This week brought a fun surprise on page 19 of the latest issue of Quilty magazine (Jan/Feb issue):
The second “n” was left out of my last name, but that’s me! (It’s spelled right in the URL at the bottom of the page so that’s what matters, right?!)
I had a few emails asking about the quilt I’m holding in the photo; I did show it once here on the blog, but the photos were not great (taken quickly before the quilt was gifted). Since I borrowed it back for the photo shoot, I took the opportunity to snap a few better pics…
It’s a traditional block, Chrysanthemum, in scraps of greens, border is an Erin McMorris print, and Espresso Brown solid on outer borders. Yes, it is on the list for making into a pattern for Row House Creations.
This weekend, the Des Moines MQG had a sewing day, 12 uninterrupted hours to sew… heavenly! I worked on quilting a table runner that has been pieced since JULY– it’s still not completely quilted, but I made good progress. And I made a new ironing board cover, with a simple elastic casing to hold it on:
And I just happened to find this matching pincushion on a quick run to JoAnns (could not resist!):
I’m such a fan of that Cut & Sew fabric line, it’s adorable and the colors are yummy.
One of my sewing goals for 2013 is stash reduction, and this project helped use a little of it up! So far this year, I have only bought one charm pack (Posy by Aneela Hoey) and I have used 5 yards for a quilt back that went to the longarm quilter last week, and 1.66 yards for this project (to get the length of the ironing board, with some obvious waste that went to the scrap basket).