The iguana baby never meets its mother. The mother lays eggs in warm sand, and just leaves it there, so the baby after it hatches has to figure out how to eat and walk and swim all by itself. And iguanas do swim; they can stay underwater for up to 28 minutes! But they like warmth, and if you have an iguana in a cage at home, they’re happiest with a heated rock to sleep on.
I is also for iron – probably the most necessary tool for a quilter after the sewing machine (well actually if a quilter wants to hand sew…..). But every piece of fabric, every section of every block, every block, every section of every quilt….well, you get the picture….everything needs to be ironed. I have 2 – a regular size iron for most of my pressing needs, and a small travel iron that is really handy beside the sewing machine for those quick shots to press down a seam so another seam can be sewn, to press back pieces when paper- or foundation-piecing.
Along with the little iron, I have a small portable pressing board that’s fabric on one side and non-stick on the other, helpful for using fusible web that’s not paper-backed.
Happy ironing! Blessings, Peg