We got ambitious this month! Yvette and Karene and I got together to do TWO of the Home is Where the Heart Is blocks...September and October.
Ellen joined us and we had a great time catching up on all the latest news and picking out fabrics for our blocks.
Here are September's.....
And while we made significant progress on October, none of them were complete or ready for pictures... So I'll try to show them later!
This all took place last Friday! I am a bad blogger. It took me a week to post it. It also took me a week to get back upstairs in my sewing room. When I did, I simply did not want to blanket stitch! So tonight, I picked out one of my 4,592 projects and got started.
First the fabrics....
I think at least two were from Ms. Ellen's Stash, and one was from mine....These fabrics looked "hot" to me, and since I was going to be making this:
I thought they were appropriate! This is a pattern for an insulated iron carrier. I had a ball making it. And it was the perfect evening project....start to finish, it took about four hours. It has Insul-Brite inside and supposedly, this means you can place a hot iron in it.... and the Insul-Brite keeps it from burning anything it sits on. So you can fling it in your car after a quilt class with abandon and supposedly not melt the carpet or burn the seat.
I have only one question. The Insul-Brite is on the inside. However, there is a lovely 100% cotton lining that the iron will rest on. If you put a hot iron in this bag, I know the Insul-Brite will protect anything you then put the iron down on....
But will the liner burn?
Inquiring minds want to know.... ;)