I am a quilter. I am a wife, mother and grandmother. I am Grammie Q...the Grammie who Quilts. I also love to bake, cook and read.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Whole Lotta Sewing Going On
I've been doing lots of sewing here lately. From quilting to making baby clothes and a pouch too. Here is some of what I've been up to:
First, the Hello Kitty quilt that I pieced for my youngest daughter. I couldn't get it done in time for her birthday, but I am pin basting it tomorrow so I hope to have it done soon.
Next, a boxy pouch I made for my oldest. I had this fat quarter of fabric that someone had sent me last year in a get well card after my surgery. I knew she would love it, as she loves chickens. I googled it and found that it is from 2010 and so very hard to find, so a pouch it is.
The boxy pouch was what she requested. I found this pattern at Kelby Sews. It is a free tutorial and pretty easy, especially if you have ever made any zippered pouches.
I love the tabs and the orange zipper was my idea to add a pop of another color to it.
The lining fabric is from Amanda Jean's Good Neighbors line for Connecting Threads. I gave my daughter a choice of a red print or this, and she is a big fan of green, so that was decided.
I think this is just the cutest boxy pouch ever. If you ever want to make one, this tutorial is very well written.
This is a quilt top in progress. This will be a bigger quilt for Miss N when she gets a little older. I love this fabric. It's all organic too.
Then there is this. The top version of the Geranium Dress by Rae, of Made by Rae. The bloomers are from Heather Ross' Weekend Sewing book. Both patterns are amazingly simple and quick to make. The Geranium Dress has several variations, including the dress, the shorter version which is a top, and several other embellishments to give it different looks. The bloomers were my first attempt at shirring. Rae has a great tutorial about that too.
The sweet froggie print is from Heather Ross' Far Far Away reprint line. Perfect for little girl dresses.
And I even fussy cut a froggie pocket. I love how cute this is.
I got the buttons at my local quilt shop. At first I thought they were too dark, but when I got them home, I found they were the exact color of the little flowers. I have plans for several more of these outfits. So what are you sewing these days?