28 August, 2017

Yankee Diary QAL: July block

Pictured above is my July block for the:Yankee Diary QAL over at Civil War Quilts Blog. This block is named A Valentine for Noah Clarke's Brother. Per the suggestion, I chose the reverse applique method for the center heart. Have you ever done this? It is fun and also adds some interest to the quilt block. It is not too late to join in on this QAL. Yes, I am so behind, lol. The August block will soon be available. Have you been sewing any blocks/quilting any lately?

23 August, 2017

Constellations QAL: July and August blocks!

So far behind! Finally here is my Constellations quilt block for July. July's color was blue, and the block is named Broken Star. My blocks are pictured already sewn into their row. The four smaller star blocks were sewn back in April. This QAL is following the annual Rainbow Scrap Challenge at:So Scrappy. It's not too late to join in. You can also still join in on the Constellations QAL at: The Academic Quilter.

Here is the August block. August's color is lt. neutrals, and the block is named Rising Sun. I chose a pale grey with a dark grey for contrast. The smaller star blocks were sewn back in April. It is very nice that Mari (The Academic Quilter) is providing us with the border instructions every month, so that we can go ahead and sew the blocks into rows.

16 August, 2017

Knot Swing dress

Good morning friends. 'Hope you all are having a nice week. We have a lot of rain, lol. A few months ago, I made this dress for my granddaughter. The main fabric had been in my stash for quite some time. The pattern is designed by Jessica at: Me Sew Crazy. This dress is a simple design, with the fastener being the knot tie at the nape of the back neck.

Here is the back of the Knot Swing dress. The pattern is so adorable, and is available in sizes 2 through 10. The pattern has an angled hemline, but I adapted it a bit to have a ruffled hemline instead. A matching head band with a big blue flower completes the look. Even though it has a full lining, this dress is not difficult to construct. The pattern difficulty rating will be:


10 August, 2017

Tooth Fairy pillows!

Somethin' for the kiddos. Recently, my granddaughter lost her first tooth. Soon after, my great-nephew lost his first tooth. The idea of custom tooth fairy pillows seemed perfect for them both. Their pillows are pictured above. Those fabrics are actually a gift from my daughter, making these pillows even more special.

~Linking-up with Kelly at: My Quilt Infatuation: Needle & Thread Thursday~

Granddaughter's pillow is the pink one. The money pocket is on the back. Great-grandson's is the blue pillow. It's pocket is on the front (the blue fabric behind the tooth applique). The covers are removable for washing. These were a "hit" with both of the children. Have you ever made a tooth fairy pillow?

03 August, 2017

Heirloom restoration project: completed!

Finally, here it is: the completed doll crib! It now has two coats of satin white paint + a coat of matte clear finish. The bedding is a colorway of grey, pink and white. The dust ruffle is pink with white polka dots. The fitted sheet is grey and white houndstooth fabric, and the quilt is a grey ground with pink and white damask print. The backside of the quilt is solid pale pink. The quilting is machine meandering. A scrap of Warm N' Natural© worked perfectly for the quilt. To see a close-up of the bedding, follow the link below my signature.