Today’s nap time endeavour turned out pretty well. It was supposed to be a dress with a paperbag style skirt but I had too much trouble with fiddly bias tape for the arms and gave up. It’s now just a skirt.
The patch of grey is from a top I got at the one of a kind show several years ago. It seemed like such a shame not to reuse this cool screen printed design. The pink part was a maternity shirt that just reminds me of being fat. And now it will remind me of the brilliant little girl the extra weight was for!
I have been a bit quiet lately but that doesn’t mean i haven’t been sewing like a bandit. I finished the baby quilt for Felicity, whipped up this fun little linen skirt (with pockets that are lined with stripes – making me happy just knowing they are there even if you can’t see them).
Peek -a -boo striped pocket lining
Soft cotton-linen blend (a left over from the baby houndstooth quilt)
Finally found a use for these snazzy blue buttons I’ve been saving for years
Seams are hidden with a strip of left over dinosaur print binding tape
I also finished the Geranium shirt for Scarlett (turns out she won’t be able to wear it for another month or so). Pictures of that later.
Now I’m onto another throw-sized quilt (for a room to be determined later). This last project sort of crept up on me. I have been planning on starting the king-sized houndstooth but I haven’t been able to decide on the colors yet. Feeling the urge to get going on something, I took a look into the ever-expanding pile of scraps and it came together. I was inspired by the fabulous book “Sunday Morning Quilts” by Amanda Jean Nyberg. I’ve made a number of quilts from this book and thought i’d try using up some fabric strips I’ve been stock-piling. Thing was, the more I pieced, the more I realized I didn’t actually have enough just scraps to make the damn thing with. So, I ended up cutting some special fabrics I’ve been holding onto. In the end I think the pop of those prints is going to make me like the quilt even more. Sometimes things made from just scraps feels like a project made of second -rate left overs. This time it won’t.
Strip by strip…
Toes not included
I just began piecing and realized it was becoming a bit too loud to be a quilt for our bedroom, but perfect as a throw for the basement , and perfect for our cottage (once we finally buy one. Given the intensity of the front, I’m thinking the quilt backing will need to be a bit more serene. Thoughts on what color I should make the binding?