Tuesday, July 17, 2012

You Can Judge a Book by Its Cover

For the past three weeks I have been sick.  And lazy.  And not wanting to leave my bed after getting C to sleep.  So after I started making some lovely Mendocino hexagons from scraps leftover from this quilt, I decided to start hand-piecing them together into what would become a much needed Kobo Vox cover.  For me.  And I never make myself anything.  I guess that's my way of taking some "me" time while being sick and trying to care for two young children.

What started off as this...

Became this...

And then this...

And finally...This.



I loosely followed this iPad cover tutorial over at One Shabby Chick, but adapted the measurements to fit the Kobo Vox and used a mixture of English paper pieced hexagons, a linen top, and hand embroidery to make it my own.  This was my first time doing English paper piecing and, despite the agonizingly slow process, I am hooked.  If I can't be found after getting C to sleep in the evenings, I'm probably snuggled in bed with a needle and thread and some hexies.

I'm not going to lie.  I've always been one to gravitate towards books that have pretty covers.  Somehow, I don't think this one is going to disappoint. 

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    1. Thanks Jenny! We need to get together soon!

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  2. oh my goodness, i love this so much! you want to know what's crazy? i just finished my own iPad cover using this tutorial tonight! i have to admit, yours is about a thousand times cooler than mine. i love the hexies and i love love love the mendocino.

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    1. I can't wait to see what yours will look like! I'm thinking of getting an iPad. Do you ever use yours to blog? I'm thinking of getting one. If I do, I think I just might make a case for it, too!

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  3. I love your cover - it's SO cute!! Absolutely gorgeous!!!

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    1. Thank you! Couldn't have made it without your fabulous tutorial!

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