Sunday, April 24, 2011

Ironing Board Cover

A little while ago I finally got around to making a new cover for this:

I just use a mini-size ironing board so it doesn't require a lot of fabric to recover.  The old one was getting pretty disgusting:

All I did was remove the old cover and use it as a guide to cut the new shape.  I cut about 2" larger around the old one.  I doubled folded the edges and sewed around to make a pocket edge.  Then I used the string from the old one and fed it through the new one. I added a couple layers of warm and natural on top of the old batting - which was still in good shape - to stop it from making squares all over my fabric when I ironed. :)  I yanked the strings tight back over the frame and I was done!

I have all my fabric chopped up for my Love quilt...

...and I've been piecing it all day!  I'm hoping to have it for our Modern Quilt Guild meeting on Thursday, but since it's a queen sized I might not have all of it done in time.  (but I will try!)

Saturday, April 9, 2011

On my to-do list...

Since completing the turquoise new wave quilt, I've been dragging it around and using it everywhere.  I love it so very much.  I wish I could put it on the bed, but it's not quite queen sized. (not that it stopped me)  So just as I was contemplating making a bed quilt, there in my feeds the next morning was the Naked Bed Challenge.  I figured it was as good as time as any!

I've slowly put together my Amy Butler Love collection knowing that I wanted to use these specifically for a bed quilt... and I've been staring at them for the past week figuring out what pattern I want to use.  There's a lot of large prints in the mix so I want to have it focused on that and not chop them up too small.  I still want it simple so it doesn't go all 'color vomit' as my friend likes to call it.

On another note.. at the recommendation of basically everyone in the LVMQG, posts in my feeds, and apparently the rest of the internet (how do you time that so well internet?!), I bought my first Aurifil cone today over at my local quilt shop:


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