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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Frankie in his jacket

He loves the jacket because of the dog fabric.  It is cute on him and loose fitting.  He will be wearing it for awhile while he grows.  It is light weight and better for when the weather warms up.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

A jacket for Frankie

Frankie just turned 2 and he really loves animals.  Especially dogs.  I found this dog theme fabric in my stash and found a cute pattern in my pattern stash.  I think he is going to like this jacket.  It is a size 2 but it looks larger.  Maybe because it is a "loose fit" style.   The lining is plaid flannel.  The jacket is lightweight so it will be good for spring and summer weather.  (I have no affiliation with the pattern company.  I included the pattern picture in this post in case someone else is interested in finding the pattern for their own use.)

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Friday, October 28, 2016

Caroline tries on the coat

The coat I made for the challenge on Quilting Mod fits my great granddaughter real well.  I took a picture of her and her 2 year old brother photo bombed her.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Quilting Mod Challenge #1

Here is what I made for the Challenge from the fabric that was sent to me.  I bought the navy blue fabric to combine with it because it contrasted well and also is modern.  I purchased the pattern earlier this year because it uses quilted fabric.  Hadn't gotten around to making anything with the pattern yet.  When I got into the challenge I kept tossing ideas around and then remembered the  coat pattern and felt like this was an opportunity to make my own quilted fabric to make the coat with.  It is a size 4-5 child.

 Coat front:

Coat back:  
The sleeves seem long to me so they look good rolled up one cuff.  

The following pictures shows the fabric and then a couple pictures of my work in progress. 
I sort of made it up as I went along.  I kept thinking of ideas and changing my mind.  I didn't quilt the collar but it did use some thin iron on fleece to give it some body.  I didn't want the collar to be too lumpy.    I pieced together 2 fabrics for the collar because I couldn't decide which color to use.    The coat will be for my 4 year old great granddaughter.  
The pattern I used:

Thank you Afton for the fabric (and little gifts)  and the Challenge.  

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Wonky scrap house

I was trying to follow the tutorial given on Persimon Dreams blog.  So I got some scraps out of a bag and put them on the table with an idea in mind.  When I trimmed the fabric I placed above the door I cut it pointed like a roof.  I was not happy that I made that mistake but decided to go forward and add sky.  Oops.  I was supposed to add background onto sides of house first.  So I added that on last.   It was fun.  These would get a lot easier after making a few of them.  I am saying this is a birdhouse and a very wonky sky!

I added another house that I just made.  I chose the doll scrap and built the house around it.  The "ground" was a trim from a block.  I raw edge appliqued it onto this block.

Now I have made a wonky tree also: