The Sewing Corner … A Quilted iPad Cover

I spent Sunday sewing and made an iPad cover using fabric I purchased almost a year ago ( original  post here ) from a local shop I absolutely love.  The fabric is All a Twitter by Robert Kaufman and it is cover in my favorite poem, and quote.

The first few lines of Emily Dickenson’s poem below and has been my favorite poem for many years.  One reason I bought this fabric was due to this poem.

“Hope” is the thing with feathers 

“Hope” is the thing with feathers –
That perches in the soul –
And sings the tune without the words –
And never stops – at all –
And sweetest – in the Gale – is heard –
And sore must be the storm –
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm –
I’ve heard it in the chillest land –
And on the strangest Sea –
Yet – never – in Extremity,
It asked a crumb – of me.

I used the poem fabric and feather fabric for my project, along with a few vintage yo yo’s, buttons from my stash and the back half of an iPad cover that I repurposed.

I didn’t have a pattern, just my wild imagination.  I started by sandwiching batting between the fabric and quilts them together. I did straight line quilting along with boxes.  I let my imagination run wild on my machine quilting.  I framed a quote by Henry Vandyke on the fabric with crochet lace from my stash , yo yo’s and buttons.

“Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.” Henry Van Dyke

I used heavy duty double stick tape to attach the repurposed iPad cover back, which fit perfectly!  I still need to find snaps for the edge closure, but I honestly can say I love how it turned out and I’m proud of my binding too.

Hmmm…. I think I am really loving sewing these days and bought fabric this weekend for two more tops.  I really want to learn how to sew well so that I can make all my clothing and I want to really get good at quilting.  I do believe this will be a fun adventure for me.

Until next time, be creative!

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