A finished Dizzy Spell quilt for my husband. I used Lotta Jansdotter's Glimma collection, which I won a bundle of in a giveaway quite a few months ago and finally found a good use for it! I didn't use any batting in this quilt, just backed it with a flannel
sheet. I really like lap quilts without batting as I find it makes them
more comfy. I also didn't want this quilt to be too warm that my
husband wouldn't use it!
Life has been busy lately with cleaning, decluttering... We're putting our house on the market in about a month so I haven't found much sewing time. So, when Lucy Blaire contacted me asking if I'd like to try her new dress pattern, I jumped at the chance to have a quick-sew project and another opportunity to sew with knits. Riley Blake also sent some wonderful knits for me to work with. The Lucky Girl Dress is a very cute play dress with a lined hood and a full circle skirt, which is great for twirling! My daughter loves it! I found the pattern to be easy to read and follow and came together rather quickly.
I then decided to make my youngest daughter one as well using some fabric I had on hand. I didn't have enough to make the circle skirt so I just extended the bodice pattern piece and made an A-line dress. It's a little big on her (especially the sleeves) but I'm hoping it will fit her nicely this fall.
If you want to see more wonderful Lucky Girl dresses, click on the links below to see what the other bloggers came up with:
Lucy Blaire and Riley Blake are also having a giveaway! To enter for your chance to win 3 yards of Riley Blake fabric (2 yards of Aztec black knit and 1 yard of Aqua solid knit) plus The Lucky Girl pattern, go to Lucy Blaire's website and join her mailing list. The giveaway closes at midnight eastern time on Feb 26th.
Hello again! Not a whole lot of sewing happening here, although I did recently get back into the groove after the Christmas break (took me awhile!). I have been doing a bit of cleaning and decided to do a little destash. I have a few scrap fabric bundles listed in the shop. Stop by if you're interested!
My fireworks quilt top done is done! I have been working on these blocks for a long time, doing a little here and a little there when I could find time. I am happy to have those blocks done and all sewn together into a quilt top. Now I have to decide on a backing fabric and then comes the job of quilting it.
Fabrics are mostly Happy-Go-Lucky by Bonnie and Camille with a few others thrown in.
I was happy to be selected to participate in the Sew Mama SewCloud9 Wildwood challenge. I received this lovely fabric to make myself a super tote. I have used this pattern before and it works great as a diaper bag. The last one I made is starting to look a little worn so I decided it was time to make another one.
For the bag exterior, I used Navy Deco Petal, the bag lining and pocket lining are Ivory Forest Floor, the straps are Coral Full Bloom and the interior pockets are Pretty Posie Coral. All such pretty fabric! The gray you see for the gusset and straps is gray linen I had on hand that went well with this Wildwood fabric.
Thanks to Sew Mama Sew and Cloud9 Fabrics for letting me play with this beautiful fabric!
To see what the other challengers made with this fabric, visit their blogs listed below.