A Jeep cover?

HavIt has been quite the interesting week.  One of the Pastors, at my  Church, has an older

Jeep and he couldn’t find a back cover for it.  So, he asked me to make one for him.

Crazy me, said “yes, I would love too.”  Ugh!!!  What is  wrong with me?  Ever since then,

approximately 3-4 months, I have been dreading creating this Jeep cover.  This week,

I took the bull by the horns and made the cover.  We decided to make it out of

trampoline material,  the black stuff that you jump on.  And to make it even more

interesting, I had to make it double thickness.  That stuff is so stiff and scratchy too!

After 7-8 hours, it was completed!!  Yeah!  I hope I never see the thing again.

I am sad to say that I forgot to take a picture of it to show you all.  My word of advice

to anyone out there, skip the Jeep cover-ha!!

This week also saw me complete a special quilt for a friend who is having her 2nd child.

She wanted  a wallhanging that resembled a picture that she had.

Noah's Ark picture.

Noah’s Ark picture.

So, she went to Staples and had it blown up.

Blown up picture.

Blown up picture.

Then, all I had to do was trace, cut and paste.  It all sounds so simple, doesn’t it?

I tried to match the colors in the photo with fabric I had; I also used Steam A Seam.

There were   a few bumps  along the  way (ie. glue stuck to the bottom of my iron)

but all went ok though.

Finished quilt.

Finished quilt.

I think it turned out ok.  She liked it so that is all that matters.

What do you think?

Then, there was a cute baby quilt that I also managed to complete.  Fabricland was

carrying them , the price was right, and I liked it.  So, I bought it and even managed

to get it quilted.

Cute baby quilt.

Cute baby quilt.

Here is a close up of the quilt too.

My favorite part of the quilt.

My favorite part of the quilt.

I also managed to paint some more fabric as well. I really liked the process

this time and the fabric turned out ok as well.

Fabric painting.

Fabric painting.

Blues were the color that I used this time.  I am really surprised by

how much fabric  1 teaspoon of paint can actually paint or cover.

Then, I tried yellows and oranges.  Peobeo Setacolor paints were the

paints that I used this time.

Orange fabric painting.

Orange fabric painting.

What do you think?

Linda also managed to complete her first fusible applique project.

Wallhanging

Wallhanging

She had alot of problems getting the logo enlarged.  I think that she

did an amazing job!!

What do you think?

Have a great week!

Ruth

 

5 thoughts on “A Jeep cover?

  1. Carla says:

    Oh wow!! Those quilts look incredible! You’re very talented! The jeep cover does NOT sound like fun! lol! At least it’s done… live & learn right? I’ve gotten myself into a few projects I regretted saying ‘yes’ to as well! lol!

  2. marginmirror says:

    You’ve been busy! I particularly like the Noah’s Ark quilt; beautifully done! But a Jeep cover?! There have been others who’ve covered vehicles with quilts…but they (and you) are braver souls than I!

  3. Ilene says:

    A jeep cover?! Really?! I only say this because I get called in to do these things, too! A canoe cover, repairs to the awning, rebuilding a safety vest. There is no limit to where our sewing machines will go. Love your quilt design so far. It will be very cute.

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