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Friday, March 9, 2012

Farmer's Wife In Your Life {Kindle Fire Cover}


When Sunni asked me to participate in the Farmer's Wife in Your Life series, I immediately thought of a cover for my Kindle Fire {find the tutorial here}. 


You might remember my entry to the Moda Bake Shop Sliced Contest was also a cover for my Kindle Fire, but this one was actually in the works before I made that one!  I used the "Homemaker" block for the center, and then added a quarter of four more blocks, so it would look like I cut it out of a quilt.

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I also used "Peace & Plenty", "Night & Day", "Buckwheat, and "End of Day" for my four corners. I then added two strips of solid {Kona Melon} to the edges to make it wider than it is tall. I had to cut my blocks down in height too, but I thought that added to the design!

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The Kindle Fire is held down by elastic {I should have used black...I thought white would match the cover better...but black would have blended in to the Kindle Fire better!}.

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I had a lot of fun translating the Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt blocks into something useful for every day!  I am looking forward to seeing the rest of the neat stuff made with these blocks, it is so fun to make a few coordinating ones and then have the instant gratification of a finished project too!

I also have taken all the photos to make a tutorial for the cover {you'll have to make your own blocks, but I'll show you the rest!}, I've just run out of time to get it done by this post.  So look forward to that next week! Find it here.

Have a happy weekend!

16 comments:

  1. Love the fabrics and how you use the blocks to make it look as if it was cut out of a quilt. Cute!

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  2. A wonderful project - thank you for sharing.

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  3. So cute and so well done! You are indeed an inspiration!

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  4. Awesome! I need a Kindle cover and this is great! As always, you've used great colors!

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  6. You just amaze me in how well you piece things together.
    This is just beautiful!

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  7. I like your blog and have added it to my Favorites. My new Kindle needs a cover so will check later for your tutorial.

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  8. Such a cute cover, my mom would love this.

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  9. Oh this is gorgeous, you did a fantastic job. I cant wait for the instructions.

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  10. I love it! I don't own a Kindle, but could adapt this idea to making a journal cover.

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  11. I love the reading pouch! This is a bit different fro Ive seen so far. I set up my own mini site about kindle covers: cheap kindle covers . Check it out. Thanks!

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  12. Beautiful! love your color choices!

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  13. This is awesome Jennie! I really like the block you chose with the fabrics. :)

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  14. Nice project! I hope to make one for my NOOK.

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