Friday, August 31, 2012

Finishes 35: Back in the Saddle Again...

Before Ziona was born we received a lot of clothing up to 24 months at baby showers.  I also was given clothing from friends that had children out-growing clothes, so I thought I would have some time to leisurely come up with larger clothes that I would of course make myself.  I mean seriously what is cuter than making little girl dresses?  I decided that I need to make a night gown first.  I adapted an Oliver + S Pattern that I bought off digital download from a blouse into a sort of nightgown/dress.  I have a review that will be posted next week about my thoughts on this pattern.  I used flannel, which I totally forgot that I hate sewing with because it causes drag and takes double the time, so I am also planning to make the actual shirt in regular cotton too.  The white plastic buttons on the back are from my Great-grandmother's stash, which places them sometime before I was born.  I also had some Jet buttons, but I thought that just might not be right for a baby nightgown.  Even with the drag of using flannel this project was completed in one day; in fact just in time to put her to sleep in it.

I started making blocks for the Leafs Me Happy Blog Hop and actually found a pattern that they would incorporate into a full quilt perfectly!  I decided to get it finished up for the fall fundraiser at my church's school.  I decided to show my finished quilt because I am sure that I will have many more leafy projects coming along.  Afterall, Fall is my favorite time of year and of course also my favorite fabric!  Last month for Friday Night Sew-in I ended up winning a charm pack of my favorite fabric designer, Sandy Gervais' Phenomenal Fall.

My last thing to share is my posting for the Bowls with Borders Blog Hop project.  I was so excited because I got chosen for one of the top two projects for that day!  I have this wall hanging in my kitchen and it just cheers me up every time I see it.  I still have two Large project Squares that I haven't decided on what I shall to with them.  What do you think I should do?  I am also in the middle of several quilts that I hope to get further on tomorrow while my Husband is at class.  Baby Girl and I hang out and I ask her what she thinks of things.  Sometimes she does seem to prefer one fabric over another when I ask her which she likes.

Well I am back form my break.  I have several tutorials that I have promised in the past that I will get set-up to post one a week.  I am signed up for a couple blog-hops on Sew We Quilt, and I have fire under me to get my WIP list completed at a faster rate than I am adding things to it!  Thank all of those who sent me messages that they were praying and thinking of me and my family.  I am sad, but Life goes on, I have Ziona to care for and so I cannot dwell in my grief forever.  It does help to get things done and have something else to focus on.  And so I am off to play my computer game with some friends from around the world, don't you love technology?  See you all later!

Linking up to:
TGIFF Hosted by Erin @Missy Mac Creations
WHOOP, WHOOP Fridays @Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Link A Finish Friday @ Richard & Tanya Quilt
Fresh Sewing Day @ Lily's Quilts


  1. Love those bowls! your daughter is so cute! glad you're back on deck. xx

  2. Aww, such a cute dress on such a cute little miss!! Loving the rest of your finishes too - those leaves are a great design!

  3. Ziona is so adorable! Great job with that dress and the quilt, Shanna.

  4. Cute nightgown - and bub! Must be fun to make gorgeous clothes when you have such a lovely model for them.

    Agree with AlyceB - the leaves are a fantastic design. Very autumnal.

    Thanks for linking up to TGIFF. :)

  5. The bowls are such fun. I am a fan of your loopy quilting too. Found you through Lily's quilts link party.

  6. Love the baby and her night gown and the fall leaves quilt. Great work!

  7. Lots of pretty things, but I absolutely love that leaf quilt!! Whoop whoop!!

  8. What a fun wall hanging! And an adorable daughter! Just want to squeeze her sweet cheeks!


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