Friday, 11 January 2013

How far will you go? Quilt Along

My friend Jess (and her friend Jess) organised a QAL called "How far will you go?". The idea was that one didn't have to go the whole way but it was up to us to decide "how far we wanted to go" (hence the name).

I didn't get terrible far, I'm afraid! I only managed to make four out of the eighteen blocks on offer (or four and a half, to be precise)

You are now probably wondering what on earth it is supposed to be!

It's a  cover for my Bernina 820. I've been planning to make one since I got it nearly three years ago, but I just never got around to it. This machine is quite a bit bigger than my other machines, so the cover I made before didn't fit. Now I just have to remember to cover my machine when I'm not using it so it won't get so dusty anymore. 
There are even prizes up for grabs, sponsored by the Fat Quarter Shop. 
As today is the dead line to enter and to have a chance to win one of those gift certificates,  I have linked up here!              
Happy Weekend everyone!
Vreni x

20 comments:

Heather said...

Looks great but I was distracted by those beautiful Asian inspired wall hangings in the background. They are exquisite!

FarahLin said...

What a clever idea, Vreni! The sewing machine cover looks fabulous - love your fabric choices too! All the best!

Beautiful peeks of your wall hangings, by the way! =)

Lynda said...

What a great use for the blocks. Really love the fabrics. I usually just throw something over my machine to keep the dust off. This is so much lovelier!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Wonderful use for those pretty blocks. Love the fabrics!

Jessica said...

Hi Vreni,
A great way to use your blocks! Maybe you will think of me each time you sew now LOL

Cathy said...

I love your cover Vreni, what a great idea for your beautiful blocks! xo

Martina said...

Super Idee und so hast du nun eine tolle Naehmaschinenkleidung. Gefaellt mir sehr. Ich finds immer schoen, wenn auch die kleinen Waisenbloecke irgendwie zu was schoenen gebraucht werden koennen. Das hast du toll gemacht!

expat quilter returns home said...

those colors are gorgeous , would be nice to make a whole quilt with those fabrics.... But this is a great solution to make a project half done into a finished project!! well done.
Rose-Annexx

Marg said...

That's a great way to use up those blocks. Very pretty fabrics.

Jess said...

What a brilliant way to use your blocks! They look fantastic - thanks so much for quilting along :o)

Wendy said...

such a lovely, cheerful cover!

Hilde said...

Clever girl! What a lovely colour combination, hmmm, a matching quilt will looks nice.... ;-)

conny's quilts said...

Great cover for your sewing machine, well done!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I only made 4 blocks, too. I just got a machine cover in our guilds Christmas exchange. Still trying to figure out what to do with those blocks.

Grit said...

Wow, this looks great.
Liebe Grüße Grit

Cattinka said...

Hallo Vreni,
das ist eine wirklich schöne Nähmaschinenhaube geworden, und nun hast Du die schönen Blöcke immer in Sichtweite.
LG
KATRIN W.

Thimbleanna said...

What a great use for your blocks! I have a machien cover, but I always forget to use it -- bad quilter!

1leonore said...

Hallo Vreni,
die Nähmaschinenhaube ist mit den Blöckchen super geworden. Das ist eine gute Idee, Restblöcke zu verarbeiten.
Viele Grüße
Leonore

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

sehr schönes Cover, ich mag deine Stoffwahl sehr.
LG
Bente

Kati from Kati's Quilting said...

It came out really pretty, your Bernina must be over the moon! :) did you put piping onto the top edges? It looks fantastic!