Something for Audrey

January 23rd 2013
Meet Audrey, she is my Babylock (For the Love of Sewing) sewing machine.  She just turned three years old!  So to celebrate, I thought I would make her something to wear. Every girl needs a new outfit.
 
 
This black one does not become her, wouldn’t  you agree?
 
 
 
So Camille has this great pattern called Just Swell for a cover that would fit her nicely you can get it over at  Thimble Blossoms.  And since I just happened to have lots of her fabulous fabric…  I am using a Charm pack of each Ruby  and some yardage from her Vintage Modern collection (Hurry up, I think this one is running out!) and Bella Charms pack in white.
 
For some reason I always make my own patterns when I make something. But following patterns are a great way to have some discipline and try new techniques. I challenged myself to complete this in one day and follow the pattern exactly. So here goes!
 

 
 
The white are Bella precut charm squares, how convenient!

 

 
These are the patterns I selected for the cool zig zag design for the front.

 

 
From these 2.5 inch squares I made half square triangles, just as the pattern stated.
 
 
Draw a line corner to corner and sew 1/4 inch on either side, then cut, that was easy!

 

 
Clean up the corners…..
 
 
And voila!! It’s like magic to me, how simple squares make such cool designs. I have so much to learn…. I can’t wait! : D

 

 
Normally, nice young ladies don’t show their underwear, but here it is. I wonder if all quilters’ quilts have an ugly underside?
 
 
Here it is laid out, unfinished on the sofa.
 
 
 
OK. I promised I wouldn’t cheat and would follow the pattern exactly. But I did not want to waste beautiful fabric on the inside! So I used some pre-quilted stuff I had from when Wal-Mart closed their fabric section. I got it for $1.50 and who’s to know?
 
 
 
And Audrey is delighted with her new outfit!

 

 
That was fun and I felt so accomplished, not to mention I finally got to use some of the yummy fabric I have been collecting. 
 
And for those of you who are waiting for projects… I am learning new techniques to apply to yours so don’t worry. There is a method to my madness.
 

 

 
 
 
 

 

One thought on “Something for Audrey

  1. Amy DeCesare

    This post was a gem…I really enjoyed reading it and seeing the process. Those are some of my favorite fabrics, and I’m using a few of them myself tonight! Your machine cover is just beautiful! I love that white zigzag and would never have thought of that either…brilliant!

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