With my new sewing room I had my ironing board in a different place.
I have had this since 2001 when I went to college. I recovered it in 2010, and it still has that fabric on it, but it's quite dingy. Where I had put it was kind of behind my chair so I could turn around to use it. But it was just slightly longer than the table I used.
(I put it right next to the purple drawers). Since it was longer than the table, occasionally the chair would bump into it, and move the ironing board and often times knock over my iron! I found a tutorial make your own pressing board, and I have seen many tutorials, but it was never necessary for me to use one. Since I needed one now, I found a tutorial online.
I couldn't find the sound board that she talked about. But found this pressed plywood, which is three layers of plywood with something between it. So I sanded it. My husband wanted me to use two types of sanding, a courser and finer ones.
I was in a hotel when I did this (glad I did since it was messy and big!) batting and top laid out.
Here it is laid out in my room! yes I still use my tiny iron.
Minnie LOVES it!! I love that she is able to sit there while I iron. She's not in my way. I can also fit a 12" block on it!! (I could barely do that on my other one). I LOVE this so much!!!
I am making a quilt that I wanted to include this block (Star Glow) in. But I wanted to make a test block, since this one is so intricate! I am glad I did. I don't know what I will be using this block for. But I love the pattern!
This was the first quilt I started, because of the star points and borders. It was tough to do at home because I needed room to lay it out. I joined some Indiana quilters at a quilt shop in Greenwood (Indianapolis) and was able to use the large tables to lay it out.
These were a little easier, but I still wanted to make sure I had enough. It took a lot!!
This one didn't take as much, because I used the same squares as above.
I was commissioned by a friend to make memory quilts for her and her three girls. Her husband/their dad died in November of last year. I of course said yes, this woman and I had been quite close at one point. (moving is difficult)
I searched the internet for memory quilts, I knew I wanted four different quilts, and I had been given a variety of fabrics. There were tee-shirts, jeans, suit coats, boxers, dress shirts and even some shoes! (which I managed to incorporate) I started a board on pinterest.
Here are the four quilts I drew inspiration from (each picture is a link to the original):
I have shared pictures of interfacing the fabrics. There was a lot to interface. Then the cutting.
I have started using instagram. I love pictures, so it's quite dangerous for me. Usually what I post about are my cats and quilt projects. I was jumping around randomly and I found Rachel from http://www.quiltineering.com. She had this cute Dr. Who mini quilt. And I would not say I am the HUGEST Dr. Who fan, I do quite enjoy it. And because I like to start at the beginning, I have been using Netflix to catch up on the older episodes. I am currently on the fifth doctor (see picture) I don't care for him much though.
This pattern required appliqué. So I cut out the pieces. I don't have many pictures during the process because it was so quick and easy!
I LOVE this shot! It was after I had stitched all the letters down, and Pepé was being TOO cute!
Sorry I can't turn this picture around. But you can see my stitching. It's not perfect.
And here is my finished project!! I enjoyed it quite a bit, and as I said above it was a quick project, I don't think it took me more than 4 hours.
Now for the best part, you should hop over to Quitineering because she is having a give away!
Here is my design wall Monday, except really it's a design bed Monday!
I actually started this quilt FOUR years ago!! (Read here for more about it). It's just been sitting in a box. I don't know WHY I haven't worked on it. I suppose it's just gotten buried by other things. I needed a break from some other things I am doing, so I decided to pull it out. And I laid them out. I had originally thought about using the two different backgrounds, but I realized I didn't have enough of the blue. So I decided to lay them out like this. (I decided a while ago I wanted it on point). I quite like it.
Now I just have to figure out the sashing and cornerstones. Then the setting and corner triangles.
My first entry for pets on quilts is other animal themed quilts.
I have already shared this picture, it's for a quilt I made for a young lady who was my student aide last year. She was an immense help to me. She loves turtles, so it was a no brainer what kind of quilt to make for her.
I am linking up - go check out the other cute pets!