We have a bookshelf in our dining room that houses our cookbooks and other various items.
I thought it would be a good idea to protect that stuff from flying food. :)
So I decided to make a semi-quilted cover. Attached with velcro to easily remove it and throw it in the wash.
Various fabric I was saving for just such a purpose.
Thread (yellow and black for me).
I decided to do strip piecing. So I chose my favorite fabrics and cut a 3.5 inch strip of each.
Then I sewed them together two at a time.
I cut the pairs in half, rematched them with a different half (lengthwise) and sewed those together. So I ended up with 3 panels of 4 strips.
Then I cut those into 3.5 inch strips...so each strip had 4 squares.
I laid them all out to decide what went well together and then sewed 3 together. So I had 6 panels comprised of 12 squares.
I cut strips to fit between all these panels of a different fabric 2 inches wide. I sewed those all together. I sewed strips the same width down the sides but sewed 4 inch strips to the top and bottom so it would meet my length requirement.
Then I sewed on my backing (I did it the quicker way, sewing right sides together most of the way around, turning it right side out and finishing the hole.) then I topstitched around the whole edge to reinforce it and for decoration.
I put the Velcro dots on the bookshelf and the matched them up with the quilt so they would be even.
And the finished result:
Yay! A safe place to keep some things!
Keep an eye out for pictures of the actual eating of solids!