Thursday, April 30, 2009

Dress Update

I have been able to sneak a little more time for my daughter's quilt. Here is an update of what I have done the last few days.

Dresses and dress forms all cut out and ready to be ironed on the white fabric.

Close up of the belts. I cut "Calliope" off of the selvages to use as the belts for the dresses. I don't plan on washing this quilt so hopefully these will be okay.

Dresses attached to the white backgrounds. In the upper left are all the strips cut and ready to be attached as borders to the blocks.

I think they are turning out well. Calliope will love the quilt. Putting it aside for a few days while we work on Calliope's science fair project and I try to finish a wall hanging for my mother for Mother's Day. I was suppose to mail it this Monday if I wanted it to arrive on time but I don't think she will mind if it is late. I'll post pictures once it is finished.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

A little something for my daughter

My daughter, Calliope, will be turning 7 on June 1st. She really likes dressing up and thought this quilt on the cover would be perfect for her. She also saw the quilt and asked for it. I am only doing 9 blocks instead of 16 so it will fit above her bed (she's on the top bunk).

Here are the fabrics for the dresses and borders. The fabric - is from Legacy Studio's Calliope fabric line. I bought a lot of it since how often am I going to find something with her name on it.

The dresses and dress forms all traced are ready to be cut and ironed onto the fabrics.

Stay tuned for updates. Let's hope I am not up til midnight on May 31st quilting it, but I probably will be.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Denim Dilemma and Pretty Butterfly

Yesterday was a rollercoaster of a weather day with bright sunshine one minute to pouring rain with hail the next. Good day to stay inside and quilt. Unfortunately, my sewing machine and I were not getting along so I needed to find something else to do. Up from the basement came the two boxes of jeans that I have been saving the past few years and I spent hours cutting them up. 

Now I just need to figure out what I am going to do with them.

My son is going to a birthday party on Sunday for one of the girls in his preschool. I had her handprints from a quilt I made using the handprints from all the kids in the class for a silent auction benefiting the school. I used her handprints to make this butterfly, quilted it and stapled it around a canvas frame for easy hanging. She likes butterflies and pink. My son picked some Polly Pocket cars as his gift to her.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Welcome to Rachel's Quilts!

Finally taking the plunge and starting my own quilting blog. 
Going to use this blog to share my journey in the world of quilting. I might also include a review of a great book every once in a while.

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