So, this weekend, I made a new toaster cover that utilizes retro scraps from my bed quilt in a Bonnie K. Hunter piecing design, paired with linen, also called Zakka. After I pieced them together, I cut the pattern out as if it was just a piece of fabric.
The free motion quilting on this sort of looks like steam, don't you think?
For my second project, I pulled out a panel I had purchased in Lancaster a long while back. I knew I wanted to use it in the kitchen, but wasn't sure how.
The original panel, called Sweet Pea by Anna Lena looked like this:
But, shocking as it may seem, I wasn't happy with the uneven design. Unlike my usual wonky self, I wanted this to be more lined up (my sisters are now thinking that yes, I do share some DNA with them).
So, I fussy cut the dresses I liked, and re-sewed them together nice and neat. I then added a border and free motion quilted the whole thing. The pink rick rack was a late addition, and I think it adds a nice border.