Sunday, May 20, 2012

Even More Littles

After finishing up my mom's mother's day gift, I had less than a week to stitch up a birthday gift for my daughter! I was pretty sure she could use a sewing machine cover, so I stitched up one of her favorite blocks times six, and basically made a mini quilt with side ties.
I did some simple wavy quilting in both directions, backed and then bound it in navy Lizzy House Jewels.
Then, of course, I needed a gift bag. So out came Jeni's drawstring bag pattern again - this time I made The Artist Bag, 16" tall, made with Kona Surf. I'd yet to use solids in making Jeni's drawstring bags, so I decided it was high time to give it a go. With an accent of black and white Riley Blake chevrons and black twill tape ties, it turned out quite striking.
I used one of my favorites, Half Moon Ovals, for the lining which I think suited the bag perfectly.
Definitely another fun couple of finishes.

Linking up with pieceful life: show off fridaySlash the Stash, and Summer Sewing Contest.

24 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

What an amazing colour blue in the gift bag!! And the Granny Squares in the machine cover are great too! Reminds me of blueberry jam!

Kelly said...

That granny square machine cover is gorgeous! Love the bag with the mix of solid and HM ovals. Now would you like to adopt me? ;-)

Theresa said...

Oh Deb, you've cracked it! I've wanted a sewing machine cover for so long (and my mechanic has already told me off for NOT having one!) but I could never decide what was good enough to adorn my machine. Seeing as I'm such a granny square tragic....I'm totally borrowing this idea for me! Thank you, thank you!

niveas said...

your granny squares are so cute! I love how scrappy they look and you made a great choice of color!

Katie B. said...

Lucky daughter! I love that Jeni's pattern is your go-to gift bag.

Katy Cameron said...

It looks great, and sure she loved it. Must knock up some of those wee bags as gift bags...

Toni said...

Very cool birthday gift, Debbie! I'm sure Rachel loved it!

Kate said...

Love the sewing machine cover! And that blue is awesome!

Heather D. said...

I've been wondering about this one, having not seen it on the blog yet this week! Does this mean it has been gifted?

Leanne said...

The sewing machine cover is lovely, the granny squares work so well. And the bag is wonderful.

**nicke... said...

that is a genius idea for the sewing machine cover! love it!

Beth said...

I really like the sewing machine cover - it sounds more doable for me when you call it a mini quilt with ties!

Cherie said...

Love the Grannies! The colour scheme looks great! Awesome how you formed it into a sewing machine cover too and made a cute bag for it to go in =D

Heidi Staples said...

Beautiful, Debbie! What great color combos!

Cathy said...

What a lovely use of grannies!

A.J. Dub. said...

Fabulous colors in the granny squares. You have been busy!
Love the bag.

Kirsten N said...

Such a pretty block to use for the sewing machine cover - love it!!

Nicole said...

What a lovely gift! I'm sure Rachel will love it. Happy birthday to Rachel!

Patti said...

Love the gift!! I should make one. Yeah and it's gonna snow tomorrow NOT!!! But guess you never can tell after all this is England, so it just might. Did you follow a pattern for the cover or just made it up? Minds wonder you know!

elizabeth said...

Great idea....this is a beauty. The colors are some of my favorites and that block is so fun!

Kat said...

What a great gift you have made. I have wanted a sewing machine cover and didn't know how to make one. Love your idea!

Sue Daurio said...

Great idea on the sewing machine cover. Love it!! And I need one :)

JanetK said...

That is a great Mother's Day present! I love the Granny squares, but haven't made any myself yet.

Kati said...

Love the granny squares cover! So cute. It makes me want to pull mine out of the stack and work on them again. Thanks for linking up to Slash the Stash!