24 February, 2017

Simplicity 1447 A romper

Hoping this post is finding you all well and happy. This past autumn, I made the romper pictured above for some friends' little boy. It is made of 100% cotton corduroy in a shade of dark grey. The inseam has snaps for ease of dressing the baby. The front has cute little pleats. The little shirt is cotton fabric featuring a Winnie the Pooh&#169 print. The shirt is supposed to be a mock; sleeves and collar attached to the romper. I was afraid the dark grey may fade on the white, so made the shirt a separate piece. This pattern is very cute, and has a girls' pattern as well, plus two hat patterns. I had made the girls' dress for this little boy's sister a few years ago. This pattern's former number was 4243. The fastener is a back zipper on the romper, and the neckline and armzyche are bias tape trimmed. The pattern difficulty rating will be as before:

Fairly Easy

20 February, 2017

Constellations QAL: February block

Good morning to you all, friends. Pictured above is my February block for The Constellations monthly QAL at: The Academic Quilter. It is on the right side, already sewn to the January block. February's color is sea green/aqua/turquoise. The block is an older design, called the Magic Cross. This QAL is so colorful + fun. Be sure to visit The Academic Quilter to see all of Mari's wonderful quilting, including this project. Prim blessings.

16 February, 2017

old Mason© jars

Welcome to another Thrifty Thursday find. These Mason© jars were actually in a cardboard box on the floor at a local thrift store. They were only .50¢ each, so I got them all except one (it had a small crack in it). They will be used for crafting, and two have already been used, lol. 'Already posted about them. Since long ago all we had in our basement and under our kitchen sink had been found, these were a happy find. Have you found any great items lately?

10 February, 2017

Italian Shoo Fly quilt top completed!

Recently I joined in the Italian Shoo Fly QAL over at: My Joyful Journey. Barbara hosted this fun and informative event, and it was very educational + fun. Pictured here is my completed quilt top. This quilt top is all machine-made, and the fabrics are all from my stash. 'Had been saving that hunter green floral for something special, and it was perfect for this quilt's borders and future binding. The quilt top finished at 34.50"X43.50". Be sure to go visit My Joyful Journey to see more quilt tops, and enjoy Barbara's blog. Sending many thanks to Barbara for hosting this wonderful QAL. Prim quilting blessings.

~Linking-up with: My Joyful Journey's Italian Shoo Fly Link party~

05 February, 2017

Civil War Quilts' Yankee Diary QAL: blocks #1


Good morning everyone. I am participating on the Yankee Diary QAL at: Civil War Quilts Blog. Pictured above is one of the two blocks for month 1, January. This appliqued quilt block is called the New York Rose. My chosen colorway is navy, mustard and cream/beige. Well, plus a bit of dark red as well. The fabrics are all from my stash. Be sure to go check-out this fun QAL. There will be a new block(s) posted every month. There is also a Flickr group.

Here is the 2nd block for January: an appliqued "Liberty" block. Yes, many worries that my machine zig-zag appliqueing would not look good enough. Hopefully it does look OK, lol. The block lettering is in navy on a beige background. The font is a free one called Nashville. Modified a bit to ease the stitching. Also pictured is a jelly roll of Barbara Brackman's Morris Earthly Paradise. This was a win for being the first to finish the January blocks. These fabrics are such gorgeous reproduction floral prints from the 1874 to 1910 era. Thank you so much Barbara! Do you ever do any applique in your sewing/quilting projects?