Wednesday, June 13, 2012

WIP Wednesday: Tablet Cover and Paint Chip Quilt progress

Let me first apologize for the blatant theft of the idea for WIP Wednesday's from my favorite blogs: In Color Order, Live a Colorful Life, Swim, Bike, Quilt, Freshly Pieced (add your link!) and several others.

I have two WIPs this week - the previously shown but now completely pieced (with a border and everything!) quilt top for my Paint Chip quilt - only basting, backing and quilting left! and a tablet cover

For the tablet cover, I am using a pattern by Indygo Junction called Tech Pocket and Portfolio. The pattern includes 2 different patterns for eReader/iPads. A review is forthcoming.

For the exterior fabric, I'm using a lovely yellow vintage sheet I purchased from Jeni's In Color Order Etsy shop. I've been saving it (I only had a half yard) and slowly using it in small projects. For the interior, I'm using Good Fortune by Kate Spain, which I purchased at a local fabric store but is available from many retailers.

Although the pattern suggests I use sewing "foam", I am using Insul-bright due to concerns of the newer iPads having low tolerance for excessive heat. Again, details about this coming up in my pattern review.

And here are most of the pieces (except the exterior pieces) all together. Obviously, something isn't working out right at this point since the two panels don't seem to match in size. At all. Hmmm...

And last but not least, I have finished the border for my Paint Chip quilt. Because I'm so excited about it, I took several pictures...

Here's the top 2/3s...

 And the bottom 2/3s...

The current plan is to back it with a light gray (I've forgotten the colorway...) and "stitch in the ditch" around each color block... using THESE:

to create a reverse pattern on the back! I'm super excited with how cool it COULD be!

Thanks for reading! Linked to Freshly Pieced WIP Wednesday link party!


  1. Your paint chip quilt is such a clever idea! Hope that you´ll show us more about it.

  2. I really like the paint chip quilt. I hope the quilting turns out as you are wanting. Looking forward to pictures of the finished product!

  3. Love your gray kitty! And what a great idea to use insul-bright on the iPad cover! Looks like you're having fun!

  4. I love the idea of stitching around each block with matching thread to create a fun design on the back. I can't wait to see how it turns out!