Thursday, July 12, 2018

More little people garments

Teemu's mom, my daughter Maili, asked if I could make him more summer pants because he doesn't like to wear shorts. I made him some pants last year in a seersucker and he promptly got a hole in the knee. He still wears those. I found the pattern that Maili liked and some other seersucker as well as some heavier fabric (bottom weight) in light blues and made him three new pair in the next size up.

I don't have a photo of the lighter blue pants I made because I gave them to Teemu before I finished these. The fabrics have been on my shelf for years and so it's nice to find a use for them.

My youngest granddaughter, Wren, was going to England and France with her parents, my son Eric and his wife Davina, and since I had heard that it was quite warm (hot) there, I made her a little sundress with matching panties. This was such a quick little dress to make and it was the first time I had made it. I hope I can make a couple more.

Here she is trying it on for me to make sure it fits.

Here she is with her daddy on the beach in Brighton.

Don't you just love that smile and her sunhat? She's 8 months old.

I also managed to finish up this little sweater for Atticus. Since Wren and her parents were visiting Atticus, I asked them to deliver this. It's a 12 month size and my daughter Ayla requested a v-neck cardigan. The yarn was purchased when I was in England a couple of months ago.

Now, I'm off to get some Row by Row blocks done.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Champagne Quilters update

Marg and I will be breaking for the summer but we decided to get a couple of tops done so we'd have something to quilt when we get back at it.

This one finally got done and the binding was sewn on. I do the sewing machine part and Marg does the hand sewing part.

Not much quilting. Just around every block and then a cross through the middle. This one will be a wheelchair quilt. Marg's daughter is in a wheelchair and used a big bath towel to keep her legs warm. We just took the dimensions and decided to use it as a model for our wheelchair quilt size.

This is the beginning of our next top. We got this much done in one evening. We selected the fabrics, I cut the rectangles, sewed them all together and this is basically, three 12 inch squares.
I got the idea for this from Christa Quilts blog.

 We used up all of the solid coloured light gray fabric and decided to use borders to make it the size we wanted. Next time, we are hoping to get the whole top finished so we can make another one.

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.