Molly is my Fiat 500 and I’ve found myself becoming increasingly protective of her insides. My daughters love pootling around in her and to keep the back seats in ‘tip-top’ condition I’ve been making a patchwork backseat cover, (which can also double as a small picnic blanket).
The first step was to work out the size of the fabric panel – that’ll be 11 squares wide! Do you think this way of measuring could catch on?!? I must admit I did cheat a bit on the patchwork as I used 2 x Lily Ashury’s Gypsy Girl ‘charm packs‘.
Once the front panel was assembled fleecy fabric was used for the backing. Safety / quilting pins held the two fabrics together for speedy machine quilting. I was lucky enough to find some ready-made pink gingham binding for the edging.
With the blanket finished, I popped it back in the car and laid it in place……….
I’m still ‘umming and erring’ about making a cover for the top part of the seat. What do you think? At the moment, the top of the front and back seats all match…….it’s only when you peep through the window you get a patchwork surprise. I was thinking it would look odd for the front and backseats to be different?
Maybe I’ll just have to ‘go the whole hog’ and make patchwork covers for all of the seats! That would certainly be a very pretty Molly!