Friday morning I had to take my car in for an oil change and tire rotation so on the way back I stopped into Home Goods to see if theyt had something I desperately needed. Why you ask? Because I couldn't stand looking at this any more. Ick!
Yes I did put on a new ironing board cover just over a year ago but I totally gooped it up with applique adhesive when I made the Girl Scout troop tablecloth. Big oops. Anyway, a new one was definitely in order.
Score! I found a few different options in stock and picked this one. Much better now! At $9.99 each they are a real bargain. Yes I know that I could make a pretty one myself and I certainly have enough choices of great fabrics to use for it, but to be brutally honest I don't want to waste my nice fabrics for something that I know will get trashed in time. I'd rather go this route instead.
Somewhere along the way recently I saw an idea someone showed on their blog for a place to put their thread scraps while using their longarm so I was on the hunt to do the same. I found this battery box and so it quickly got repurposed.
The addition of a little velcro and Viola! The space I had to fit this thread catcher is pretty small so this box was the only thing I could find that would fit the bill. I think the next time I go to the big box store, I'm going to pick up a little while velcro as the black just bugs me.
Then I set about loading this quilt on the frame. It is a birthday gift for my mother-in-law.
It was nice to have some company in my studio while I worked.
I couldn't decide which thread to use, the brighter Pink or the lighter verigated one so I put it out to my Instagram followers. I only got back a couple of comments so in the end I went wit my first gut reaction.
As you can see, I went with the brighter Pink thread for the top.
This is all I had left to do last night when I decided to call it quilts....2 rows to go. I really wanted to finish it last night but my knees and back protested plus the kids were about to go to bed. Since my studio is just down the hall from their rooms and makes too much noise that they can hear, quilting while they sleep isn't an option. I'll get it finished up this morning.
I've actually been able to keep up with blog reading and have come across a few recent posts with some pretty work to share with you.
Though this week's showcase is smaller, I hope you enjoy checking out everyone's stunning work.
I'm taking the girls in my troop to see Zootopia this afternoon and then Sunshine and I are heading back out to get more Girl Scout cookie orders. She is inching closer to her goal but she still has some work to do.