Saturday, October 1, 2011

Nice Touch for Sewing Table

Years ago my sister Eileen gave me this antique soap dish, and I've been using it to hold my pins. It adds such a nice touch to my sewing experience. Good gift idea for our sewing buddies too.


This is what's on my design wall today. Rather than just doing the usual 16-patch, I'm thinking about adding something improvisational in a stripe down the middle. Maybe a row of triangles. Any suggestions?
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10 comments:

Exuberant Color said...

Checkerboard fever is hitting the quilting blogs! I love yours! I have seen many different ones, 64 patch, 36 patch, 16 patch, and the 16 patch is still my favorite. As soon as I finish my red one I need to do another!

Jackie said...

Yes, I agree a beautiful touch! Love what you are working on. Wanda is right... checkerboard fever is definitely spreading. Do you need a ride tomorrow?

Annie said...

What a fantastic idea the pretty pin bowl is! I'm so going to dump the plain old plastic container they came in and dig out a pretty hidden bowl to enjoy using my pins from. Thanks for sharing that inspiring idea.

Annie said...

Love the looks of the 16-patch on your design wall!

Jan said...

The floral 16 patchs are really pretty. Wonder where you will end with this one?!

Nance said...

How about a 2" strip of black with white polka dots? It looks like you may have some patches with black in them. It would bring them out and I think it would look kind of fun.

Marj said...

The pin dish is a great use for the vintage soap dish.
I think a column of HST or flying geese down the center would give the quilt some character.

Kim said...

Funny I was thinking freestyle flying geese too.
Whatever you decide it will be a winner.......great layout :0)

Happy sewing

Samuel Lovett said...

Glad to see such a beautiful project in your workshop!! The soap dish is nice, too :)

The Scrappy Bee said...

How do ideas like checkerboard fever happen. I guess they start somewhere and develop a life of their own. I do love yours. An improv strip would be great, but I will not venture a suggestion of what it should be. Bonnie