The pattern for the block is by Sherri Falls of This and That Pattern Company. I used some blue scraps I had left from my Delft China quilt for the border and there you see it...a blue January block which of course will be replaced by a red February block in the not too distant future.
I now love to press. I can't get enough of pressing! I know you're wondering if I've gone bonkers, but seriously, I am now in love with using my iron because I have a new and improved ironing board!
The idea for this super-duper ironing board came from Christine who blogs at Quilt Monster in My Closet. Christine was a special guest at Madame Samm`s Sew We Quilt blog which, for the entire month of January, is featuring guests with their favorite quilting tools.
I took Christine's idea to Woodworker Hubby, and in no time at all, he had made me my own super duper ironing board! We decided to adapt the directions and attach the ironing board to the wall so it could fold down.
Of course, it will probably be set up most of the time.
And then, because there are no table legs to get in the way, the space underneath becomes the perfect place to store my fabric totes!
Having a larger ironing board is a real treat. My work space seems to have exploded in size. I can spread things out and still have lots of room left to sort and to iron. Because the board is attached to the wall, there is no overhang space for larger projects, but the old ironing board is close enough if I need it, and these days I tend to be making more smaller projects.
Like this little gift card wallet for an example. I purchased the little kit and pattern through Quilt Taffy from their Etsy store. I sewed it up in a jiffy, and I can see down the road that there may be many more of these made!
It`s a great day for sewing and a great day for ironing! Thanks for coming by!