I am really pleased with how Scrappy Mayhem turned out.
I finished the tie quilting after about two weeks (a couple of hours at a time in the evenings and at weekends). Yesterday I had a sewing day at mums, and had access to the dining room table and the big sewing machine.
I don’t have as many sewing days now as in the past sadly, due to work, and because of this I try and get as much done as possible when I get the opportunity. I also had a few small items I wanted to get made as well and so I took quite a lot of supplies to mums.
We started off by trimming Scrappy Mayhem and squaring it off (as best as we could), I then sewed the binding on the outside edge. It then went back in the bag to be finished at home. This was finished today (see photos below).
Next we made an iPad cover for Dave’s iPad. Dave likes military history and some time ago I had picked up some camouflage fabric and another fabric with planes and tanks on it at a show, with him in mind. Unfortunately the camouflage fabric is really thick and this led to a lot of swearing and unpicking.
I wanted to bind the iPad cover using the camouflage fabric to match the lining however after unpicking it 3 times due to the machine really struggling to manage all the thick layers I decided to use the tank and plane fabric instead. I am pleased with how the cover turned out and am looking forward to giving it to Dave tonight.
We then got started on making myself and Dave a cover/case for our iPods.
Dave had mentioned that he wanted a strap on his so he could wear it around his neck when he goes for walks. The same tank and camouflage fabric got used again. Not as happy with this one as again the thickness of the camouflage fabric made it really tricky. We also added a pocket to both iPod covers to hold the earphones.
I made my iPod case using some scraps. I decided to use the bright red for the outside and the floral for the inside. I like it, except where I have sewn the Velcro on to the flap. I wish I’d used red thread so it didn’t look so messy and blended in but I liked the use of the white thread for the quilting lines. Mum and I have made several cases for electrical bits over the years but we never think to write down the process so every time we make something it’s like it’s the first time.
A few years ago mum made me a case for my iPod Nano which I love. It’s so cute and tiny (see below). I love the fabrics she used.