Saturday, July 12, 2014

New dress, new quilt, new course and another quilt

Here's a new dress that I had to finish before my daughter Maili left for a two week vacation to Scandinavia.
It's the same pattern as the one I showed earlier when it was in the cutting stage. 
The fabric was a bargain, half price at Fabricland. It has a bit of spandex to it so for $7.00, Maili got a new travel dress.

I made it longer than she requested when she tried on the original dress and I think it's perfect. The neck and armholes are finished with self bias binding. This one does not have the seams finished as I found the fabric didn't seem to unravel. I wanted a photo of her wearing the first one I made but Maili said she will send one once she has arrived across the pond and has tried it on.

Here's baby quilt #2. The panel has been on the frame for a week or so and I have started quilting it but I have had to leave it for a bit to do other things. I will get back to it shortly.
This is the project that the beginners are to complete in Kathy Shaw's free Beginner Crazy Quilt Class. I have signed up and the class begins July 16th.
*****Note: Photo used with permission.
If you are at all interested, here's her web site so you can sign up. There is an intermediate class too but you cannot join it unless you have completed the beginner class. It's all free, all you have to do is supply your own fabrics and embellishments and finish the block by the end of the class.
 I don't know if anyone who reads my blog remembers this rag quilt that I made for Luc, above on the left. The boys, Luc and Patric have their own 'thrones' where they sit and watch television. The 'thrones' are apple boxes. Sturdy things, those.

It's a reversible quilt that I made before Luc was born and his mom, my daughter Laila, didn't know if she was going to have a boy or a girl.
Well, his mother has now requested a rag quilt for Patric.
Since Fabricland still has a sale on, I am planning to see what kind of flannel they have. Hopefully, something that would catch his attention like the one above.

Busy weekend ahead.
Stay safe and enjoy your weekend.
BTW, there is a supermoon tonight, if you get a chance to view it.


  1. Cute dress! And your daughter looks fantastic in it! Oh, my. So many new projects. It looks like you are going to have a busy summer.

  2. That dress is amazing and she looks great in it.

  3. Pretty dress! And I really like the crazy quilt block too, a white one will be a nice one to start with.

    The moon was already pretty bright last night, I noticed. It will be interesting to see tonight!

  4. Fabulous dress and a bargain too...bonus:)

    Have fun with the CQ class. I really enjoyed it. I'm taking the intermediate class. If you find a place in TO for the silk embroidery ribbon let me know.

  5. Nice dress and it looks comfortable. That baby panel is adorable; what a nice image. Thanks for the link.

  6. Lucky girl to have a mother who can sew her such nice dresses! The two brothers look so cute together with that quilt. Good luck with the flannel hunt! - I have already seen the super moon, it is almost midnight here.

  7. Very cute travel dress! I like the delicate look of the crazy quilt block; bet it's a fun class. The boys look adorable sitting on their thrones with the quilt (both sides).

  8. Really sweet dress , it looks so comfortable . Cute quilt and the class sounds great , thanks for the link


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