Monday, November 26, 2007

The Ghosts are Done

My ghosts are finished and looking very scary in my opinion. The top of the lower ghost can't be finished until the blocks are sewn together as the top of his head overlaps the other block.

In the spirit of further stashbusting, I used some new yardage I acquired on a field trip to Eddie's Quilting Bee when we were at P.I.Q.F. in October.

I fell in love with the Fresh Air by Chez Moi line from Moda when I got a fat quarter of it in a Sweet Treat from the Pincushion Boutique. I found more and used it as my fabric in our Fat Quarters' online group block lotto. Ad Eddie's, I found it in a darker colorway than I'd used for my lotto block and I was crazy for it so I bought 2 yards of one print and 3 yards of the other. Just because.

So, I'm looking at these two fabrics on my cutting table and thinking "What was I thinking?" "What am I going to do?" I was also looking at my ironing board with its slick specialty cover I'd bought at PIQF a few years ago. If you've been to a major quilt show on the West Coast, you know the ones I mean. The vendor is always there and they have these covers in every conceivable size and they sound too good to be true. Everything slides off the darned things and onto the floor! The things come with a cheesy sponge pad that wears out in no time flat and my bigger-than-standard ironing board was sadly in need of a facelift.

Enter an old bathsheet style towel folded in half and trimmed and a quick cut out and stitching of a casing on the edges and voila! An ironing board covered with a fabric I absolutely love.

Now maybe I'll get caught up on the backlog of shirts piled on the floor!


Quilt Pixie said...

love the ironing board cover -- and it'll bring a smile to your face everytime you have to press :-)

Angie said...

Don't you want to just grab anyone standing at that ironing board cover booth and drag them away! Arragh! I wouldn't even give my Slick-Shick cover to any unsuspecting soul! Too much guilt! Your new ironing board cover rocks! Love the colors! And your ghost are toooo---cute!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I've always managed to avoid the ironing board cover vendor... sounds like it was a wise move on my part, huh? I just love your new cover and the ghosts are great!

Susan said...

Cute ghosties! Love the ironing board cover. I always made mine, just like Mama did, just throw the new one on over the old one and build up a nice base. Nowadays, I do it with teflon fabric, but otherwise it goes on the same - over the old padding and everything. I think Mama always had old sheets - I remember them getting a little brittle and scorched after time. =)

QuiltingFitzy said...

Eddie's was just down the street from where I worked, their quality was really something else. They sure do have alot of fabric crammed into one little store!

I'm ashamed of my ironing board, one day I'll get brave and post a pic, lol. I love your idea, and your's sure is cute!