A blog about my life and quilts especially! This plaid quilt was made by me...pattern by Evelyn Sloppy in her Strings book!!
Monday, July 13, 2015
Sewing it up!!
So today? Using it up is the name of the game! I take very seriously and enjoy very thoroughly any little piece of flotsam and jetsam fabric that I am given, or acquire in some way. I feel it is my responsibility to use it all up!! So I am, with great JOY!!! A scrappy rail fence quilt top...any goes, right??? I so appreciate my friends who have gifted me scraps and strings...I USE THEM!!
These are the centers of some scrappy log cabin variation blocks. Homespun is what the vision was, and I think I am right there on that, LOL!!
The little trimmings from cutting the above quilt are all wadded together, pressed flat with lots of starch, and sewn over free motion. So...nothing goes in the trash, and I have a hot pad I don't mind getting a little oven drippings on...because when you wash it? It becomes better! No poly in these...just cotton. Poly transmits heat! (Ask me how I know...)
Two of these...
Well, my old iron bit the dust. I guess it did not like being dropped to the tile floor. Imagine that...So I was using this old, old travel iron; the very one I sent with my son to college that he never once used! Kids just don't press much these days, they have much more fun things to do!
My husband saw that I was using this old iron (in the spirit of using things up) and went out and bought me this iron!! I am so excited to use it for the first time. Thank you dear hubby!!