Some show and tell

February 15, 2010

I've been busy at the machine, however, as one thing I have been working on is a gift for Brooklyn in honor of her third birthday in July, I have to wait a few more months before I show it.

With winter being long and dreary here in Iowa, I've found myself being drawn to the brights to work with. The brighter the better. I  love this simple quilt pattern by Lady Harvatine. I struggle with stretching my fabric too much and have had to tweak it a time or two to get it to lay more smoothly. I'm hoping the actual quilting part with help smooth it more. I may add a boarder or two to make it a bit bigger. As it is right now, it's a small baby quilt size.

For Valentine's Day, my hubby made me a new pressing board to sit on my latest Goodwill ironing board find. I love the older ironing boards. They are more sturdy and wider.This one was in perfect shape! Not bad for under $4. The pressing board is made of 1/2" plywood with two 2" stripes of wood to hold it on the ironing board. It's nice and wide at 24" and the length is 48". Plenty of room to press fat quarters and half yard cuts of fabric. I layered the wood with two layers of Warm and Natural batting and covered it with a 100% cotton crib sheet I found at Goodwill. 

View from the bottom. I had to avoid three pups who think when momma is on the floor she needs her face tongue lashed. LOL!

To finish off my show and tell, I made this darling spray bottle cover to cover my pressing spray. Cute, huh? You can find the tute at Sew Many Ways. This is a great gift idea to give to your friends who love to sew. 

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