Thursday, June 15, 2017

Handy Husband Projects

I have this cart next to the couch so I can work on projects while watching TV in the evenings. When using it to cut on my cutting board, I kept running into the side since the top was recessed.

Jerry made me a top that hinges down behind it when not in use. It works great!! Thank you Jerry!!

He sealed the wood.

Then he put brackets on it to fit the top of the cart.

He painted it

It works really well for my evening cutting table!

He attached aluminum slats to the sides to use as hinges and put a spring chain to hold it flush against the back of cart when not in use on top.

Next project he did for me was a way to hang my quilts so I could take good pictures of them.

He installed two brackets on top of our massive 12 foot king sized bed headboard. These are for a bar to rest against. I attach pieces of shoestrings to the quilt and slide over the bar to hang them. This works much better than laying them on the bed to take pictures.

We screwed two rods from shelving together for the long rod. It lays right on top of the headboard

This is one of the last larger ones that I quilted. I call this one Peony Garden.

This picture of my little cowboy/cowgirl quilt came out really good using the hanger he made.

He also made me a holder for my machine foot pedal. A good friend made me one from fabric but it still slides around on our tile floor so I am forever hunting for it. This wooden one keep it securely in place and I love it. He still wants to paint if for me if I can stay off of it long enough. LOL

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Irish Quilt

This is the second Irish quilt that I have made. My sister asked me to make it for my nephew.

I appliqued the critters around the edges and machine embroidered the white blocks in the center of the quilt.

It is a full size quilt shown on a king size bed here.

 The Irish Blessing is in the very center of the quilt.

The first Irish quilt I made was for my Mom and she gave it back to me before she passed away. It is what I consider an heirloom quilt. I also appliqued these same critters on it. But I hand embroidered all others.

I embroidered the last names of both sides of family with maiden names and the counties in Ireland where family came from.

This is the label I put on it.

These were hand quilted on the solid green blocks.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Trailer Rebuild

 One of the recent project was building our utility trailer.

This trailer had the big holes in the bed when we bought it and we covered them up with a sheet of metal.

The wood was so rotten we worried about the sheet coming loose so we replaced the bed.

When it was finished, Jerry put a sealer on the wood.