Thursday, June 21, 2018

Summer sewing

I have a lot of fabric that's not just for quilts. I have sewn since I was a child and during my high school years, most of my clothing was homemade. If I didn't make it, my mom did. 

I don't know how many metres I have of this fabric but I thought I would use some of it to make some summer dresses for my twin granddaughters.

This was the first one I made. It has straps that crisscross the back. 

I wanted to try out this pattern. I found that the pattern fit too loosely.

This is a different pattern. 

I just happened to find two pink kitty buttons and thought they were appropriate. The girls have a cat named Ben.

I have had this pattern since my own children were little but it's the first time I have made a garment using it.


Row by Row has begun again. I shall be gathering patterns and making a quilt. This year's theme is 'Sew Musical.'


Wednesday, June 6, 2018

June installment

I have been absent from my blog because I have been travelling and busy sewing/knitting other things. Once my photos have been downloaded and made smaller, I shall post them. 
In the meanwhile, here's my June installment of the Gnome for the Holidays BOM.

Just presents in this block. No Gnomes. I need to think of sashing for this wall quilt. Maybe green, or blue or perhaps a darker gray. I shall be auditioning some fabrics.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Gnomes - Part three

Here's the third part of the Gnomes for the Holidays BOM.


Christmas-type fabrics - red and green along with some snow.

We had new windows installed and my sewing room is a mess. We've also been on holiday visiting family - our youngest daughter and her new family in the UK in January and we just came back from British Columbia visiting our eldest daughter and her family. It will take a bit of time to get back to normal.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

BOM part two

I managed to finish the second installment of Gnome for the Holidays. Although the background fabric may look like dots, they are actually tiny stars. 

I had a little fun with my Christmas and winter stash. 

There's sly old Grinch peeking out behind the 'B'.

A snowman sliding down the 'M'.

And little teddy bears playing behind the 'R'.

I haven't posted much because I have been busy sewing, knitting and looking  after my little grandchildren. Once things settle down, I'll post more.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

All done - almost

I finally got a chance to iron some fusible appliques down.


The latest BOM from Fat Cat Patterns is called Gnome for the Holidays. This is the first installment. It's ironed down but not yet sewn. I'll get to it. All my gnome bodies are made from various checks and plaids that I have.

This is what I'll be working on at Marg's tonight.

This is the one that Marg is quilting.