20 September, 2014

Sunbonnet Sue row two!

Here is the lower square of the Sunbonnet Sue quilt for my granddaughter. That's now a total of two rows completed, which is fourteen squares. Some of the Sues wear sleeveless dresses, some have sleeves. Some Sues are wearing brown shoes while some are barefoot. This quilt is beginning to get a bit heavy now, lol. It really is so worth it all though. This is my first large quilting project. Do you all think that it is looking OK? To see another photo of this row, follow the link below my signature.

16 September, 2014

Lime & aqua pleat dress

Good morning friends. Pictured above is a darling pattern from: Dandy Jane's Etsy Shoppe. This is the Pleat dress, and it is definitely one of my favorites. 'Love the front pleat. It can be either contrasting fabric, like this one, or sewn of the same fabric as the dress. The fabric is a cotton/polyester blend in a geometric-print lime green with aqua and avocado. Kinda unique and artsy, isn't it? To see this pattern's difficulty rating and its matching hair bow, follow the link below my signature.

13 September, 2014

Ruffled leg jeans

Pictured above are some jeans that I have cut off and added fancy ruffles to. This makes little girls' jeans even cuter. Plus, the ruffle fabric can be that same fabric as you've used to make her a dress or blouse. The 100% cotton fabric here is on an off-white background with a large floral print in teal, olive, orange, black and magenta. It is actually the very same fabric used to make the: Central Park Swing Coat. The jeans can be cut off to a capri length, or ankle length. The choice is yours. The jeans pictured above are the flare leg fit; they tend to work well for adding ruffles. These jeans are a size 4, ankle length. Each ruffle was cut at 6"X30". Then, simply sew the two shorter ends of each ruffle right sides together. Next, sew a narrow hem around the longer edge of each ruffle. Right sides together, pin each ruffle to each jeans leg with the edges even. Make sure that the ruffle's seam is aligned with the jeans' inside leg seam. Gather and stitch close to the edge, through the jeans and each ruffle. Due to the thickness, use a larger needle such as a number 14 or 16. If you do not have a serger, zig-zag or edge stitch each finished leg. Finis! Yay! That adorable little girl now has some fancy ruffled jeans!

11 September, 2014

Thrifty Thursday: Corduroy fabric bundle

Hi friends. Here is another great Thrifty Thursday find: 5 pieces of corduroy all bundled up. There is the most of the grey (3 yds.), 1 .75 yds. of the lilac, 33" of the olive, and approx. 15" scraps each of the lt. pink and burgundy pieces. All for only $3.00! It is always a concern that fabric from a thrift store may be cut-on and be in irregular pieces, but these are nicely cut. How lucky is that? The lilac will be a jumper for granddaughter. What would you do with the rest of this new corduroy? Prim crafting? Quilting?

07 September, 2014

Happy Grandparents Day!

Good morning friends. Happy Grandparents Day 2014. Some people do not want to be called "Granny", but I kinda like that name, lol. This is what granddaughter Macey calls me. Yes, that is her pictured above. This photo was made on their visit last Sunday. Notice that Macey is wearing: The Scientific Seamstress' Reversible Romper that Granny made for her. (That is not an affiliate link. 'Just thought you may want to know where to purchase the darling pattern). Who ever thought to designate a holiday for grandparents, kudos to them. Wishing you all a happy day, whether you are a grandparent or not. Prim Summer blessings.

04 September, 2014

Market Day quilt completed!

Hello friends. It is finally completed: the Market Day SAL quilt! This fun event was presented by Pam Buda at: Heartspun Quilts. What great fun as well as a learning experience. Plus, we will get to see other people's creations from this pattern. Great preparation for attempting larger projects, lol. To see some more photos of this quilt, follow the link below my signature.

01 September, 2014

Reversible Swing Coat

Happy September to you all. Today marks the beginning of: National Sewing Month. Colder weather will arrive soon, and this adorable pattern is all ready to go. This pattern is the: Central Park Swing Coat from The Mother Huddle. Yes, it is reversible. The outer side, pictured above, is made of 100% cotton wide-wale corduroy in a deep shade of purple. The large covered button fastener is actually "mock", with a large snap underneath. The button is covered in a 100% cotton fabric with an off-white background and large floral print. The teal, olive, orange, black, and magenta are all so vibrant. The sleeves are caps, extended to the gathered front yoke. To see the pattern difficulty rating and reverse side of this coat, follow the link below my signature.