Monday, March 21, 2016

International Quilting Day

I hope that you all were able to enjoy International Quilting Day. I was supposed to be working, but I decided it would be worth losing sleep to spend the day sewing.

I have been redoing my sewing corner and decided to put the big ironing board away. It took too much of my small space. So I found a small ironing board at Goodwill for $2. It was a mess, but I had lots of fun with fabric and a staple gun recovering it.

With my new ironing board made on Friday, I was all set to work on my first quilt on Saturday. So I started by planning out where I wanted each square to create the bee body.

Then I spent the whole rest of the day piecing it together. This part was fun and frustrating. I thought I was so careful cutting and so careful with my seams, but some of the pieces still do not line up as I wanted. I put some of them together more than three times. Then I decided to go with a quote I recently saw and felt that it would be better finished than perfect.

So it is not perfect, but it isn't horrible either. It is only a small fraction of the whole quilt and it took me so long. (Is this horribly slow for one days work??) So this will take a while, especially if I only get a weekend here and there.... but it was so much fun.

I worked a little on another project on Sunday to help the remake of my sewing corner. I am excited to share that with you soon. Just a little more to do...


  1. great job on the ironing board. I'm getting read to do a make over on a cloths hamper and ironing board like your. Mine large one takes up too much room too. I'll only get it out for the big jobs. I think your quilt is coming along fine. You sure pick one that is a challenge for a first quilt. But you will do it. And you will want to keep your first one. Sometime looking back is the only way to see how far you have come.

    1. Thank you for your kind words. I was thinking I probably should have started with something easier, but the design for the bee just kinda came to me. I am glad it is going to the hubby so that it will always be with me! I can't wait to have a few under my belt and feel less nervous. Good luck with your ironing board! And thank you for stopping. :)

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    1. Thank you, Lucy! It's going slow, but I am so excited. I will have to post about the progress soon!