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Air conditioner cover

air conditioner cover

This started out as a quilt for my sister, but when my mother asked for something to cover the air conditioning unit during the winter, I backed it with Ultrex (normally used for the outer layer of jackets) and made a case for elastic with the lavender bias tape. Ultrex is kind of a wierd fabric to use for a quilt, but I figured it would be a better barrier to keep the cold air out. The hexagon edges are covered in lace, sewn down by machine and applied to a blue cotton fabric. The hexagons are from a precut kit that I got somewhere; from some craft store I think, way back when. Made in 2002.


My first baseball cap

This is my very first crazy quilt cap! I made it in Corvallis, Oregon, when I was working at Oregon State University in the College of Forest Resources. I didn’t know how to stiffen the brim, so I used a piece of floral wire and sewed it to the underside of the brim. I’ve since added a piece of heavy duty fishing line, which goes inside the seam sewing the brims together. It’s my gardening hat… not that I garden in it! But it’s covered with insects and flowers, and a few animals. It was really fun to make.

And yes, this is a class assignment 🙂 but, oh, I canNOT wait to use this feature when I get to Ireland! If you click on the photo, you go to my Flickr site. So theoretically, you could see all of my Ireland photos (when I start posting them March 10th!!). Posting directly from Flickr-it is SO easy! Except for I am too anal about the way things look, so I’ll probably hand edit a good number of my posts… sigh.