Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A finished piece

In last week's post about my studio, I had a picture of an unfinished mini quilt I was working on. Well, I was able to get the binding and carve out some time today to finish it up. The purpose of this mini quilt is to sit atop my washer (I will make one for the dryer too) to keep it from getting all scratched up. I know it sounds a little odd, but they are such lovely machines that I don't them to get all junked out before they die! Plus, I really want to make my laundry room a little more colorful. Maybe just maybe by adding a few little touches will help me to get the laundry done in a more productive manner (I don't mind getting the laundry clean... it's getting it all folded and put away that seems to be my down fall).

I've never done anything quite like this before, and it turned out better than I planned (a bonus)! After I finished it up today, it got me thinking that this would be a great type of design (and easy to put together) for making diaper changing pads... i.e. a great handmade shower gift that you can customize to coordinate with the mom's nursery/diaper bag.

It could also easily be a great table top ironing pad. Instead of quilting interfacing/batting, you would use the insulation you use for making pot holders (probably a few layers would be best).

All I know is... now jelly rolls are going to be even more irresistible at the fabric store! I'm in TROUBLE!!!!


  1. This will add a lot of color to your laundry room, looks great! Check out my dish rugs that are similar.

  2. I think this would be awesome for a changing pad also. Cute stripes.

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  4. Wow! Those are really cute. I've been wanting to make something like those for under my dish rack instead of that ugly plastic thing that I end up having to wash. And yes, they could also be great diaper changing pad. Really like the colors with the dark colored binding for contrast.