Thursday, March 23, 2017

Size wise!!


 So....what would happen if I made a tiny version of the plaid star quilt I just made?  I have been making 4 inch stars for years, and I have a zillion of these made, just waiting to be put into projects. 
So I used 12 of them, then 1 inch strips for the scrappy sashing, and now I am working on the 1 inch  by 2 inch flying geese border.  Great fun, playing in the scraps!!







WARNING!  BELOW IS A GROSS PICTURE!!!




















I guess I am really a quilter now...I have been branded!  This is my inner forearm, and you can make out where I accidentally touched the tip of the iron to my arm.  It really did not hurt much, but I put ice on it stat, which really helped.  It is now more sore than when I did it!!  Yuck...I also have scars on my hands from when I was a kid, from ironing EVERYTHING from sheets to my dad's shirts!!  Did you iron everything when you were a kid, helping your mom??  Who remembers a sprinkle bottle of water or starch??

Have a great day, everyone!!


Julie

20 comments:

Shasta Matova said...

Your quilt looks great. It is a lot of fun playing with little blocks. Ouch, that arm looks painful. Hope it heals soon.

Tired Teacher said...

Ouch! I know your nursing skills came into play after that.

Yes, I ironed for my Mom a lot - used a pop bottle with the aluminum cork sprinkle head to dampen the items, make rolls and place them at the end of the ironing board. By the time I finished dampening, the first rolls were ready to iron. I became adept at ironing my brother's shirts

Your mini quilt is adorable - such tiny pieces . . . Yikes!

Nann said...

I like the idea of a go-to block to have on hand to meet the need for instant quilty gratification. (I make 2.5" HSTs as leaders-and-enders but haven't gone the route of a whole block....hmmm....) Glad the oops with the iron was just a little one.

Chantal L. said...

Oh!oh! I think I love the mini more than the bigger version. It's adorable. I'm sure you have a great big smile on your face when you are working on this one. :^D
My mother used to say "you're learning the trade" whenever I burnt myself. I guess you're still learning. You must be so young still. :^D I do remember the forever chores of ironing. I remember using a damp big sponge to moisten the stubborn creases. Everything needed to be iron back then from shirts to dish towels. Even pillow cases, as per my mom. What a bore! No wonder I don't like ironing to this day. Hope that nasty burn heals quickly. ;^)

Janet O. said...

You know I love the little star quilt. So sweet!
Sorry you got a boo-boo! Oh, how well I recall all the ironing we all did in my younger days, and we used a spray bottle. I still keep one on my ironing board, because I don't put water in my irons. We used to iron everything, but Mom did draw the line at sheets--we didn't iron those. However, I know when we stayed with my great aunt on a vacation once she had us ironing the sheets to make up our beds.

GO STARS! said...

I love your little quilt. I've been trying to use up the little pieces from projects. I just finished a small project using 1 1/2" HSTs.
As for your burn - put aloe vera on it as soon as it happens and afterwards. It's a way to cool and heal quickly. I have lots of aloe plants but you can also find their gel at the grocery store or drug stores.

GO STARS! said...

And I do remember ironing everything. And the sprinkle bottle and starch. So glad that all I iron now are a few shirts and lots of quilt projects.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

bright and fancy quilt there--
and a big ouchie--
yes I remember the sprinkler bottles and all the ironing we had to do--
talking of ironing--I seem to iron in more wrinkles than I take out!!!
enjoy the moments, diane

Missy Shay said...

My grandmother did ironing for a business. I remember that she had glass coke bottles and poked holes in the tops, to use for sprinkling water on the laundry before ironing it. I used to love helping sprinkle the clothes.

Anonymous said...

Your quilts are beautiful. I love scrappy quilts. I do remember ironing and getting burns. The only things that I remember ironing when I was young were my dad's hankies and his work clothes. I also remember sprinkling the clothes and putting them in the refrigerator over night. I don't remember ever ironing towels or sheets, but remember my aunt ironing them. For my aunt, Monday was wash day and Tuesday was ironing day. Thanks for sharing and bringing up memories.

Karen said...

I remember the sprinkle bottles of water. Had to dampen the cotton clothing and roll them and place into a plastic bag for a while before ironing. I have had many iron burns over the years. That and taking cookie sheets out of the oven.

Jayne said...

Your quilt is looking lovely. I remember putting the iron safely out of everyone's way to cool down, then stretched over it to reach something and caught the tip on my arm so I feel your pain!

Lori said...

I'm kind of a klutz and have all kinds of scars on my arms fro ma hot iron. I do remember ironing pillowcases.

Connie the Cootiebug said...

Sorry about the burn! Ouch!

Joyce Carter said...

Your little quilt is as beautiful as the large one.
Your arm looks very painful, and I know the "ouches" very well.I still manage to burn mine often. I did all the ironing when I was young. My mother went to work so that became my job. I didn't mind it though. I actually like to iron.Take care.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I was so s-l-o-w ironing clothes, that my mother still takes them from me, and irons them herself (when I visit). Sorry for your 'ouch'. Never fun.

Kyle said...

Sweet little star blocks and the flying geese look perfect circling around. Boo! Sorry about your ironing incident. I love to iron and so did my mom. It must be a genetic trait! She had a brown beer bottle with a sprinkle stopper to dampen clothes. She must have needed the contents on a hot muggy August afternoon. :0). I'm not telling if I have the same arrangement.

Patti said...

Mom didn't iron and neither do I. Well, my quilt stuff, of course. I highly recommend lavender essential oil on your burn. I grabbed my curling iron with my right hand and burned the daylights out of it. My oil was sitting right there. Within a half hour it was gone. A burn that severe will take a few days to heal. See if you can get some, it has multiple uses.

jude's page said...

That looks so cute!

Barb said...

love your quilt...and yes, had to iron for the family...my father would be so mad at me because I would button all his shirts up...but the problem was I could never remember to just button one button or all of them. You would think if he kept getting onto me I would get the picture....or maybe not....