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