Firstly I found time to make up 10 little Bow Tie Blocks.
Remember the stack of strips I showed you the other day here? I have already told you in that post that I started a project using the blue/green/purple stacks, but I was itching to make some more yellow goodies, so I decided to make a cover for my tiny laptop using some of the yellow strips. I use this laptop when I am out of the house so that my "real" laptop with its precious, vulnerable data is not lost or stolen. I thought it would be good for the baby laptop to have its own cover.
I used a fabulous tutorial by Amber at One Shabby Chick. Thank you Amber! Great tutorial.
I began by pulling a stack of those yellow 2.5" strips and cutting them to about 6" in length. At this stage, I didn't really know where I was going with them.
Once they were sewn together, I decided to add a strip of linen on either side of the yellows. And then I FMQ'd sort of straight lines on either side of the pieced yellow strip.
I didn't think that was enough quilting when it was done, so I FMQ'd some little daisies and leaves through the middle of the yellows. My favourite "go-to" pattern for FMQ.
And here it is. All done.
I'm really happy with the way this turned out. Now I am planning to do one for my tablet.
Now for a surprise. I regularly get visits and comments from my lovely bloggy friends to encourage me on my quilting journey. A week or so ago I decided that the next time I had over 15 comments I would do a little surprise give away as a thank you. That happened last Saturday, when 17 lovely people took the time to leave me a nice comment.
Out came Mr Random from his mothballs, and after much whirring and thundering decided that comment No. 1 was the winner. And that was Marly, who blogs here. I was dead pleased to have drawn that. Not only does it show that No. 1 does win occasionally, but Marly always leaves me a comment, and is so generous with her praise and nice words. Thank you Marly for being a lovely bloggy friend since I met you.
Please click on the link and give her a cyber hug from me (and leave her a comment too :0 ).
Linking up with the other creative quilters at SoScrappy for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.