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flying geese monitor cover

August 30, 2011

After a few quiet weeks of no crafting, I am pleased to have started and completed a project in just a few hours. I’ve been meaning to create a cover for my computer monitor so the guest room (which also acts as my office) doesn’t look so office-like when guests visit. At first I laid out jelly roll strips of pink tones and was almost stitching them all together, but it dawned on me that it was too “same-ish“. I was on the verge of getting into a sewing/quilting rut and the entire guest room would have been in plain stripes… so I googled some quilts until I found some beautiful inspiration. And thanks to this fantastic tutorial, I created my most difficult piecing project yet!

I used a mixture of Moda fabrics– some of Sherbet Pips and some of Dogwood Trail. I finished it with a simple back with a strip of pink (it won’t ever be seen).

It was a great beginner’s project and luckily only one block. Something definitely went wrong with my math, my cutting, my quarter inch measurements… I’m not sure. But my should-have-been 6″ square quadrants were more like 5″ x 5.5″ rectangles.

It didn’t matter. The geese are still flying and in fine circular formation. And most importantly, my guest room now has a softer look and hopefully future visitors will dream of geese and not of their Monday workload waiting for them back in the office.

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3 Comments

  • Laura August 31, 2011 at 8:25 am

    I love this – but I’m really intimidated by this block. Is it really hard?

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  • Janine September 2, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Love the monitor – I must add this block to the things I’m going to do list!

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