Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Catching Up and Getting Ahead

It's funny just when you think you are going to be able to get something done 
a million other things you want to do pop up!  Am I right?  
You know from my last post that I have a wedding quilt to make 
(actually I have three but this is the first of those).  
I promised my daughter I would make her this dress.  Now I actually have to do that! 
 I am going to make a practice dress first and take it to NC when we go then make the adjustments and figure out what I need to change.  You can order the pattern and fabric on Craftsy right here.

She is going to look adorable in this if I can figure it out.  I know one of my friends at the retreat (maybe more than one) knows about garment construction so maybe they can help me!

I have decided to join in the Snap Shots QAL on the Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber blog
 Here is my first block.  
I wish I had more contrast for the white part but live and learn!

I see that my partner in crime, Tracey, is looking for sprout blocks for a quilt for a friend with stage 4 ovarian cancer so I made 2 blocks for her last night too.   
This quilt block was designed by Tracey J Quilts and 
the quilt she made for a friend with cancer can be found here
Seriously take a few minutes and go look at it.

Tracey is helping me run the Tula Pink Mini Quilt Swap.  
I still need to design and make that mini quilt too!  

Right now here is the order of what I need to do:

1-Make a mock up of the dress- Finished dress must be to daughter by the end of March

2-Design and make my Tula Pink Mini Quilt which is due to be mailed March23

3-Make a wedding quilt to be gifted in May (then 2 in August)

4-Quilt the charity quilt I have pinned.

WHEW, I think I can I think I can!

All glorious WIP's!

What are you working on?


1 comments: said...

Cute dress. The only challenge may be adjusting the darts in the bodice. I would say if you are doing a mock up you could probably get away with just making the bodice to fit, but with the pleats in the skirt you may want to adjust them a bit depending on how they lay. Garment sewing is actually a lot less work than quilting. You can do this! Sweet little sprout blocks.

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