Last week I showed the laptop sleeve prototype that I was trying out, in response to my daughter's request that I make her something to keep her shiny new laptop from getting scratched in her backpack. I was beyond thrilled that she asked me to make her one, rather than going out and buying something shiny. I found this tutorial online - I like that it had the long zipper that opened the top fully and made it easy to slide the computer in and out. Here's the tester - it's fine, but nothing special.
She approved the design of the test run, and after looking through all my home dec fabric, she chose the Picket print from Outside Oslo as the main fabric, and left it to me to jazz it up a bit.
I cut a swatch from another print from the same line and pieced a couple of flowers into the front. I quilted diagonal lines two inches apart, marked with the Hera marker, but I left the flowers unquilted. Because of the two layers of wool, the quilting has super definition, and the flower detail pops right up.
I did it the same way I made the trial sleeve and, again, I lined it with Anna Maria Horner flannel. I love the gold against that deep teal colour.
It met with unreserved approval and admiration. And I'm not done yet - when her friend, Montana, saw the tester, she asked if I would make her one, too! I must say, it's great when the younger set think you're doing cool stuff!