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.