Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Great Cover-Up

 Sinta and Sherri as part of Le Petite (a year of small projects) challenged participants to make a new ironing board cover as our first project. I was determined to use only items found in my sewing room. I remembered some left-over blocks from a completed project. Of course, I couldn't find them. I have a drawer that is reserved for stray blocks, but these 9 patches were not to be found. So I continued digging. I found some string pieced blocks from a very early quilting project. I liked the color and by combining some of the blocks this  made the blocks wide enough for the ironing board. I like a light colored ironing board cover. This blue and white yardage ( that I have no idea where or why it is in my stash ) coordinated nicely with the string blocks. I added some Insul-brite (batting/interfacing/reflects heat). I meant to add additional batting over this, but I remembered after I had finished the project. 


My ironing board cover is not bad for a first attempt. I absolutely love that I was able to use unwanted items from my sewing room. My ironing board looks much better. I know I can improve on this project the next time I need to add new life to my ironing board cover :)


3 comments:

Charlene S said...

Great looking board and nothing bought. I think that is perfect.Next time it will be a snap.

Maggey and Jim said...

Great job, you have inspired me.........
Maggey

Stray Stitches said...

Great way to use forgotten blocks! Who says an ironing board has to be ugly?