Saturday 28 September 2013

Mystery Make

Do you know my friend Jen, "Quilter in the Closet"?  We met through the Star of Africa bee - she refers to herself as a quilting beginner, but I think she's made some amazing quilts and bag

(Just have a look at these pics I've taken from her blog)

And this one shows she is an amazing photographer as well as an awesome patchworker

Jen recently showed a machine mat she had made

which I thought was fantastic.  A bit of a conversation went back and forth over the Atlantic, and the end result was me making an iPad case for Jen, and her making a sewing machine mat for me

We haven't discussed whether we are showing our makes, but I took a few teaser photos today as I started, so I figured it was safe to show them,  Jen suggested aqua, and I know she has a little bit of a grey thing going on, so here are some fabrics I used

She also has three little girls, so I have made it reversible: it's lined with some lovely Japanese I-Spy charm squares from a swap I took part in last year

There is some machine embroidery

And a few hexies

And I hope it is turning into something that she will be happy with


  1. Looks like it's going to be lovely!

  2. I am sure she will be delighted Benta what a fun exchange!

  3. What a great swap! Your peeks look great. I'm looking forward to seeing it all :)

  4. I love the sewing mat and the aqua for the ipad cover is fab, can't wait to see the finished result!

  5. OMG! I am catching up on my blog reading tonight and was so surprised to be featured. Thank you, and I am already drooling over the tease photos. Can't wait!

  6. Oh my! I was catching up on my blog reading tonight and was so surprised to be featured. Thank you! And I am already drooling over the teaser shots. Can't wait!


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