Thursday, May 12, 2011

Kids Clothes Challenge Week

   So, I can't seem to sew for only an hour a I made the entire outfit for one of my granddaughters, Maizy.  This was made from a man's long sleeved shirt.  Used most every bit of it!

front (this is being modeled by "Miss Lola"      
back... the legs were the sleeves of the shirt!!

close-up of the leg             
          ok, so, since it drives me nuts to try to add pics and have it set up like I want, I am going to stop.  I need to finish an apron for my daughter anyway. 
          till next time....keep stitchin!  Marsha

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

New project...Mini quilt for my doll bed

     I have been working with English paper piecing, and I love it.  Did it several years 35... with my sister-in-law.  Seems easier now.  For those who would like a reminder of how to English Paper piece..
fabric is basted to the wrong side of a precut paper shape.
front side. see the basting thread.   

shapes are then whipped together on the wrong side.
these hexies make a flower for "Grandmother's Flower Garden".   

back side of the pattern "Dresden Plate".
front side. these will make a 4" square. tiny, huh. 

This is what I have so far. Need some blues and purples.

The recipient of the mini quilt.  


                The doll bed is over 50 years old. My grandmother gave it to me and one to my cousin when I was between 6 and 8.  Can't remember.  The bed has been through several moves to different houses over the years, and several hurricanes.  Hurricane Katrina nearly did her in.  I can't part with it yet.  She is going be so beautiful with a new mattress and her very own quilt.  More postings of the progress as progress is made.  I work on this while watching the news or movies or something really important like "American Idol". 
             Till next time...Keep stitchin'       Marsha