Saturday, July 27, 2013

Insta-Saturday



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!


18 comments:

Carol said...

I'm looking forward to seeing your new pattern. Love your ironing board cover. I got some cutting done today, ready to sew my Lincoln quilt.

Heidi [Grizz-n-Dove] said...

I need to sew a new ironing board cover as well - I love the fabrics you chose for yours!!

"...laugh yourself into Stitches" said...

thanks for sharing your new cover...and where to find the tutorial. I so badly need a new cover!

Auntie Pami said...

I ordered some of the Washday fabric by Andover to cover my Costco sized board. Can't wait! Looking good on the pieces...

Kate said...

Hmmm, I need a new ironing board cover but I never seem to find the time! Love your HSTs, can't wait to see what you do with them.

Sandy said...

Can't wait to see what you are up to now!!

Carla said...

I think that's quite the accomplishment! They are lovely

Judith Gale said...

Love the half square triangles! I didn't do any sewing myself this week but I worked with a newbie and she was a great student! Completed a lap throw in 2 days! And she's hooked!

Jeanenne Nielsen said...

I got to sew, finished the top of a quilt, sewed up some rows on my Levi quilt, and would of loved your 1/2 inch of rain. Cache Valley has been drier than moapa valley. You guys have had more rain than we have this summer. I don't remember that much rain when I lived down there.

gailss said...

A new ironing board cover would be great as mine is looking "OLD" and yucky! Thanks Sherri

Tammy said...

What a gorgeous cover. I sew need to make one fo these myself. Mine is looking yucky and worn out.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Cute ironing board cover. I find old fabric that is just too ugly to use in a quilt to make my ironing board covers. I also cheat and use a staple gun.

Carolyn Sullivan said...

OH Housework first.... then sew....

CASA DE FIFIA said...

OLà
que lindos trabalhos
adorei seu blog, ele tem um ótimo conteúdo, e se vê que è feito com carinho.
parabéns pelo seu cantinho.

baci

Nanette Merrill said...

Beautiful. Half square triangles make me smile.

Corn Dena said...

Wat een lieflijke kleurtjes! Goed gedaan!



schilderijen van rembrandt

Karen said...

Wonderful idea to use elastic instead of cording. I'll have to try this. Thanks!

Michelle Jensen said...

Love the Instagraming. It is always so much fun. Also, really love the ironing board cover :)

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