Saturday, August 22, 2015

V6 Party Dress

My niece, Little V is turning 6. She asked for me to make her a dress or get Legos. I made her Simplicity 7550, an out-of-print Daisy Kingdom dress which I bought back when Big R was small. (Why not when patterns are $1). Big R went fabric shopping with me. Little V's favorite color is pink, but this purple/pink fabric appealed to us the most. For the pink theme chose the pink piping instead of bright green or yellow.

Based on her measurements I made a size 4, she is a petite girl, but it looks too small. I compared it with some dresses I made for Big R at that age and it seems like it will be ok. Big R said it will fit. I think I am used to "kids" being full size.

The dress buttons down the front. Again pink buttons.

It is a long dress, so it might be short in the waist but will go past her knees.

The back has a cute fixed sash which I decorated with a whimsical fairy button (in pinkish!)

As a bonus there was a complimentary dress for your 18" doll. I made that, so at least someone can wear a dress. This dress is being modeled by one of Big R's dolls. She is from Clover (remember them??) She had the prettiest blue eyes. Time has faded them to an odd red-violet. She'll need a red eye reduction for her next photo shoot! :)

Her dress opens the back with velcro. Big R did her hairstyle. It is fabulous shape because it spent most of its years in braids.

We are sending a box a Legos too, just in case the dress is a bust. I went Lego shopping. There was a Frozen one (she is a big fan), with a super cute Lego Olaf. Really super cute, you could hear him say "Buy me", but we did Frozen last year.

I went with the Lego creator set for 3 styles of houses with the wide range of colors and cool surf board guy and girl.

Happy Birthday Little V!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

June Bee Block - Rectangles

Our June bee block (due in August because there was no July meeting) is from Neva. She gave use Osnaburg linen for the background and purple fabric for the rectangles. The finished block could be 8 inches minimum for the shortest side and up to 16 inches for the longest side. The rectangles are true rectangles, not wonky. At least three rectangles per block, but not touching. My block is 8 x 15.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Primitive Barn Door - Cloud 9 Cirrus Solids Challenge

I joined the Cloud 9 Cirrus Solids Mini Quilt Challenge, which is sponsored by Cloud 9 Fabrics. All participants received 6 fat eighths of solids. Our finished mini quilt is 16x16 inches. We could purchase additional Cirrus Solids if we wanted. My bundle contained white, red, dark beige, light beige, green and turquoise. 

I chose to use the pattern from the April 2015 Cirrus Solid BOM Challenge. It is the barn door pattern. I used red, two shades of beige and green for the barn doors. I used pearl cotton to outline the quilted pattern.

I swapped my turquoise for coral with another member who needed that color. I used the remaining fabric for the backing which I call "Neapolitan".

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Quilt Along 2015 - August - Raw Edges

I did not like the raw edges idea. Instead I tried hand applique and machine top stitched the circle.