|My neighbors to each other: "Why is Michele outside in the driveway taking a picture of an iron on a sheet?"|
My new iron arrived of Friday and I've been busy trying it out, but first I want to get to my long overdue Charming Girls Club Goals for May and June.
- In May and June I'd like to get some more tops quilted! I have a stack of lonely quilt tops waiting to be quilted, bound and finished! I have backing, batting, binding and everything ready to go, I just need to get inspired and get them done. I did well with part of this goal in March and April, by quilting some charity quilts to get warmed up again. Now I just need to continue quilting and get some of those tops quilted!
|Quilt backings and bindings ready to go!|
|Let's get quilting!|
- Pillowcases! I'm making some for Carol with patriotic fabrics. If you haven't read about this project for her friend yet, it's not too late. Please go visit her blog and find out how you can help. A sports pillowcase for my younger son, made with some fun soccer fabric from my stash is also on my list of projects to complete.
|Blessings from the Hollow blocks.|
- Le Petite for May is almost done. It had better be......its May 28th! But doesn't this look like a great project to work on during Memorial Day weekend? I'll be sure to post a picture when I'm done. This border fabric from my stash was what inspired the quilt. I used the Fit To Be Geese ruler to trim down some of the flying geese but I didn't use the extra fabric that the ruler calls for, but more on that in another post. The kids will be out of school in June and things will be busy, so LePetite for the month may or may not be finished by July! Is that really a goal or is it more of a disclaimer?
|LePetite in progress.|
- Use this new iron as much a possible!! Quilting only of course, no ironing clothes will be done here! LOL!! So far I'm loving this iron. I really needed a new one. If you missed the story about the demise of my last cordless iron read about it here. My new iron is the Panasonic Cordless 360 Degree Freestyle Iron which can iron in both directions! What makes this possible is a curved soleplate. Pretty cool.....let's hope not, it's an iron! LOL!! Sorry, I couldn't resist after I typed "pretty cool"! So far I've only ironed small pieces with it while working on my LePetite project last night and today, so I'll have to get back to you on how it works on longer seams. It is on the small side, but I'm finding that works well with a small project. Check back soon and I'll let you know how that ironing in both directions thing works out.
|The curved soleplate lets you iron in both directions.|