A blog devoted primarily to garment sewing - with little splashes of quilting, crafts, and misc. sewing thrown in for variety.

Sunday, March 31, 2013


For the last several weeks, I've been obsessed with sewing quilts!  It all started with a sew along on Pattern Review for a "scrappy trip-along" quilt.   I started it the end of January and finished it in a month.  I love scrappy quilts and love how my trip along turned out.  It was a lot of fun working on it.   Since my bedroom is decorated in turquoise, I added a matching border to the quilt. I took it to the quilter a couple weeks ago, so should get it back soon.  I can't wait!

After finished that, I decided to pull out a quilt top I started a couple years ago.   I had most of the blocks cut and over half already sewed.  It's a Double Irish Chain.  It's finished and waiting to be quilted.

After finishing the trip-along, I had a lot of 2-1/2 inch strips left over that I wanted to use up. While browsing around the web, I found this picture.   So pretty and simple to make.  So, now I'm working on this :)

Saturday, March 16, 2013

New patterns

I picked up a few new top patterns when they were on sale at Joann's. This is Vogue 8857

I love this blouse & thought I could use this pattern to copy it.

I also got this Sandra Betzina pattern (Vogue 1345)

and this Vogue 8880

Here's the line drawing; it has a lot of options.

Also got Butterick 5861

And now, to find time to sew them!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Apron for my Daughter-In-Law

My daughter-in-law's birthday was March 1st.  Since I wanted to make her a gift and I know she likes to cook, I decided to make her an apron.  I saw this one on-line and thought it was cute. The only thing I changed was to leave off the pocket.  And luckily, I had fabric similar to those.

I didn't use a pattern.  I just started measuring and cutting.

I haven't given it to her yet.  I really hope she likes it.