I have this little light box on my sewing table for when I'm making applique shapes or tracing embroidery samplers. I've been doing a little sewing room reorganizing, and I wound up with this little pile of treasures, and nowhere to put them. I really wanted to stick them where the light box is, but then what do I do with the light box? Quelle dilemma. Then it dawned on me: a light box cozy!
So, I whipped up this little quiltlet, if you will. It's sort of reminiscent of a Scandinavian flag, and I'm not sure how that happened, but I went with it. It's my first attempt at machine-quilting. Oh my nerves! Machine-quilting is so fun!
If you look closely, you can see my stitches are very uneven, but you know me: the wonkier it is, the better I like it.
I just sort of made up the pattern as I went along. I knew I wanted it to have a sort of Matisse-esque motif, so I just squiggled and wiggled my quilt sandwich every which way. It turned out in the end.
And now I have a pretty little bit of protection for my light box, and pretty place for my eyes to land when I'm tired of cutting fabric strips. What are you working on today?