Picture it…a typical suburban bedroom, and in the corner is a typical overstuffed chair. Looks comfy, but nobody ever sits in it. It is too much out of the way to be very useful. I have been dreaming about a new use for that corner, and it came to fruition this weekend. Chair…out. Featherweight…in!
Featherweight set in my Sew-Ezi table. Stored corner shelves that weren’t being used, and a little chair from a second-hand store. I now have a place to sew upstairs for those times when it’s too chilly downstairs, or I need to stay close to the kitchen to listen for the timer (or call the fire department when I smell smoke).
Part II of this plan is to have a compact project that would fit nicely on my little shelves, look tidy, and something I can just pick up and sew for a few minutes here and there, with no cutting or pressing station close by. Well, it’s not like I don’t have any UFOs to work on, but none of them quite fit the bill regarding compact-easy-tidy.
Then I remembered the bow-ties on cheddar quilt that Bonnie Hunter had on her blog a couple of years ago (click here for her post). I bought the cheddar fabric at least a year ago, and planned to use scraps for the bow-ties. The bow-tie blocks are pretty small (3″ square), so it will take close to 700 to make a 72 x 84 quilt. I cut out 220 blocks, and they fit nicely in a cute little box. I stitched up four blocks to see how they would look. I love them!
I think I will set the bow-ties in this circular pattern.
Linking to Judy Laquidara’s Patchwork Times.