This is the larger of the two covers. Again, the fabrics have sentimental value. Some of the Americana ones were purchased on a driving trip I took to North Dakota. Some of the fabrics are left overs from a quilt I made for 9/11 and a subsequent quilt I made for Ken's parents, Anna and Carlos when I went to meet them in NYC in 2004. Ken was lost in the WTC on 9/11.
Here's the back of the cover. I will probably be adding a few more things to this one-I just found a few more scraps from my folk art fabric collection that would work nicely.
I still haven't added closure ties to the covers. I haven't decided what I want to use, so while I am digging through my ephemera piles for the next step, I'm thinking about it.
Speaking of digging through, when I went through the fabric trunk, I found this coverlet in the bottom. 10 or more years ago, I bought a quilt at a garage sale. It was zipped inside this fabric envelope (which I suppose was a sort of duvet) made from what I think is vintage pillow case fabrics and such.
I especially like this section of aquas and that hideous mustard gold (which is a magic colour!) and I think there's enough in that section to get TWO covers cut. I just need some muslin to stabilize it...or I have some old flannel sheets in the hall closet that my mother in law gave us for Indy. Waste not, want not! I could just as easily use a strip of that as my base!
Yesterday I was having such a good time sewing that I actually forgot to eat till dinner time. Since it was a holiday, we just had finger foods, which was easy. Clearly though, I did not feed the art-making machine enough though-I was munching on apples and BBQ chips at midnight!
I think the most enjoyable part of this class so far is that there's no wrong way to do it. You just throw things together et voila! I also get to sew with the pedal to the metal, something that in quilting circles got me "the look" every time I did it. (My machine is quite loud when it's running full out.) I just have a super cheapo $100 bare basics Singer, that I abuse the heck out of. It's a workhorse. I've had it for 18 years and I think other than picking the lint out of the bobbin case every now and again, I've had it professionally serviced once. In this studio, you toughen up or die! *laughs*
Okay, it's time for me to make that thread run to Fabricana and then it's back to sewing like a maniac. I am having a blast! What better way to ring in the new year?!?