Monday, February 3, 2014

Weekly Progress - Some Little Projects

So, this past week was the first time since November that I wasn't devoting 1-2 hours a day to running.

I think it shows.


Central Park Sudoku - added the borders, finally. I was going to quilt it if I had time after the Flirt session, but it was snowing, so I went to the grocery store for my bread, milk, and eggs instead. The backing is already pinned to the zippers, so it'll get done soon-ish.

After my mother-in-law's marathon Christmas PJ pants sessions, my ironing board was looking sad. It already had the rips, but since my poor old iron leaks, I never use water in it. She didn't know that, so there were lots of water stains added. And the poor old iron gave up.

So I made a fresh new cover and got a fresh new iron. The cover is duck cloth, 54" wide. I left the selvages on and sewed some old double fold binding along the edges, popped in some elastic, and voila! Easy peasy way to brighten up the sewing room.

I moved the Dude's dress up bin to the other side of the play room and set the ironing board in front of the window so I could spy on the neighbors keep an eye out for the school bus. 

And notice the cat bed right underneath? And notice where CC is? Sigh.

I mustache you where you plan on keeping your allowance. {A wallet for the Dude.}

Cat Tails - ran out of Dimples. More horrifying - no store around here carries Dimples! Everything is pieced except the rows that can't be, and I'm working on an online order.

Weekly Churn Dash - this was another obvious pick. The backing of Bad Romance and one of my favorites in the pink bin!

I pieced together the jumbled mess of Celtic Solstice pieces from last week. Now let's play "Spot the Error!"

The owner of these fabrics and I worked out a great plan for them. So off I go to piece!

I also cleaned in the sewing room enough to find my list of Fat Quarter Stars - yay! Still can't find the binding for FPF or the table runner pattern. Sigh.



  1. I need to make a new ironing board cover, too. Yours is lovely.

    Your Celtic Solstice colours look good. Oops about the corners - but at least you noticed before you sewed the whole thing together!

  2. Second Vireya, at least you noticed it before you had the entire top done!

    Yay, my pretty fabrics aren't sitting in a drawer any more. :)

  3. Oh, I hate it when I do that! Like the others said. . . ;D And good thing you could find some Dimples online. Another thing I hate - running out of a fabric!

  4. Lots of fun stuff going on in your sewing room. Love your version of CS, it's going to be beautiful!

  5. I had a corner unit turned wrong like that but I didn't find until it was about to go under the needle to be quilted. Yep - I stopped quilting and ripped it out to fix it. The ironing board is so bright & cheery!

  6. This is hilarious! I like the duck cloth idea for the ironing cover (so cute!), must remember. And placing your iron in front of the window will also give you nice lighting.

  7. Oh, and I really like the quilt in your blog header, the one under neigh the one with your cat on it. Is that the Sunkissed fabric line from Sweetwater? What pattern did you use?

  8. Can you get back to running a lot? You're making the rest of us look like slackers here. Course, if you're running, then I'm officially a slacker extraordinaire!

    Love the Flirt quilt. LOVE your new ironing cover. I've got big plans for mine. Can't wait to show it off, once I get down to Ikea!

  9. Had to look twice before I saw the error! I'm still at step 2 on that one. Yours is looking great.
    Lots of great progress for you this week - My cat is currently sleeping on the pinned quilt ready for quilting that is folded on the floor - silly kitty.

  10. Yeah, I quit putting water in mine also, It was a Bonnie Hunter tip I think. Love your cat quilt, very interesting and the churn dash is such a great traditional block

  11. The cats will be so cute. You've had a very productive week.

  12. Love the game, spot the errors. I'm assuming you wanted your chevrons turned that way instead of making the square. It gives it a whole new and different look.

  13. I love your ironing board cover (obviously so does your cat). And your Churn Dash block is so cute in the plaid fabric.

  14. You have been very busy. Very pretty eye candy.

  15. So much energy to spare now that your race is done. Such a productive week!