Saturday, July 27, 2013
It's afternoon, and I finally have enough chores done to head off to the sewing room! We received 1/2" of rain last night for which I'm very grateful; it's actually still very overcast with more chances for rain, so it's the perfect day to sew! I haven't had my camera out in a couple of days, but I do have a couple of Instagram pictures of what I've been working on (I'm sherrimcconnell on Instagram). I finished a much-needed new ironing board cover on Thursday night using two different red prints from Happy Go Lucky. I roughly used Randi's great tutorial here (although I had different sized pieces of fabric to work with). I also used 1 3/4 yards of elastic instead of threading cording through the casing. Ironing is definitely going to be a lot more fun with fresh fabric to look at!
All I managed to accomplish yesterday sewing-related was to finish up (80) 2 1/2" half-square triangles. These were all "cast-offs" from a quilt I finished up earlier this week. It always feels so good to save pieces that could have ended up in the garbage...it's even better when I get them sewn into useable pieces so quickly! The quilt will be a new pattern very soon--next week, I hope, and it's my favorite so far! As soon as the pattern cover is finished I'll be sharing.
Okay...well I'm heading off to the sewing room...yay! Hope you get to sew today, too!
♥ Posted by Sherri at 12:37:00 PM