26 April, 2017

Rachel dress

Good morning to you all. Hoping you are enjoying some warmer Spring weather. The cute dress pictured above is made from a pattern designed by: Sew Sweet Patterns- Etsy . That retro-vibe asymmetrical collar is so eye-catching. It is a tone-on-tone print. The 100% cotton fabrics are in muted/pastel tones of lavender, blue, yellow and pink on a grey ground. That large geometric-shaped teal button on the collar seems to match nicely. This dress is a simple design, yet so so cute. The fastener is concealed Velcro© on the left shoulder. The 3/4 length sleeves are set-in. A matching hair bow is made of the lavender collar fabric (woops, no photo). This pattern will get a pattern difficulty rating of:

22 April, 2017

Doll Quilt Swap 2017

Once again this year I participated in the annual Doll Quilt Swap, hosted by Lori of: Humble Quilts Blog. The darling doll quilt above was made for me by Barbara of: My Joyful Journey. Those pink, brown and cream fabrics are beautiful. Barbara is such an excellent quilter and friend. Thank you so much Barbara. To see the doll quilt that I made, follow the link below my signature.

16 April, 2017

Hands 2 Help 2017: my quilt progress

Good morning friends. Once again this year, I am participating in the annual Hands 2 Help charity quilt challenge hosted by Sarah at: Confessions of a Fabric Addict. This is my quilt top, so far. It is a scrappy strip design, with a while background. The completed quilt will measure approx. 48" X 51". Be sure to visit the link party to see many other participants' quilt progress. Happy Easter wishes to you all.

~Linking-up with: Hands 2 Help Challenge progress link party~

15 April, 2017

Simplicity 1174: Easter dress

My daughter and her family visited last Sunday, and we exchanged Easter gifts. Granddaughter was all cute, as always. Pictured above is the dress I made for her in her favorite color: hot pink. This is Simplicity 1174, and it has several options. What a couture-looking pattern. The dropped-waist skirt portion has two inverted pleats and two little bows. The back fastener is a zipper. Simple, yet adorable. 'Will definitely be using this pattern again, maybe next time the option with a sleeve. Overall, this pattern was quick to construct. To see the pattern difficulty rating and the two accessory options, follow the link below my signature.

13 April, 2017

Civil War Quilts' Yankee Diary QAL: March blocks

Wow, talk about being behind schedule. I have just yesterday finished my five blocks for the Yankee Diary QAL at: Civil War Quilts Blog. This block is called Double Ties. It is a simple and fun block to make. Reently I read a good post about QALs that said to not get behind, lol. So true. Finally, all caught up and ready for the April block. Prim quilting blessings.

11 April, 2017

Improv Play completed quilt top

Hoping this post finds you all well and happy. Can you believe it is almost Easter? Time sure does fly. This warmer temperature is so very welcomed. I have been participating in the Improv Play QAL going on at Elm Street Quilts Blog. Finally, my quilt top is completed. It measures 35"X39". The color palette is muted tones. This was my first attempt at improv quilting, and was really challenging but so worth it all. Be sure to visit Elm Street Quilts blog for the link-up party to see many more Improv Play quilt tops.

~Linking-up with: Elm Street Quilts Improv Play Link Party~

04 April, 2017

Year of the Rooster Challenge

Recently, I participated in a quilt challenge hosted by: Two Thimbles Quilt Shop. It is titled Year of the Rooster, in accordance with the Chinese calendar. The quilts will be shown at an upcoming show in Washington state, and the people who cannot attend can mail photos of their completed quilt. Here is mine! It finished at approx. 23 3/4" square. The rooster applique is designed by Sindy Rodenmayer at: Fat Cat Patterns. My little quilt is machine pieced and quilted, with allover meandering stitching. The batting is Warm N' Natural©. Want to see the backing? Follow the link below my signature.

~Linking-up with: Humble Quilts Blog Year of Rooster Challenge Link Party~