Other half home last night = stole an hour today to finish my sewing machine cover!
As I was making it I wasn't sure if it would be big enough - but its actually on the loose side. Its a little short too. My piecing on the patchwork strip wasn't all that accurate (I've never pieced 2" squares, and they're nowhere near as forgiving as 5" ones!), so I had to make it a little shorter than it was supposed to be. But still I LOVE it - and after all, my machine does so much hard work for me, I figure it deserves a snuggly little bed ;)
The fabric I used is the same as the mat. Both the cover and mat are quilted on fusible batting using a quilt as you go method. They're both lined with tomato Kona, and the cover also has heavy-weight interfacing on the back of all the batting. Both of these were really fun projects, and came together really fast - if you are interested in making the cover, you can actually buy the pattern here. The mat (along with a thread catcher and pincushion - my next projects) are available as a pattern as well. Mine ended up quite different, but the basic shapes and layout is the same.