Happy New Year everyone!
Right now, the view from my window looks like this:
A proper snow fall, the first of the year (2011!), and it just started this morning...
I spent my new year's eve - no, not finishing up the many projects from 2010 that were left behind, but sewing up a little laptop sleeve following Anne's (of Film and Thread) tutorial. She had warned me to make my first seam and then checking the size of the laptop against the sleeve before turning it inside out. Well, of course I didn't do that, but I also think that the 2 layers of batting I sewed in took away quite a bit of the space, leading to the sleeve being so tight on my laptop that I'm worried it'll damage it (too much pressure on the electronics or something...).
Unfortunately, my laptop is very small, so it's not like the sleeve will fit a slightly smaller laptop... oh well, I'll find something else that fits inside, cause I think it's a pretty pouch! :)
I used fabrics that I won at the quilt retreat last fall, coupled with a reddish-purple solid.
It's reversible, though I'll probably never reverse it. I had planned for the flap to be the opposite, i.e. pattern against the purple and solid against the pattern, for contrast, but my 3D thinking failed me somehow...
I quilted all sides with wavy lines before I put the interior and exterior layers together.
I had originally taken this project with me for hand-sewing during my christmas trip (12 days all over Ontario with lots of time on the bus, and I mean *lots* of time - one trip was 10 h long. Dang, that province looks so much smaller on the map!), but I've realized that (a) I've been spoiled by quick machine-sewing so much that hand-sewing just takes way too long, and (b) with all the batting, the layers were quite thick, making hand-sewing plain cumbersome.
The tutorial itself was super easy and I recommend it! I love that Anne hand-wrote and -drew it, gives it such a nice personal touch!
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