Friday, August 5, 2016

Party Dresses

I have made many of these in the past, I had called them Dolly Dresses. But I wasn't really happy with the pattern so I redesigned it, streamlined it, if you will and now call them Party Dresses.

I had an idea to make them using holiday prints, 9 all together in Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentines, St. Patrick's, Easter, 4th of July, Halloween and rounding out the 9 with an autumn and summer print. I don't know if this I a good idea or bad, so I will await any comment on the topic.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Donations Quilts

It was quite a while ago that I was making quilts for Quilts for Kids. A great organization with a large following. When you sign up they will send you fabric and instructions to make a quilt for a child. You make the complete quilt, start to finish and send it to them. I have gotten to a point where I like to make the blocks and don't mind putting them together, but that's as far as I like to go. I dislike machine quilting and I am not very good at it.
I have discovered Stash Builder Box Heart Builders. They are currently making quilts for abused and neglected children entering crisis and foster care. They will send you some fabric and you can make whatever top you wish to create. You send them the top back and it goes on to a long arm quilter for completion. That's just the way I like it. Here is my first top.....

Friday, July 29, 2016

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

My name is Barbara and I am a Scrapaholic

Yup, I love scrappy. You just cant go wrong. Everything goes with everything. You never have to worry about running out of a certain fabric. Even the smallest of pieces can be used. If you decide to use one color, you can use lots and lots of different pieces of that one color.
I finished my latest charity top. I used pink, orange and yellow. I'm thinking of calling it Ballerina because there are two fabrics with that theme. There are a few one of a kind pieces in it as that is all I had of that fabric. Quilters love to give me their scraps, almost as if to dare me to use it.

My only problem now is who to donate it to. I have 3 different charities and I cannot decide who to give it to.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

For a Little Girl

I'm working on another charity quilt top, this one for a little girl. My colors selection is pink, yellow and pale orange. I have 9 blocks completed and need a total of 20 to complete. It's a fairly simple pattern, so it shouldn't take much to finish it. I plan on making the same one, for a boy, in shades of pale blue, pale aqua, lime green and whatever else looks good.

As a bonus, I am sewing all the scraps together to make scrappy strips to add to my crumb blocks. I am still working on that one adding to the 6 inch blocks whenever I have a bunch of scraps. I hope to enlarge those blocks to 12 inches but it sure is slow going.