Friday, July 21, 2017

Baby Quilts


I have been on a roll making lots of baby quilts.   I like to keep several on hand for presents and my girls like to give my quilts as presents. Today's blog post are the baby quilts I have made over the last three months.  





First off a boy quilt.  Some polar bear fabric and using my gray stash fabric makes an cute and easy quilt.
Boy quilt in a 4 patch design

Boy quilt in a 4 patch design

Boy quilt in a 4 patch design


Next a pink and white quilt which the pink and pattern came in my Sew Sampler box
Baby quilt from Sew Sampler box from Moda charm pack

Baby quilt from Sew Sampler box from Moda charm pack

Baby quilt from Sew Sampler box from Moda charm pack


Number three came from the Sew Sampler box, too.  This one was a Moda Pre-cut called Jolly Bars and a booklet was included in the box also.

Baby quilt from Sew Sampler box from Jolly bars


Baby quilt from Sew Sampler box from jolly bars


Next up my old stand-by pattern, Colorblock Quilt (pattern here).  This quilt has been gifted, to a coworker's grandson. The fabric came from my local quilt shop just before she closed.  I did quite a bit of shopping that last month and I have a nice selection of quilting fabric!
Boy quilt from Colorblock pattern



I used all the scraps I had left and made the binding from those scraps.
Boy quilt from Colorblock pattern


Now for the next to the last quilt, another girl one and the fabric came from Sew Sampler Box again.
I found the pattern in one of my books but sorry I don't remember it.

This is a very soft and pastel quilt with not much hue variation in the color families.
Baby quilt from Sew Sampler box

Baby quilt from Sew Sampler box

Lastly, this one is from a fat eighth bundle from Sew Sampler again.  I found this pattern on Pinterest and didn't save it.  I really am going to have to take better notes!  Sorry
Baby quilt from Sew Sampler box

I had this one quilted in a hexie pattern, finding inspiration from the top corner above and the cute hexie fabric.

Baby quilt from Sew Sampler box

I have a nice selection now but still need more boy quilts.  The other night I could not sleep and headed to my sewing loft.  Instead of turning on the machine, I just got out my quilting books and my fabric.   The books provided inspiration and I started cutting quilts, baby and queen size quilts.  I have them nicely organized in storage containers.  These containers make it easy to pull out a project for home or on Wednesday nights with my sewing friends.  




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Monday, July 17, 2017

Vogue 9260 - Jumpsuit Turned Top




Vogue 9260 jumpsuit made into a top only


Sometimes things don't turn out like the picture in your head.  This top that was a jumpsuit is just that type of picture.


I bought Vogue 9260 with the intention of making myself a fun jumpsuit.  My main problem is making a size too big, I went with a Medium and should of done a small.

Just take a look at the oversize look.  I was very disappointed on this look but I wasn't going to give up. 


This rayon challis from Fabric Mart is really nice and I wanted to have a successful garment from this fabric.

I went to cutting off the pants.  I cut it just above the crotch curve, took out the waist elastic and tapered the side seams.


Close up you can see the waist seam but I do think this busy fabric helps to hide this.
Vogue 9260 jumpsuit made into a top only



I did raise the front neckline by 2 inches and could have raised it another 2 inches.

Vogue 9260 jumpsuit made into a top only - side view


Another thing to note, you might want to have fabric that looks the same on the right and wrong side for this open sleeves.

Vogue 9260 jumpsuit made into a top only- back view


This might not have been what I pictured in my head but I do really like my rescued garment and it is fun to wear.


Vogue 9260 jumpsuit made into a top only


In recap:

1. Go a size smaller
2.  Raise the neckline 
3.  Wrong side of the fabric is going to show in the sleeve slits.


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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Simplicity 8084 - Maxi Dress


Style Maker Fabrics' Les Fleurs Birch Floral Rayon Navy sewn into a Simplicity 8084  maxi dress, designed by Mimi G

This Maxi Dress is love at first sight and I am not sure which sight I mean.  At first sight when I initially made this pattern, first sight when this fabric arrived at my door or first sight when I put on the finished maxi dress.  I think I will just say all of the above and I so happy this maxi dress.

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Navy is the Theme for Three New Tops



McCall's 6964 knit top


I tend to sew in color families, especially with knits.  I feel it saves time as I don't have to rethread the serger, sewing machine and cover stitch machine.  So today, I am sharing three navy tops.