Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Do good things, good things happen....

Things have been pretty busy at the house of Peach. I checked off a project off my list that has been staring me in the face for quite some time. Sadly we live someplace that has icky water. We have a water softener in the house and the fridge but apparently there is still ick in it. As a result the cover to both of my ironing boards looks like someone wiped their bums on them. I used a duvet cover that I purchased at a goodwill for a couple bucks. I added a few extra layers of padding from some white flannel that I originally used on my design wall. I was very happy with how it turned out. It makes me think that spring is right around the corner. Its a yellow, green and purple plaid on a background of lavender. Its quicker and easier that buying a new cover. I think next time I will add a layer of scotch guard to repel ick.
Last week I was back out on the road in Columbus. I had come across a charity online that makes quilts for kids in foster care in Ohio. The name of the group is My Very Own Blanket. They have a workshop night on Wednesdays where volunteers can prepare quilt kits and sew quilts and pillowcases. By the time I had left I had made quite a few pillow cases and labeled several finished quilts ready for donation. The volunteers cut down donated fabric into various sizes. Anything that is too small gets added to a scrap bin for making string blocks. I had just sent off some string blocks for a swap on swapbot and wasn't sure what to do with the blocks I was going to receive. Here are the blocks I made.

The kind ladies at My very own blanket loaded me up with a mother load of scraps so I could make more string blocks. I have been stitching away on these blocks plus I have received 4 of the 8 blocks from the swap. I also upgraded my design wall by changing the cover from flannel to batting and reinforced the seam. I just need to get something to anchor the bottom to the wall. I don't think these old old walls are very square. I would love to start a satellite branch of My Very Own Blanet here in Wisconsin. I am looking for space to meet so we can get some volunteers together to stitch. 
I am always impressed at how nice string quilts look when the fabrics are put together with no rhyme or reason. If I have enough strings I want to make a pink based string quilt and a no pink string quilt. 
I am linking this up to Freshly Pieced. 
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Last but not least we have a winner from the Blogger BOM giveaway, Pamela was the lucky winner of the Chirp fabric. I dropped it in the mail to her today.


  1. Pamela says, Thank you very much and I am feeling quite chirpy, I just love fabric and this is different to anything that I have in my stash.

  2. I LOVE that top! I've got to get on that!

  3. I love your wonderful top.Happy sewing!