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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Finished Graduation Memory Quilt

For several years now, I've been making these quilts for a NY private school
I cut up white fabric squares and mail them to the school.
The students then fill them out with signatures and drawings.  
All the kids are so creative and I love seeing what they come up with !
The photos below are closeups of all of the squares.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

My NON Quilt projects

I've been a busy girl lately!!!
Not just with QUILTS, but with lots of other goody goodies too!. .
The following photos are projects I have finished that are not in the QUILT category ;c)

A memorial pillow made of a shirt, and an embroidered label.  
Big shout-out to my AWESOME neighbor Sandy for doing the embroidery block for me!  I don't have an embroidery machine . . yet ;c)   

In a last-minute Mommy Panic, I realized I didn't have a SINGLE valentines day outfit for my daughter!  
So I took this outfit that was too big for her last summer, and altered it.    
I made a patch with a big "M" for Mira, and FMQ'd or free-hand embroidered it with funky thread.
I lightly basted the heart patch over the OLD logo so that I could remove it later if I wanted to.
But I'm not sure if that will ever happen ;c) 

Here's my sweet girl modeling her outfit.  

Okay, ALSO. .  I am TOTALLY OBSESSED with this :  
It's a Free dress pattern from "The Cottage Mama"
It's free simply by joining her mailing list or FACEBOOK group!
It's so versatile and very easy and user friendly!
I have made SIX dresses total in the very short time since I have found this pattern ;c)

Below is the very first dress I made using this pattern.  I just pulled scraps from my stash for "practice."   Look how ADORABLE???  I of course, was hooked! 

 And here is the "practice" dress featuring my model ;c) 

After so much success with the practice piece, I decided to make another one.   
I went to Joanns  to find fabric with the intention of trying to recreate THIS dress.
They had a new line of fabrics called "in the navy". . .
Doesn't she look so beautiful in that pale blue fabric??    It matches her eyes perfectly!
And do you see her looking at herself in the mirror??  Boyyyy she thinks she looks CUTE! hahaha

You would think after 2 dresses in a row I would have had enough. . . but nOOOOOOOOO  LOl
My friend just had a new baby girl, and she also has a 2 year old!
Usually I make new babies a quilt, but how cute would matching dresses be??


 And since these were in different sizes, quite a bit larger and quite a bit smaller, I decided to once again make a "practice" run.    So I found these fabrics in my stash - This pink floral with black accents.   This was my practice run and the above fabrics I picked out specifically for the dresses.   I like them both, but couldnt' decide which one to give the new momma.   So I let her choose.  Guess which one she chose??  hahaha.    I guess I need to do MORE "practice" stuff hahah

Ps, I can make one of these dresses for You in size 6month to size 10 
Total =  $50 which includes materials.  
(Taxes and Fees may apply)  

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