Then, I'm playing along in the Wish List Swap. My partner wanted a fairly unique item, so I can't show it until she receives it, but I created this little table runner as the accessory. The fabric is from the DS Quilts collection at JoAnn's. I love making wonky stars - they're tons of fun as long as I remember to have the triangle cover the corners. Sadly, since Priscilla's little mishap with the pin a few weeks ago, she doesn't like FMQ, so this is pretty simple straight line and echo quilting.
But my friend Marcy has offered to let me play with her long arm to do the quilting, so I had to get the top made. I'm really jazzed by getting to try a long arm! Anyway, here's the layout. The top and back are now done (sorry, no photo yet) and just waiting to be quilted. We're getting together next Wednesday, and I hope to remember to take lots of pictures. Can't wait.
Anyway, I've been needing a new ironing board cover (and new ironing board too I thought). Desperately. The old store-bought one was stained and had holes where even the foam underneath was gone. Can you see it? Even though this cover is only a year old, it has apparently been abused. Or maybe they just don't make them like they used to.
So I went to Walmart and brought home a new ironing board. (Of course I had to clean the sewing room to make the exchange, so the process took - um, a few hours.) Anyway, I got it set up, and realized that my 1970s ironing board is way sturdier than the new one I bought, and for the kind of use I give the thing, sturdier is better, even if it isn't totally flat any more. So the new ironing board goes back to Walmart.
But I really did need a new cover. So what to do? Going back to Walmart was out of the question, as once a
So I dug in the big box of fabric Krista sent and found fabric long enough to fit the ironing board. I cut the old nasty one apart and laid it on top, cut around it, found a scrap of quilt batting and some bias tape (labeled TG&Y with a price tag of 96-cents!) and sewed up a new cover. Honestly it was easy peasy. And free! Way better, don't you think? I may never buy an ironing board cover again.
So that's what's been going on around here. What have you been up to?