Friday, January 20, 2012

Sew & Tell Friday #52

 Surely I am not the only one totally in love with Melody Miller's Ruby Star Shining line of fabric?!  I admired projects made with her Ruby Star Rising (which I didn't buy unfortunately) and really wanted to make something with these cute typewriters.

Faith's iPad case tutorial seemed the perfect project to showcase the fabric, and I just happened to need one anyway, since I gave the one I made to a friend who admired mine ;-)

 The only detour I made from the tutorial was using Snuggle fabric for the inside (like the first iPad case I made) rather than the fabric and batting combination.  This particular case drew my eye because of the zipper.  I like the idea of having a place to put my stylus which I'm constantly misplacing.
However, I purposely haven't made anything with a zipper since my Junior High Home Ec class.  {Just saying that makes me feel old.  I don't believe schools have junior high anymore, much less Home Ec classes!}

 I am happy to say that I didn't have any issues with the zipper!   
I did, however, have some trouble with all the different linings and spent some quality time with my seam ripper ;-)

Anyone else see the irony in this picture?

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you've already seen this quilt top, but I want to show it again;-)
After a very long time in the WIP pile, the three liberated coin strips are now a quilt top!

Thanks for stopping by!  If you haven't already, stop by Amy's and Amanda Jean's blogs to see other Friday finishes.

Happy Friday and happy stitching!


  1. I love that you used typewriter fabric on an ipad case, that just made me laugh!

  2. haha! that is ironic and i love it! is there a pink typwriter in that print? I need some!

    That quilt top is amazingly gorgeous!

  3. Love it! The typewriter fabric is perfect!

  4. love the typewriter fabric. I just bought some too. Love your rainbow quilt too

  5. Rene, I loved the Ruby Star RisingFabrics and what you did with them so much, that I immediately went online shopping and purchased some of Melody Miller's fabrics. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. I can understand why you would show off that quilt top multiple times!!! It's GORGEOUS! I love the colors :)

  7. Great stuff going on here. Lve that typewriter fabric and also love your solids quilt.

  8. i love the irony of this. your quilt top is stunning!

  9. Okay, it's my first time here (from crazy mom quilts finish it up Friday). I agree
    That fabric is great! Particularly for an iPad case :). And I love your liberated coins!

  10. I LOVE that fabric type writer! Great quilt too!!

  11. The typewriter fabric was a great choice. Hmmm, might have to get some myself . . .

  12. I love the irony. Couldn't be more perfect! Must get myself some of this fabric, too... thanks for sharing!!

  13. Love the irony. I love that fabric! It's awesome! And your quilt top is so wonderful, it deserves a second showing...and then some!

  14. I'm loving that quilt top! Spectacular! And, yes, it's pretty funny to see a typewriter and an iPad in the same photo. :-)

    I was just thinking about Home Ec this morning! The elimination of Junior High happened without my realizing it. It just dawned on me one day that all kids now go to middle school. (I homeschool my children, so I wasn't around for the switch.) I guess this makes me old, too?

  15. Oh.My! I love that typewriter fabric for the iPad case! So fun! I also love your courage to tackle a zipper. I've stayed away from the zipper pouch craze because of my fear of zippers.

    Beautiful quilt top, too!


  16. cute ipad case! love the zipper! and that fabric is super fun...perfect for that project.

    LOVE the quilt top! I think i saw those strips at Gruber's last year??? I love them floating on the solid background. simple and perfect!

    thanks for linking up! xo

  17. ¡Special works, they are beautiful!
    seeyou soon