Tuesday, January 15, 2013

New Year Sewing

I've been busy sewing the last couple weeks.

I finished this mini heart hexagon quilt:

hexi heart quilt 
This is going to be sent to the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative. I'm planning to make a couple more quilts for them in the next few weeks and then send them all in together. If you haven't made a quilt for AAQI yet, think about it. They sell/auction mini quilts to raise awareness and to fund Alzheimer's research, and they accept quilts no larger than 9" x 12" so it's not really a big commitment to make a quilt and help them out.

I already finished my do good stitches blocks for January. Crazy, huh?

chevron block 2

chevron block 1
 These chevron blocks were made using the herringbone block tutorial from Bijou Lovely.

A couple of other small things:

new skirt for Molly 
My little girl helped me make this skirt for her doll, Molly. (She pushed the foot pedal on the sewing machine.) I have "1 or 2 doll clothes items" on my January to-sew list and this was fun and quick to make. 

new ironing board cover 
And we had been needing a new ironing board cover for a while. I got the fabric at Ikea a couple weeks ago. I used an old towel (trimmed and edges zigzagged) and one layer of cotton batting (scraps I sewed to fit the ironing board) for the padding. I looked at this tutorial on Moda Bake Shop and decided to follow the method described there for finishing the edge and making a casing (even though I didn't make a quilted top like they did there). I just used kitchen string to adjust the cover to fit; it worked great!


Sharon said...

And I just bought a new ironing board cover last week! Wish I'd waited because it doesn't fit my board very well.

Elizabeth said...

Such a cute mini! I love the colors and the quilting is really great!

Love your ironing board cover. I need a new one too. And the time to make it (lol).

Your bee blocks are fabulous! And I love the dolly skirt collaboration.

xo -E