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.