Monday, March 31, 2014

March Scrappy Finishes Link Up!

I know I was not so hot on the blogging front this month so you're going to keel over at 2 posts in 2 days, but I couldn't let the last day of the month go by without the {Put Your Scraps to Work} Challenge link up.

How has your March been? Have you been scrappy happy?

This month, beside my Butterfly Medallion quilt which was made largely with scraps, I tackled a scrappy project that I have had in my sights for a LONG time.

I have a little IKEA ironing board that sits on my sewing desk beside my machine. I love it, it's so handy when I'm piecing. But it is stained and horrible and ugly now, after a few years pressing and fusing interfacing. So it needed to be prettified. And I had the perfect plan: a return to basic, simple, patchwork squares. Let the fabric do the talking.

I used the method in Randi's tutorial - it was easy to adapt it for my little board. I used some cord to do a drawstring closure which was very straightforward, and I added a layer of cotton batting underneath it so now it is lovely and padded and just about perfect. I love how nice it looks on my desk.

 So, I am looking forward to seeing what fun you've been having this month. Link up below :-)