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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Dresses for Mila!

Just recently I had the pleasure of attending
 a baby shower!  The young lady is adopting 
a two year old orphan from Uganda, Mila!
That is so amazing!

I whipped up a few simple dresses 
for Mila.  Using the #pillow case
 pattern for the first two dresses,
 this is what I sewed!

I just measured the front side of 
dress from seam to seam and cut 
 a piece of lace with the 
measurement I just took.  I  
sewed the top of lace in place!

Here I  cut (2) pieces of lace measuring 7" 
long.  Then I cut (1) 7-1/2" long 
piece of dress fabric and pressed 
down all the edges. Next,  sew
 this piece down the center!  Remember
 to start sewing below the top seam or 
you won't be able to get the 
ribbon through the seam!!

Here I used a pattern, but the pattern was
 so bad.  I ended up making by own pattern! 

Here she is wearing one of her dresses!

So Cute!!

He Has Made Everything Beautiful In Its Time.  
Ecclesiastes 3:11  

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Red, White and Blue Mini Quilt

Here's my red, white and blue mini quilt!

About a month ago I was rearranging my books in

 my sewing room and came across one of many favorites 
books I own, "Little Quilts All Through The House,
by Alice Berg, Mary Ellen Von Holt and 
Sylvia Johnson.  It's a cute book filled with 
lots of photos and you can use your scraps too!   

Flipping the pages, I came across this quilt.

Well, I just had to make it!  Forth of July was 
coming up and I've always wanted to have a 
quilt for every holiday!  I gathered up my 
materials, fabric I already owned.  Yeah!!!  
Cut and sewed my strips together.

Instead of sewing individual blocks and hearts
 on my mini quilt as directed on the pattern, 
I decided to just cut the size of the finished
  block with my star fabric.  I sandwiched 
the batting with the front and back fabric.  
I then used a decorative wave stitch just on 
the star area of the quilt. 

I then used a straight stitched on the rows of 
red and white strips.  I used the width of 
my walking foot to determine the 
width between stitches. 

Here's a look at the back of my mini quilt.

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He Has Made Everything Beautiful In Its Time.  
Ecclesiastes 3:11