3D Challenge #2

I posted about Challenge # 1 HERE.

Island Batik did not say we needed to do 2 challenges this month … this was my choice.  Especially since this project is also 3D.  And,  since I need to make sewing machine covers, this just made sense to me!


It’s a sewing machine cover for my serger.

It started with me joining all of the left-over strips from my challenge quilt. That quilt used the 2½” strips from the line “Islander Batiks” as well as a couple of co-ordinating blenders. (See HERE).IMG_5621

I made the strips into a loop and then cut them 2½” apart.  Joined them together as you would for a bargello. The backing is “Snow Trees Honey Elk Lod” that I was sent in my first Island Batik box.  I used Hobbs Thermore for the batting.  It was perfect! Low loft and added a bit of stability to the cover.  I quilted the piece with a meander using Aurifil #2370.  The perfect camoflogue thread!

My dear husband made the cardboard outline so that I had an idea of the shape.  I cut out 2 mirror images from the quilted fabric and had one long piece that would go from front, over the top to the back.  It wasn’t quite long enough, so I added a strip to each end using “Turtle Marb” that was a co-ordinating fabric (you can see it at the bottom of the cover.)


Screen Shot 2019-07-12 at 2.55.21 PMAs I sewed the long strips to the side, I rounded all of the corners.  That was SEW much easier than trying to sew the right angles!!!

It’s a perfect fit for my serger!

I will show you 3D Challenge #3 later this week!

Disclaimer: The products featured in this Blog post were given to me by Island Batik, and their program partners:  Aurifil,  & Hobbs Batting!

Design Wall


Frolic: Bonnie Hunter’s Mystery … Part 1 & 2 are done …. waiting for Part 3




Smith Mountain Morning is almost finished being quilted!!!




PHD in 2019:  Quilting UFOs and Finishing New Projects

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I like to make lists at the beginning of the week, but I’ll still link up to Roseanne & Sue’s Home Sewn by Us on Tuesday.

Last week’s list:

  1. Quilt Smith Mountain Morning – ½ hour / day √  done
  2. Prep 2 blocks from 52 blocks in 52 weeks – week 46 & 47 √  done
  3. Sew 2 blocks from 52 blocks in 52 weeks – week 38 – 39 √  done
  4. Add borders to 3 baby quilts. √  done

This week’s list:

  1.  Quilt Smith Mountain Morning – ½ hour / day  & binding
  2.  Prep 2 blocks from 52 blocks in 52 weeks – week 48
  3. Sew 2 blocks from 52 blocks in 52 weeks – week 40 – 41
  4. Sandwich 3 baby quilts

Stash Report

IMG_5841I used fabric from my stash to back this table runner. I’m inching closer to the 100 yard line!

  • Fabric Used this week        0.5 yards
  • Fabric Used this year:         157.35  yards
  • Fabric Bought this week:   0 yards
  • Fabric Added this year:      68.05
  • Net Fabric used                    93.3
  • Husband’s Purchases           9.5

Stitchin’ Time

  • January – Nov:  258 out of 292
  • Dec: 8 out of 8
  • Year-to-date: 266 out of 300  =  89%

For more Stitchin’ Time, you can check out Kate’s blog: Life in Pieces


One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting! 


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24 thoughts on “3D Challenge #2

  1. Pingback: Island Batik 3D Challenge #3 | Quilting Gail

  2. Very happy batik results. And your to do list was done! Your stash could make the magic 100, if you are careful, plus sew a lot this month! If it doesn’t, that’s still a lot of fabric used.

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    • Hi Susan!
      Thank you!
      I should make the magic 100. The Smith Mountain Morning quilt is almost done! When it’s complete, it will have used more that 16 yards! Woohoo!
      Happy Quilting! 🙂


  3. Hi Gail! What a great idea for your cover. Thanks for sharing the details. I need to make one for my sewing machine as well plus I’d like to make one for a little scanner at work. The scanner isn’t used enough and I hate for it to get dusty. ~smile~ Roseanne

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    • Hi Donna,
      I think I’ll be switching out the green for ??? I’ve been through my greens and nothing really fits … not sure what I’ll use – will cross that bridge when a part calls for green! 🙂
      Happy Quilting! 🙂


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    • Hi Terry!
      I made a few of these quite a few years ago. They are actually quite easy to make, but almost impossible to store! 🙂
      Merry Christmas to you & your family! HUGS!


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