Friday, November 18, 2011

2 finishes this week

This is lame, but I finished my new ironing board that I have been thinking about for a long time.  I covered half of my cutting table with that batting that is heat resistant and then used a cotton shower curtain that I had picked up at TJ Maxx several years ago for a buck.  I love this big ironing surface since I very seldom make anything smaller than a queen.

My second finish this week (and I promise I will not post about this again) is that very old flimsie I got from a friend.

 I took a long time to figure out how to quilt it.  I think it is from the 30s or 40s or what ever era   reproduction fabric is from and this is not a reproduction, it is the real deal.
 The quilting is not perfect and at times I thought about ripping out some of the quilting but kept telling myself it doesn't have to be perfect.  I am so not a perfectionist and that is why I love freemotion quilting cause it doesn't have to be perfect.
 I used a border that I removed to bind it.
 I totally love the crinkly goodness of the back even with the gingham.

It is blizzarding here today so I guess I need to start pin basting a UFO that is back to being a PIP.

Happy Friday


  1. I LOVE the idea of how you made that ironing board. I too make larger projects, and nothing annoys me more than the "inchworm" ironing process on a standard size board. I guess I know what hubby is doing this weekend with me!

  2. Was the antique quilt already quilted and you machine quilted over it? Or was it just a quilt top? I have several antique quilts from my great-grandmother that need to be repaired so they can be enjoyed. I have been wondering about machine quilting over parts of them.

    Looks like you did a great job:)

  3. Your quilting is just LOVELY!

  4. Great finishes Mary! Your quilt is lovely, and I understand being excited about your new ironing cover (I was excited when I made one too...ha).