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Monday, February 23, 2009

In the sewing room again! Yaaaa......

I was played around with the blocks/parts I made yesterday for the quilt-as-you-go table runner that we will assemble at our retreat... Some interesting layouts.

This is how the pattern is. I felt like something is missing. There should be pink in the center block... my thoughts.
This is how I plan to make it in order for fit my mother's coffee table nicely.Then I tried a few other layouts....This one below is very cool don't you think, but still missing something in the middle I feel. 8-)
Then I took out the center block and tossed in the 2 outer triangles... I am liking the look of that, but didn't have enough fabrics left to make another block...
I did have some of the pink left over and stitched a square of it onto the center block... I think that is definitely what it needed. If I were to make another table topper as such, I will make a square in a square in the center block. 8-)
I used a bias bar to make nice, even folds on the pink block, to top stitch it down...

Today I made a Hot Iron Cover from the tutorial on Linda's Blog. Thanks Linda!
I had come across the link on Vicki's Web-page today while "hopping". Thanks Vicki! 8-)

The ribbon holds the cord in place...The middle layer is made of Radiantex (insul-bright)...
The pattern I drew up for it according to the measurements of my iron...
Retreat! 4 more sleeps! 8-)

13 comments:

Quilt Nut said...

i love the square, but it is missing a bit of pink in the middle.

cute cover!

Quilt Pixie said...

yup the pink is definately a winner in the middle -- just enough lift :-)

I love the iron cover. Great idea for traveling...

Linda_J said...

It looks wonderful, Myra! I love the fabric you choise for it too---well done. Tomorrow I help anyone in my quilt group that wants to try it make one.

Lise said...

That's cool,, love the way you have changed the quilt as you go so many ways,,and also love the iron cover..great ideas..love to visit, thanks

Rosaline said...

I agree with you on adding the pink to the center. Makes a significant difference.

Julie said...

I can't decide which layout I like best, they are all pretty.

Brenda said...

I agree with the pink in the middle, it looked better in that picutue and I really liked the square edges instead of the point too!! Great idea for the iron cover!! I am going to have to go and check that out - not that I take my iron with me, but that could change and I would be ready! Thanks Myra!!

Purpleflowerpatch said...

You did well to trust your eyes, Myra. I like the pink in the middle!
How did you find quilt-as-you-go? Was it hard?

Joyce said...

Playing around with layouts has to be the best part of quilting. I like it better with the pink in the middle too. The hot iron cover is a good idea if you carry your iron often.

Lilly said...

What pretty table runners-toppers. I like the one you thought was cool. So do I. Nice iron cover. You have been a busy girl. I like how you cured the purple link problem.....LOL

Tere Sanders said...

Lovely quilt and I LOVE LOVE the cover for the iron!!!!!! Very clever :)

Hugs to you and the furry girls!!

Guðrún said...

Yes the pink in the middle was missing!!!

Gina said...

Love the pink in the centre block.

great iron cover. I hadn't heard of one before.

Love and hugs Gina xxx