Wednesday, 24 June 2015

The Toadstool House has finally become a book cover!


2015 FAL at On the Windy Side
This is my fifth finish for Finish Along 2015 Q2:

Hooray!

Finally I've finished that appliqué panel I started nearly two years ago and made it into something!

The original plan was to make a mini quilt wall hanging, but after I'd quilted the panel I decided I didn't want it hanging on the wall. My daughter suggested making it into a cushion, but I know that some of those appliqué seam allowances turned out very small, and wouldn't survive long as a cushion. Then I thought of a book cover to hide my former employer's logo on my pattern file (see earlier post). That is what the panel has become.




The finishing top and bottom is rather unconventional.

Because the panel was already quilted I couldn't make the cover in the usual way: add the wadding and lining, turn right side out, close the gap and then quilt - almost as the last step - before adjusting the flaps and top stitching all round to finish off. I considered binding, but then decided to zig-zag across the top and bottom to hold the layers together and finish the raw edges. Binding would have been neater but now it's finished!

I am linking up to
http://chezzetcookmodernquilts.blogspot.ca/2015/06/tgiff-pillow-edition.html

I shall be linking up to Adrianne at On the Windy Side at the beginning of the third quarter.

Happy Sewing

Marly.

13 comments:

lindaroo said...

It's really charming, and I think the zigzag edge adds another organic and whimsical element. I hope it gets a place of honor on your bookshelf!

Christine Barnsley said...

What a lovely finish Marly! I really like how this has turned out! What a great idea it was! :) x

Valerie Reynolds said...

I LOVE it!!!! WIsh I had it for my school lesson plan book! Hmmmm....now ya got me thinging.

Chantal said...

It is so beautiful and original. I love it. Congrats on the wonderful finish.

Dasha said...

Gorgeous Marly. I know you said you were fed up with it in your previous post, but I think it is wonderful. Well done.

Ruth said...

That was a brilliant way to use up your fab toadstool! I really like this and using it for patterns seems perfect!

Heidi said...

Absolutely adorable!!

Vireya said...

Congratulations on the finish! That is a great use for your toadstool.

Jo Ferguson said...

WOW! It's perfect.....truly...truly...perfect.

SuperMomNoCape said...

Congratulations on finding such a great use for your applique panel! Your book cover turned out lovely.

Archie the wonder dog said...

What a lovely way to use an orphan panel!

*Visiting as a member of the official 2015 Finish-Along cheerleading squad*

Adrienne said...

That wee mushroom is adorable! Thank you for linking up with me for TGIFF!

Adrienne said...

That wee shroom is adorable! Thank you for lynking up with me for TIGFF!