I finished designing Cindy’s quilt today. I’m calling it “Horsewoman“.
I used a few pieces of denim in the quilt, removing the pockets from jeans, revealing the unfaded shape of the pocket. I have a few different pairs of jeans in my stash. I know by now that jeans come in all different shades of blue and I found the right color to work with the cotton periwinkle in the quilt, in the box of jeans that Kelly just sent me.
The black flowered fabric comes from a pair of scrubs that my friend Jackie gave me (Cindy was a nurse too). And Cindy might recognize some of the yellow and red cat fabric that I used in the quilt too. I’ve used it before, years ago, and brought it with me from my Studio Barn back at old Bedlam Farm.
I didn’t get a backing done for the quilt, but I did get to use my new iron to finish the front of it.
My new iron is smaller and heavier than my old iron, compact like a little Bulldog (or Boston Terrier). It’s pretty basic, and either my old iron was wearing out for a while and I didn’t notice or this iron just works a whole lot better.
The cashier at Walmart where I bought it was surprised when she saw it. She said she didn’t buy clothes that needed to be ironed anymore. When I told her I used it for sewing, she said she just had a thing about ironing.
I get that. I haven’t ironed clothes since I was a kid and my mother taught me how. But I’ve come to really appreciate a good iron since I started making my fiber art.
And now, a part of me can’t wait to get back to my studio on Monday and iron some more.