Showing posts from August 21, 2011

Make a Sassy, Classy Cell Phone Cover... Part 1

When I first started fooling around with quilting, about two years ago, I got on a Crazy Quilt phase. I practiced on 10" squares and then wondered what to do with the finished squares besides making quilts. Well... I came up with this classy little cell phone holder. Here's what they look like:
Mine is the one on the left with the phone and the cute orange cat fabric. My blog tomorrow is going to explain how to put the cell phone covers together. 
Today I'm going to explain how to make the crazy quilt piece  you're going to need to make the cover.
So, here we go... First you need three 10" squares of fabric. When you're finished with all the steps you will actually have 3 crazy quilt pieces that will be enough to make three cell phone covers. 

Stack the three squares so that all edges are aligned perfectly, and then using a rotary cutter, cut a diagonal line through the stack. You do not need a plan or a chalk line. Just place your straight edge on a angle and let…

Sweet Mom

I'm just thinking today about my mom and how lucky my sister and I were to have her. You see, she was a very talented Home Economics teacher at Bolsa Grande HS in Garden Grove, CA and she taught tailoring at CSU, Fullerton. All that talent had to rub off on us -- and it did. My sister, Georgia, is a first class seamstress and has the tedious skills necessary to do beautiful garments and quilts. I'm the younger sister who tagged along and sometimes paid attention to what was going on. Probably, because of that,  I am much more free spirit, spur of the moment, go where the fabric takes me,  and love the way fabrics can fit together in art quilts.

What in the world brought on all this deep heavy thinking???  My daughter asked me to make a quilt... just a twin size quilt, but never the less a real quilt. OMG - I guess corners and points really do have to fit together. What's with that? Talk about confinement..(Mom... help, I should have listened.)  I had to follow a pattern. W…