My darling sister has begun the process of redoing her house. They moved in two years ago and haven't done much to it but now that they have a little space to work, she's grabbed the paint brush and the staple gun and gone to town. She started in the bedroom, painting, making a tufted headboard, and bought a couple of really cute white nightstands. The stands have a little recessed area - perfect for keeping a late night cup of tea from tipping due to act of cat, dog or toddler. And she, with a giant "please, please, please" smile asked me to make a couple of toppers for them. She loved the pair I made for my parents' nightstands a couple years ago.
|The paw on the right is Dash's "stomp" of approval.|
She was a little concerned that she was froofing up the bedroom a bit too much, though. Her husband, my darling brother-in-law, is a black boot-wearing, Johnny Cash-loving, zombie-killing giant. So I suggested a compromise. I backed them both in some leftover Riley Blake pirate fabric. That way, he can have a manly black topper and it can be flipped whenever needed. Grrrr..... manly! Hahaha!
I made them mirror image and since I only wanted to use one charm pack, I figured out how to make two mini-pinwheels from a pair of 5"square.
I also made a couple of tiny log cabin blocks and then cut and sewed with the rest until I had the right size. All told, I think I used 29 of the 42 squares, and I still have some crumb-ish scraps.
|The binding is not as sloppy as this photo indicates. Photos lie!|
And I've also started a Swoon quilt. I've finally joined the party on that one. I get around to everything eventually....
Have a good weekend, everyone!