Desert Bus and Crafting :)
|So this happened.|
That's right--the quilt sold for $310! Can't even begin to describe how thunderstruck I was when I saw the final total. I just hope the new owner enjoys the lovely bus quilt; it was a labor of love and sacrifice, but by golly I finished it on time!
Continuing from my endeavors in case making from my last blog post, I decided to make the PSP case Mark 2.0. My wonderful, darling mother got me a PS Vita for Christmas, and so I want to make sure I have a neat little case for it when I get to unwrap it on Christmas Day. However, since it is currently languishing in a closet while we wait for the 25th (rassafrassa :P), I turned my attentions to a better PSP case.
|The outside of the case.|
While rummaging around in my closet I discovered I had about half a yard left of the Pellon fusible fleece I use to make the bow-tuck purses. Perfect for this application, it turns out!
|The inside fabric, fused to the fleece but before trimming.|
I actually used a number of techniques from those purses to make the case. The fleece was fused to the inside fabric, and I used the same method for sewing the halves together to make everything look neat un tidy.
|The assembly begins!|
I also used the same basic techniques from the first case. With flannel you have a lot more wiggle room to make mistakes in your measurements and while assembling the pieces; when you're working with bulky fusible fleece and cotton that's been starched, it becomes a lot more difficult!
|An inside look at the case.|
I sewed the halves of the inside to the middle strip starting at the bottom; this gave me a bit more flexibility in positioning it on Faith-Ann's table, and also meant it would be a bit more accurate than if I'd started the seam on either 'end'.
|Finished and turned inside out so you can see how pretty it is.|
With the inside all sewn, it was time to move on to the outside covering. If I make another one of these I will probably take the time to attach fleece to the outside. While it would be more bulky, it would mean more padding for my precious electronics!
|One half done!|
The outside went together just like the inside, only it was a lot easier and more flexible.
|Together at last!|
I was a little lazy here; I used white thread to attach the two halves together when I really should have just gotten out my black thread. Oh well. Thankfully the kitties are outlined in white on the case anyways, so it's not that bad looking. I left a small, inch wide gap at the top of the case to turn everything inside out.
So how did it come out?
|The PSP in said case.|
|Just the case.|
All in all, I'm proud of it! Still needs a little work, and I need to remember to cut the outside covering a bit wider than the inside (to make room for those bulky seams), but I'm very pleased with it. It's neat, it's pretty, and holds my PSP snug as a bug. A little too snugly, perhaps, but at the very least there's more padding than there was before!
I'm going to try to do some quilting this weekend (taking a break from the general crafting), so keep an eye out for those red and white blocks you've been missing!