All dressed up!

I have two projects to share with you that I finished up this week!

First off are a couple American girl dresses:


Look at that cute little bow in the back!


And the purple one has all that gathery goodness!


I don’t have a 18” doll in my house yet so I could not model them on anything but I am sure they will be awesome since I bought the patterns off of the Liberty Jane pattern site. You can find the pattern for the gathered dandelion dress here. You can find the pattern for the brown flower dress here. They were fun to make and Lorelei has requested some of her own. One day maybe!

Secondly I am sooo excited to show you what I did with some of my left over pieces of Simply Color. I made a few Anna Maria Horner feathers and put together a sewing machine cover for a friend for her birthday! If you haven’t seen this quilt top you must see it. Check out the pattern here.


If you are curious the ties were cut out at 10” by 1 1/4” then pressed in half and folded in. I placed them about 4” up from the bottom. Other than that I just made three feathers and squared them off and added a little extra fabric to make it long enough.

Hope everyone is getting all there Christmas projects done! I know I still have a few more to make and finish up. Good luck and Happy Sewing!

Linking to Finish it up Friday at crazy mom quilts

Pincushions and a Needle book

I made a few more Anna Maria Horner Wildflower pincushions as gifts recently. You can find the pattern here. I love mine and have to say I could not sew without it! I really do not know how I had sewn for so long without one. You can’t really tell how big they are in the picture but they are about six inches wide. I used some Joel Dewberry Heirloom and a little Simply Color for those purple petals. I fill the pincushions with crushed walnut shells with a little bit of polyfill in the bottom where you need to hand sew.


I decided to make a little ruffled needle book to go with the pincushion that I was giving my Mom. It was so tiny that I decided to add a page to it to allow some more needles to fit! I found the tutorial for this one here at luvinthemommyhood. It was super quick and easy.


Linking to Thank Goodness it’s Friday Finish at Sewing by Moonlight and Finish it up Friday at crazy mom quilts

Pinwheels in progress.

I am hoping to finish squaring up these 100 blocks soon! This will be a baby doll quilt for my oldest daughter who I made the Pow Wow quilt for. I hope that she will like that her baby and her have blankets that go together!


I also got my solid in the mail so maybe after Christmas I can make my Lilly Belle quilt. So excited to make something for me! I am going to make it for my extra blanket for my side of the bed. I bought Kona Bone and I have to say I was sooo pleased with the colour when it arrived.


Linking to W.i.P Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


Well to my few followers I have a question. Do you think that a granny square quilt should be made out of only scraps or could I make one out of precuts? My little sister has my name for Christmas and I was thinking of asking her to get me enough of these Mini Charm packs:

To make one of these:

What is your opinion?

Fabric I am craving…

Notting Hill by Joel Dewberry in the teals and greens! I love them! 

And I really want the greens/blues in the new Amy Butler Alchemy line that is coming out!

Oh and I would would love to get some of this for my princesses!

or maybe make this one day for one of their beds…


So much to want and do! But instead I have to go clean my house…

Baby Doll Butterfly Quilt

First Christmas present done! So many to still complete.

I made this darling little quilt for my youngest daughter for her new dolly that is arriving this Christmas. I used the butterfly tutorial from Bee in my Bonnet row along quilt. And decided to make it scrappy. Luckily I was able to go through some scraps of a friend to make it since my scrap variety is not too high due to me being fairly new to the quilting world! I used some Kona Sky for sashing which I cut at 2 inches. And decided to quilt randomly, trying something new on a small project. I pulled out some masking tape to use as a guide and just kept on sewing until I thought it was done. I quilted it in a variegated rainbow thread.

This quilt ended up being approx. a 22 inch square.

Now here is to hoping she will like it and use it. Fingers crossed! 


linking to Finish up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts

Simply Color Pow Wow Quilt

I was lucky and thrilled to win a layer cake of Simply Color by V & Co. from Fat Quarter Shop when I entered my hexie pouch during the friendship bracelet blog hop a few weeks ago that was hosted by Diane at from blank pages…  When it came I pretty much cut into it the next day especially since my almost four year old has been asking me for a blankie. That is right I made a baby quilt for my almost four year old. I really wanted to try the Pow Wow quilt by Cluck, Cluck, Sew. So here it is:

I made the baby size not the crib size since I only had 1 1/2 yards of solid hanging around but it is perfect for her to carry around and that is what she wanted.


And here is my happy princess! She loves to sleep with her cozy blankie and carries it down to the couch to watch morning shows just like her baby sister.


Did you notice that I found eggplant minky! You can’t really tell in these pictures but I quilted it with a sherbet like rainbow variegated thread. This is such an awesome fabric line to work with and I still have a couple more projects to come! Yay! So bright and colorful.

Linking to TGIFF at Quilt Matters and crazy mom quilts Finish it up Friday

Work in progress.

It has been a little while since I posted so here is a little work in progress. I am currently making a scrappy butterfly doll quilt for my littlest one. I actually have pieced them together and quilted it since this picture. So now this sweet butterfly quilt is just waiting to be bound and wrapped up for Christmas. I hope that my girls love their baby doll quilts (I have just started another one yesterday, no pictures yet) and maybe one day far in the future I will have grandbabies that use them. I must say I love the idea of my quilts being loved throughout time!

If you are wondering where to find out how to make these butterflies I followed this tutorial from Bee in my Bonnet.


Linking to W.i.P Wednesday at freshly pieced.

Grab a button:

Back to Home Back to Top Making Life Prettier. Theme ligneous by Bloggerized by Chica Blogger.