Thursday, March 19, 2015

Behind the Scenes


I know things have been a little quiet here on the blog...I've been organizing and doing a lot of spring cleaning over the last ten days. I normally do this at about this time every year, but this year was a little different.



 I had to make a new ironing board cover for the occasion...my old one was getting pretty beat up. This Miss Kate floral on navy was the perfect "pick me up" choice!






 And my red magnetic pin bowl is perfect with the new cover (buy the magnetic pin bowls here...her shop is sold out now, but check back as she adds new items regularly).

I didn't really use a pattern for the ironing board cover. I just traced the outline of my ironing board on the wrong side of my fabric, cutting it out with about 4" extra on all sides. I turned in 1/4" then folded it again 3/4". I stitched a casing leaving an opening and used almost 2 yards of 1/2" elastic in the casing. That was it (I used a medium sized safety pin to thread the elastic through the casing).



 I really haven't done any sewing this week aside from the ironing board cover. But...I've spent a lot of time rearranging and making sure my quilts were displayed just so...



 I have quilts and quilted accessories in every room...



 and on lots of walls... I do decorate and use my quilts all of the time, but there was a special occasion involved this week...



It was a great honor to have professional photography done in my home for an upcoming magazine article! Publication won't be for quite a while, so I'll have more on this later.


Today I'll be sewing for sure...thanks so much for stopping by!

22 comments:

Sigi G said...

Love your cozy quilts in each room. Can't wait to see and hear more about your magazine article!

Jodi Nelson said...
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Jodi Nelson said...


Congrats on your photo shoot / magazine article! And your pin bowl looks awesome on your new Ironing board cover!


gailss said...

Cute cover for you ironing board and a nice cherry fabric...love it! Your room looks so organized and bet it feels good.

Nanna said...

congradulations on the photo shoot! love what little I can see of the sewing room lol! love the board above the little white desk, is that a design wall or does it stay that way?

Helen

Thimbleanna said...

That's the best reason to have a clean up -- Congratulations!

Amanda Murphy said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting!

ChristaQuilts said...

How exciting! Be sure to keep us posted and let us know which magazine it will be for!

Hildy said...

Congrats that's amazing! I know I'll need this magazine hope it'll be published soon!
Your new cover looks beautiful but I tend to buy mine rather than make them myself, lazy me;-)

Melissa Corry said...

So exciting for you Sherri!! Congrats, what an honor ;) So looking forward to the article and seeing all of the amazing pictures of your studio and homoe :)

Sinta Renee said...

Oh my gosh! Sherri, that is so exciting!!! Miss Kate is a nice statement fabric for an ironing board and it will show up nicely in your photo shoot! How fun is that! Congratulations!

Helen L said...

Congrats on the photo shoot!! Can't wait to find out what magazine and see the article!! And now it is all ship-shape for you to start sewing again!! :-) Hugs, H

Jude Jones said...

Congratulations on the photo shoot! I can't wait to see! I love the green chair!

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here
I love Miss Kate fabric, I have quite a stash of it, ready for what ever I might want to make.
Your house looks neat and tidy. Perfect for a photo shoot!
Thanks for sharing glimpses!

Stitchin At Home said...

I love all the quilty decor! Congrats on the photo shot I need to make a new cover for my ironing board too.

gibbygoo56 said...

I love seeing the Fig Tree & Co. quilts. Beautiful fabrics.
I can hardly wait to get a better look at where all those gorgeous quilts originate.
Blessings

jannza said...

I need a new ironing board cover. Now you have me convinced I can make one myself. Thank you! Love the pictures of your cozy home. :)

Sherry said...

Everything looks so nice Sherri. Congrats on the photo shoot, can't wait to hear more. Your ironing board cover looks awesome! Have a great weekend!

Patricia said...

Love how you have quilts on your walls and every where. The ironing board is great and makes you want to iron, I am sure.

Chris said...

Your bright ironing board is inspiring. What is best for padding underneath?

Maxine said...

My question is the same as Chris asked, what do you for padding underneath? I'm cutting out one today. And congratulations on your up and coming photo shoot.

Laura Chaney said...

How exciting for the professional photos! And to be in a magazine! Loving your new ironing board cover.

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