Wednesday, March 29, 2017

catching up!

spring in full swing here in the mid-atlantic....blooms are everywhere and leaves are starting to sprout.  today it's nearly 70, although it does fluctuate some, but most days around 60 for right now.  the one positive about no 24/7 laptop is that more sewing gets done.  these past few weeks have been making doll clothes and got them all done!

these 2 dresses, 2 flannel nitegowns, a few blouses and a top/pants set have kept me busy...aren't theyy cute?  then a friend gave me 1/3 yard of a delish african print fabric, which i promptly used for a pillowcase.  i don't normally make pillowcases but wanted to use this up as it is so stunning!

next, DD the expert cross-stitcher, had made me this piece a while back and because professional framing is out of my budget, turned it into a small wall piece to hang up....just needs a bit of quilting to keep it from flopping and it'll be done....nice work, eh?

last to show is a small quilt put together with some of the dargate basket blocks....still have lots of these to applique, but an upcoming doll quilt swap prompted me to see if this would's actually too large for the guidelines, but really nice otherwise.  it goes in the F to finish pile to be hand quilted.

in addition to these projects, have worked on a garment for DD, done a lot of quilting on the milky way which is just about ready to bind.  had hoped for a march finish but not quite unfortunately.  also the stack of log cabin squares that i was working on for a disaster relief top are now done, total 80 altogether.  next week they will get laid out and sewn together, getting this UFO outta my home and off my list!   still 3 lap robes to make for charity, the previously mentioned doll quilt for swapping to baste/quilt/bind, a mug rug and one more side of piano keys on the sunshiny day wall piece to do.   i'm also quilting a QOV made by the senior center gals, hoping to get it completed to present for memorial day or maybe D-day anniversary or flag day even.  that should clear the decks for me to have the summer to work on my own things.  have several that are almost to the flimsy stage that need some time.  so you see, manage to keep occupied despite being otherwise financially bereft.  thank goodness the stash is healthy and waiting for lots of quilty fun!