Tuesday, June 19, 2012

A Little Sewing

My old house has a couple doors that just won't fully close. The cats love to pry them open and go rooting around in the closets. So I did an internet search for doorstop tutorials and came across this one from Elizabeth Hartman at Oh, Fransson! The tutorial is very well written, and I'm pleased with the results.

I used home decor weight fabric for the sides and back. Each doorstop is filled with four pounds of dried pinto beans. That should be enough to stop the cats!

As for bigger projects, my next one is to baste and quilt my queen sized version of Denyse Schmidt's Stacking the Odds pattern. I threw the top on the bed to see how it looked, and Hopper wasted no time giving it a try.

I started this quilt a year and a half ago but put it aside to work on smaller projects. I must admit that the thought of quilting it on my home machine is rather daunting - it's my largest top yet. I'm planning to quilt it in a diagonal grid pattern, which means lots of tedious straight lines. Wish me luck!