Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Matrix Quilting for my Android

After 5+ years of tolerating my semi-functional little dumbphone while everyone else cooed and purred at their shiny iPhone babies, I've finally made the leap into Smartland. Last week, I signed an agreement to spend the next three years caring for a Samsung Galaxy Note II. The store didn't have any protective covers for it, so I am putting a quilted one together for now.

I wanted a little Android applique for my cover, and none of the images I found online were quite doing it for me, so I started by drawing my own.

Android name and Robot logo are the property of and Android™ and being used under Creative Commons Attribution licence
Android name and Robot logo are the property of and Android™ and being used under Creative Commons Attribution licence
I used my template to make this little robot out of felt. It is actually quite tiny and took forever to cut out. The head piece is smaller than a quarter. 


I sewed it by hand onto my fabric, and then quilted the rest of the surface with Matrix, this week's Free Motion Quilting Project design. The design was perfect for this kind of project, and the small scale I used (about 1/4") gave the fabric a lot of texture.


There are some areas of this quilt that could have been smoother, either because I'm out of practice, or because echoing lines is harder than it seems. On the whole though, I'm loving this little quilt and I think it will make a very fun smartphone case. I plan to line it with thick flannel to clean and protect the screen. It should be complete and ready to use on the weekend. I look forward to showing it off!

4 comments:

  1. Isn't that the cutest thing! Great job, MC!

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  2. So cute! I love the little android!

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  3. Way to go, MC! It look great!

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