Catching Up

Summer is just so busy around here. Lots to do , people to see, places to go. This is a quick post to show you what I’ve been doing lately: Kiddie clothes, fabric dying, and a one-block wonder quilt. First the clothes. These are for Jessa and Mirabelle. I also made some samples of these for Harbor Quilt and will post some how-to’s later next week.

It’s from SewBaby and made from Moda fabrics and charm packs. Here is a variation of the same pattern except I made a ruffle rather than use the charm packs:

That’s a detail showing the ladybug buttons I got. For some reason I can’t get the photo of the entire dress to post.

Here is the petal dress:

Won’t this be a perfect dress for twirling? I can hardly wait to see the kiddies in their jumpers.

Ever since I saw some One-block Wonder quilts at a retreat I’ve wanted to make one. Of course I immediately stocked my fabric supply with a likely candidate:

Kaffe Fassett’s Paisely Jungle fit the bill, large scale print and swirling design, few if any straight lines. Thanks to the magic of hexagons my large design wall is now displaying this work in progress ( I’ve grouped the hexes by color but I plan to swirl the blue ones throughout the design once I get done playing around with it on the wall)

These were fun to make and there was very little fabric waste.

The other activity to report on is the hand dying my mini-quilt guild did recently at Dorothy’s. Who by the way is a great instructor. Here’s a few photos of my batches:

Freshly rinsed greens, made from combining left over yellow and emerald green procion dyes.

The above photo is from what’s called a 2 color family, this from indigo and magenta.

Here they are washed, dryed and folded:

The pastels on the right are from colorhue dyes.

So there is your peak into my recent activities. I”ll post more about these next week and I have some more plastic bag tricks to show and tell.


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8 Responses to “Catching Up”

  1. Vicki W Says:

    Wow! You have been busy! The kiddie clothes are adorable and your OBW is going to be stunning. Of course I always love hand dyes too!

  2. Gayle Says:

    You are so busy! What darling little dresses. Love the OBW. I almost bought that fabric for mine. Great choice. Will be watching to see it done.


  3. BCQuilter Says:


    What a time you are having. Everything looks great. Do you have a project in mind for the hand dyes?


  4. Scott Says:

    The hand dyes look marvelous….makes me itch to do some. My wife and I did some of that a couple years back, but it got put on the back burner…need to drag the supplies out and do some more!

  5. paulahewitt Says:

    i love the one block wonder with the Kaffe Fassett fabric.

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  7. JoAnn Says:

    Wow – you’ve been busy busy busy. The clothes are just darling.

  8. Brigette Says:

    love the little dresses.
    your hand dying looks wonderful.
    keep up the good work!!

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