Friday, May 27, 2011

No more sewing for awhile.

It has been about 2 weeks since I touched my machine and it may be a lot longer until I get back to it.  My husband and I have moved out to a boy scout camp to get ready for the summer camp season.  We have been working really hard and living in a small 2 room cabin. There is just no space or time for a sewing. 

When I am able to post, I will just post some things that inspire me or things I would like to finish when I get back to my sewing machine.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Father's Day Quilt, Planning Stages

The other day I decided to make a quilt for my husband as a Father's Day gift.  I wanted it to be special and made just for him. My husband is now the camp director for the local boy scout camp and has been on staff since 2003. We have tons of old staff t-shirts that just sit in drawers and take up space.  I decided to use up all of the old shirts and make him a quilt for Father's Day.

I searched online for designs, and I could not find one I liked.  I want a modern quilt that will display a variety of design sizes and showcase each of the shirts. I finally found the design I liked in a magazine.  I have done my best to replicate the design below on an excel spread sheet.  The next step is to fuse all of the shirts to interfacing and cut out my squares. Hopefully I can get that done today.


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Spring Dress!

I love the spring fabric at Joann's. The Tutti-Frutti collection has been my favorite. The collection is full of bright colors and fun prints.  I chose to combine the lady bug print and the purple stripe fabrics and create a simple dress for Claire.  Simplicity pattern 3511 was very easy to follow and I spent one evening putting the dress together.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Back to Blogging and the Party Dress

After a long time away from sewing and my blog, I am back with a new project.  It was a very simple dress that took a few hours to put together.  However, it took around four hours to decide which of my fabrics I wanted to use. 

I used The Party Dress tutorial and pattern from The Cottage Home.  I hope everyone enjoys the pattern as much as I do.  I am keeping it book marked for the future.


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