Saturday, August 29, 2015

simple sun dresses

I am going to attempt a tutorial for a simple sun dress.   I am working on making these for our church mission to Jamaica next spring.

for a size small (2-4)

I cut a section of fabric about 27 inches long

























fold right sides together and sew the selvages together press seam open
then refold and put the seam in the center

























at one end ( the top ) fold in- press - and sew about an inch wide casing
and at the other end ( the hem) fold in - press - and sew about a 2 inch hem




















place seam in center then fold in half and
cut arm hole into both layers at the same time


























insert about a 7 inch piece of 3/8th inch elastic and secure with safety pins


























make bias tape for arm holes ( I use a jelly roll strip or you can cut a 2 1/4 inch WOF strip)




                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           


























tie bows on each shoulder and you are finished!    Such a sweet simple dress.





Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Paper piecing attempt!

I found this picture and pattern while floating around online.
 


I'm not a big fan of paper piecing but I wanted to give it a try.


It took me over 5 hours to make this one block.   It is about 14 inches square.
I think I will make a pillow with it.   Way too involved for me to attempt to make enough of these to make a quilt.    I love the pattern though... so pretty!!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Barn Quilts

I have a sweet friend that lives in  northern Mississippi.  She is an amazing quilter and she also makes barn quilts.  They featured her on the local news there this week.   Here is the video!
I just had to share this with the blog world!

http://www.wcbi.com/local-news/local-woman-honoring-a-world-war-ii-hero/

here are pictures of some of the barn quilts she has made.







Monday, June 15, 2015

Red and white wall hanging

I put together another wall hanging.
I am in the process of quilting it and will post a picture of the completed project when I finish it.


Friday, June 12, 2015

More practice with feathers....Finished this wall hanging

Practice practice practice.   still working on getting better with my feathers.
I still have to cheat and draw them on first but slowly working on making them with out having to see them.

Made this wall hanging for a friend.

Picture she sent me

































I did not have a pattern so I studied the picture and came up with this...

























Finally finished the quilting






















Close up of some of the quilting


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Reusable duster

I ran out of dusters so I decided to make my own.
I started with 4 pieces of fleece (4 1/2 inches by 7 inches)
I think the pictures tell what I did














I also  made a yellow one!