Friday, October 15, 2010

The Great Cover Up Exposed!

Today is the reveal for the Great Cover Up.
Sherri at A Quilting Life and I thought this would be a fun project
and would prompt us who need to...
to make a new cover for our ironing boards!
This is a very used and much abused part of my sewing room and
is something that probably should be changed at least twice a year.
Well, in my case anyway.

So here is some inspiration for you
from those who took on the challenge!

Now I have to go get my little ironing board out... look what Carol did at Carol's Crafty Creations!
I love this Bliss fabric... it worked perfect for this project!

Here is one made by Jenn at Patchwork Possibilities, made in
Purple to match her sewing room! 
Laura at Quilting Fun blog.
I love her quilting on this one!

Bea from France... made her cover out of a beautiful stripe with floral fabric.
That will come in handy for lining things up won't it?!

Cathi from Shakerwood Primitives made hers out a beautiful floral...
I love the green iron board and I'm pretty sure that I have curtains that match this...
I might just have to send them to her!

This is very homespun looking and accented with flying geese... just beautiful Regena! She is
 at Quilts and Quilt Things blog, see her before picture too!

This is from Stina at Kviltstina blog, you will have to read on
her post on how she came up with her "cover fabric".
She is always so creative!



Karen from Badlandsquilts blog. Here is her photo collage of before and after!

Shannon made two, one for her ironing board and one for her portable ironing surface.
So simple but sweet... a great little thing to take to workshops, yes?

Sherri and I will be picking a name from each blog for a little gift from us... and will announce it on our next post. So, if you didn't remember to send your photo to us... do it now and
we can still add yours to the Great Cover Up unveiling!

13 comments:

Carol said...

Nice ironing board covers.

Stina said...

Alll soo nice.. thanks for showing them all.. makes our place at the ironing board so much more fun!! :o)

julia said...

It's so much fun to see all those ironing board covers!
Congrats ladies!
It is funny: we spend so much time making pretty things out of beautiful fabric and our workrooms are often filled with ugly-covered ironing boards...we deserve 'beautified' quilting studios :)
I just love the 'blissful' cover...clever idea to have a pieced look without seams on your actual board...!
Cheers, Julia

Simone de Klerk said...

Some very clever cover ups! I especially like Jenn's. So simpel and yet so pretty. But the, they are all special.
Congratulations with these wonderful finishes!

PunkiePie said...

Very nice and creative.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

They all look so nice! If I had a pretty cover, I might enjoy ironing more. :-)

AMKreations said...

They look great! Loved the tutorial too!

Shannon said...

They all look so great. It was so cool to see mine here on your blog. Thank you!

corinne said...

Are you kidding me. I was just looking at my ironing board cover and decided to recover it. So I started making plans to cover it. I can not believe that you are bloging about it, so Funny.

Anne Ida said...

Thanks for the fun parade! And thanks for the kick in the behind to get my board re-covered :o)

Viki said...

i know i am a little bit late for the competition but i made a new cover for my ironing board today and i have put a little tutorial up on my blog http://sundays-quilts.blogspot.com/2010/10/ironing-board-cover-little-tutorial_17.html

Cindy said...

Sinta, This is ONE EXPOSURE that all should see...LOL

How fun, how creative and how I have truly enjoyed seeing all the ironing boards.

Thanks to you and Sherri for suggesting this fun event.

Hugs.

Dandelion Quilts said...

This is very inspiring...I need to get on the wagon.