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Finished Off! Quilt from world's most gorgeous fabrics...

Until recently I didn't consider myself a Kaffe Fassett fan.  All those super bright clashy colours and enormous cabbage type prints are just too out there for me.  However...I have now, somehow, made two quilts in Kaffe fabrics.  The first was Jill's quilt, where the chevron stripes design really worked the fabrics to their best.  The second was this quilt for my sister in the Kaffe Fassett wovens:



I saw the original in this book and instantly fell in love with the fabrics and general construction of this quilt.  Rather than feeling guilty about buying (yet) more fabric, I decided to make it for my sister, who would love these sorts of colours.

By the time I got around to it I was in somewhat of a hurry to get it finished before my parents headed off to visit her for Christmas.  Jill at Patchworks very wisely suggested I should up the scale of the chevrons, both to aid in speedy construction but also to display the fabrics to their best.  This really sat well with me - I feel…

"Laptop" Cases (Touchpads actually...)

A few months ago, the husband and I got seriously lucky in an HP Touchpad fire sale and scored two of the little gems for less than the price of a crappy phone.  Ever since, we have wanted to look after them, knowing that discontinued hardware and a super special price actually makes them irreplaceable!  Anyway I found this tutorial from Elizabeth at Oh Fransson!.  This was featured at Sew Mama Sew a little while back and I loved this tutorial because it was simple and not tailored to a device of any particular size (i.e. an iPad!!).


So the lighter one is mine and the other is my husbands.  I made mine first, hence it's all a bit wobbly as I didn't have the thing worked out yet.  My only issue with this pattern was that the instructions for cutting the flap were incorrect - they have a formula for cutting (which why I didn't realise they were wrong until a bit later in the process) along the lines of Width by Height + 1 inch, that sort of thing.  Anyway, for the flap; it s…