I’m also piecing my Family Tree quilt borders. I did the name stitching on a road trip last winter, and I’m going to try and do some hand quilting during a road trip this summer. I love pulling out my fabric favorites that remind me of my children for this scrappy border.
It’s a TV tray that’s been specially covered to create a surface suitable for ironing! I’ve wanted to make one of these for years, but never got my act, or my supplies, together to actually make one. Here you can see super-Diane holding my hand through the process (or actually doing most of the work for me, ahem.) I love it! Even folded up it looks so much more attractive than my big ironing board. You can learn how to make one yourself from Oh Fransson. The American Quilting girls also posted some tips and pictures from creating their own. It’s so much easier and cheaper than I thought. I highly recommend one.