Yup, today’s my birthday. I’m officially 30-something. No more 20’s. Goodbye 30. I’m now 31. And I’m okay with it… surprisingly.
For my birthday, I’ve gotten all kinds of wonderful birthday wishes from my family. Tonight, hubby and I will go out to celebrate. And, I thought I’d make myself a little something for my birthday… a kindle cover for my new kindle!
I’ve been wanting to make one, and this was the perfect opportunity. All the fabrics here are from “Bliss.” I used 4 “Chocolate Bar” pieces for the squares, and 1/3 of a yard of the main fabric.
I started by cutting a 1.5″ strip of the main fabric, and picking out my 4 “Chocolate Bar” pieces. If you don’t have these, you can just cut 2.5×5″ pieces of fabric.
I stitched them onto the strip using a 1/4″ seam.
Then cut the strip the same size as the bar piece. (Please excuse the shadow in the next several photos)
I then stitched the pieces together to make a strip.
I cut the strip lengthwise to make two 2.5″ strips.
I stitched these two strips together, making one very long strip.
To the right side, I added a 2.5″x18″ rectangle, and the the left a 5″x 18″ rectangle.
Using 505 spray, I attached this piece to a layer of batting.
I quilted lines down the 18″ piece, and squares inside my aqua squares, using a walking foot. There is no backing fabric here, just the top fabric and some batting. Notice that the top square isn’t quilted. This one was saved for later…
Then, I cut what will become the lining. For this I needed an 8.5″ by 18″ rectangle. I stitched it to one end, making sure it was the end where the square WAS quilted.
The backing fabric was folded over the seam, leaving a nice little strip of lining showing. This would be a super-cute touch if the lining fabric was a contrasting color.
This shows the top piece folded over, leaving 5.5″ underneath.
I flipped it over, and then folded the lining fabric over, folding it about 1/4″ further than the batting. Leaving about 1/4″ of the batting showing makes for less bulky lining on the finished piece.
Final step before turning – I stitched both sides, and the top… leaving a hole at the top for turning. I then clipped the batting as close to the seam as possible, and left myself some extra fabric at the top to make stitching the opening closed a little easier.
After turning, I had to check to make sure that the kindle fit. Perfectly snug fit – YAY!
Using a needle and thread, I hand-stitched the top closed… and then was off to quilt that last square…
Quilting the last square meant that the inside flap will show the quilting. : )
Now all it needs is a snap, and it is all set!