard in to give his screen a bit more protection.

Yesterday I ran out of spray baste and so I had to drive into town to get some so I could continue to work on the D9P.  Well, instead I found the perfect fabric for hubby's Kindle Cover, and a quilt that I'm making for a highschool friend's grandbaby who has cancer and needs a quilt.

My husband loves pens.  I'd been trying to think of what fabric would match what I wanted to do for his Kindle Fire cover.  Nothing in my stash seemed to work but once I got the pen fabric that I found yesterday home it all just came together in my head.

I used a "Cock's Comb" 6 inch paper pieced block that I found templates for at Quilter's Cache.  You can't really see it in my pictures but I quilted the Cock's Comb in the ditch and added an extra layer of batting so it is puffy, then I stipple quilted the frame of pen fabric.  I don't like the idea of elastic to hold the Kindle in so I make little pockets for each corner.  I didn't like the way my velcro on the inside was working either so I added ribbons to tie it closed.  I added a long pocket on the inside front so he could slide a piece of cardboard in to add extra protection for the screen.  He was thrilled and when he saw it he claimed it immediately!

I'll be posting a tutorial for my way of making a Kindle Fire cover tomorrow.  I know there are a few tutorials out there so I figure one more option if you want to make this type of cover for your Kindle can't be bad.. right? :)

Hope everyone has a lovely Thursday and that you are gearing up for a great weekend.  It is almost spring after all!


Izzy said...

The cover looks awesome Samantha! Love the colours and cannot wait for the tutorial!

Melissa @ Sew BitterSweet Designs said...

I love the fabrics and colors in your Kindle cover! Awesome!

Masha Novoselova said...

Samantha, great idea! and so lovely fabrics!