Thursday, January 8, 2015

Colorful cover for machine

  I had a few  string blocks tucked away.  They were odd sized.....4" by 6"....and I had no memory of why I made them.  It must have just been a little play time after seeing something similar somewhere.   So if I stole the idea from you.....let me know!
   So what to do with them?   Six in a row for a runner, two by two for a narrow banner?   I slept on it and came up with a 3 by 3 arrangement for a new throw cover for my sewing machine.

   My Janome has a wide end and a narrow end and the arm that stands above it for threading.....which makes a traditional slip cover awkward.  I settle for a throw type cover with string ties to keep the extra dust bunnies from nesting there.
 





    I turned the 6 string blocks into spool blocks by adding strips on either side.  Then by adding a black strip to the top and bottom, the blocks finish off at 6" by 9".   A few spacer strips in leftover black and white prints---remember Easy Street Mystery from 2 years ago---were put in the center.   They cover the wide top of the machine and allowing the spools to be seen completely from the front or back.

  I love the color, I love the theme, I love a finished project that is useful!  So what have you got tucked away that needs to be used?  It's time to clean out some things.    And take a chocolate reward on a completed goal!  Happy stitching.
   

12 comments:

  1. Very pretty I too love useful projects.

    Robin in Washington State
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  2. Wonderful way to use those string blocks - how pretty!

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  3. Very clever, my creative friend! You inspire me. This is such a fun cover and a great way to use the orphaned blocks!

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  4. Beautiful spools. I just can't imagine your machine every having dust settle on it.
    Hugs

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  5. Oh dear Debbie, I hope you get to feeing better soon. Your machine cover is so pretty. I love the colors & what a good use for those orphan pieces just waiting to be used up.

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  6. Oh No, do you need some soup or anything? that's terrible, get better fast.

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  7. Oh! I do hope you are on the mend. I hate that kind of bug. Love your new sewing machine cover.

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  8. Beautiful! Your fabric and quilting are spot on!!!!!!

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  9. Love the quilted feathers. I could use a cover for my large stand mixer; I may try something like yours.

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  10. Sorry to read that you are under attack and hope it passes quickly. I love what you have done with your blocks!

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  11. Cute! I'm still using (rarely) the cover that came with the machine!

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