Saturday, March 26, 2016

A new ironing board cover

Back in 2014 I recovered my portable ironing board
and made a few more projects for the
Riley Blake gingham blog hop.
My September 2014 posting is HERE.

I loved the mini ironing board make over back then and
since my regular size ironing board desperately needed a new cover
I decided to create a matching cover.
I quilted the gingham this time, hoping it will last longer.
I enlarged the embroider design and used a large red ric rac.

Now I don't want to use it,
my Rowenta has a mind of it's own and likes to leak from the bottom.
I'm looking for a new iron...any suggestions?

I love it!!!!!

I'm linking with
  Heidi at Red Letter Quilts - OMG
Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts - Finish it up Friday

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

A lovely visit with family and some stitching...

My niece recruited a new quilter...her MIL.
Beth Ann finished piecing her first quilt and
I was sEw happy to turn Lizzy on and quilt it for her.
A little birdie told me Beth Ann was thrilled with the quilting.
I quilted it with swirls and butterflies...
I wish I had a picture of the finished quilt to post but  
I was still stitching the binding on as 
my sister and niece were loading up the car to head home.
They were in Michigan for spring was a lovely 4 days!!!
As always the time went way too fast.
I didn't get the last side of the binding hand stitched down...
hopefully Beth Ann enjoys stitching the last of the binding down 
as much as I do.
It is my favorite part of making a quilt.
I'm still working on my One Monthly Goal for March.  
I still have a week to get it finished...
it will be a busy week but it is do-able!!

I started with some
Riley Blake large gingham fabric I quilted a few years ago
and I'll
this Aunt Martha's embroidery design...pattern # 3960 
and hopefully it will 

a new ironing board cover!!!
Fingers crossed it will work out.

Monday, March 7, 2016

What will be my One Month Goal for March?

Will it be a redo for my ironing board?
I'm thinking yes...

It is pretty disgusting at the moment, 
stained and it has a big rip, it has been well used
and definitely needs a makeover!!
I quilted a couple of yards of Riley Blake gingham.
It was large yellow gingham
for a blog hop I joined in September 2014.
You can read about it here.
It's bright and happy and lucky for me there is enough 
to make the perfect ironing board cover.
 The quilting has butterflies, clouds and sunshine...perfect
for my March goal...a new cover for my ironing board.

I'm linking at the last minute again
with Heidi at Red Letter Quilts

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Happy stitching