Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Spot the Difference (bad pun intended)


The lovely lady for whom I'm making the t-shirt quilt, also requested a couple of replacement covers for her Kitchenaid Mixer.

She already had the standard white Kitchenaid Cover (the one on the left), but wanted something in green tones.


I made myself a template, and whipped up a quick toile out of some scrap fabric.... and then had a little conundrum, because I really needed to test it out.

I remembered that when Nic from Yardage Design had blogged about her kitchen, she had a Kitchenaid Mixer on the bench...... so I popped the toile in the mail, and Nic tested it out for me - thankyou Nic, you're a gem!.

As you can see - with scrappy one sided fabric and no wadding, the toile was rather floppy, and it was just a little too long also.


After the testing phase, I got to work on the real thing.

I must say that I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.

18 comments:

Kate said...

Its brilliant Cam!
I think my girl might just need one too.

Vic said...

...even though I think I may be the only person in the world that doesn't think they want or need a kitchenaid, that looks really, really nice.

You're quite the, uh... sewist Ms Cam.

Renae said...

Wow! When I eventually get my kitchen aid I know who'll I'll be asking to commission a cover! Looks fantastic :)

Melissa G said...

Wonderful! That is brilliant work, and I like the colour choices.

Tas said...

Love the colours. Great fit. Anything you can't do?

sue niven said...

Beautiful work and Great colour choices!

Anna Bartlett said...

Love it - but as I own a mere Sunbeam Mixmaster (which doesn't come with a cover - but that would be a great idea), can you tell me what the pocket on the front is used for?

delia hornbook said...

What a great idea, love your fabric choice. dee x

Mookah said...

Ahhh......if only I had a kitchen aid!

Libster said...

you are such a clever lady!! Im about to embark on making my daughter a cover for her new calculator..... this could be interesting!

Jennie said...

Very nice!

Last week in Cann River op shop I saw a couple red embellished Kenwood mixer covers in original wrappings. I tried to think of an excuse to buy them, but the only thing I could do with them is try to sell them to Kenwood mixer owners who like retro stuff.

Caroline said...

That looks amazing! I love the retro look of it, makes me feel all 1950s and I must rush off to the kitchen to do some mixing!

Chloe' said...

that's so sweet! love the vintage look too =) i feel a kettle cozy coming on =D

xx

Liesl said...

I think you need to branch out into Sunbeam covers that have a panel saying When I grow up I want to be a Kitchenaid!!!

michelle said...

best dressed kitchen aid in town. i love it

willow and moo said...

I would happily put that cover on my Kitchen Aid!!!
Looks fabulous!

yardage girl said...

The kitchenaid cover worked out beautifully, Cam! I'm so glad I could help!

Leni and Rose said...

It's perfect! I can see an entire kitchen range - kettle, toaster...cover them all!!!