Saturday, January 25, 2014

New year, new quilt!

I ran to walmart yesterday and I swear I can not go in that store and not see their fabric. It's a weekness I tell you! 
I have been meaning or at least had the urge to make another quilt. It is my secret ambission to be a fabulous quilter. The perfectionist in me fights with this so the procrastinator tries to equal all out. 
I spotted to pretty jelly rolls, well 2 they were the same. So I picked them up. 
Came home and went searching for easy jelly roll quilt patterns. 
I narrowed it down to 3, 
Strip twist won. 
I sorted all the jelly rolls and separate them into 3 groups of 4. 

 As per the pattern I needed to have 2 dark and 2 light in each pile. 
As I finished 3 sets of 4 from each pile I decided to shake it up a little and mix these up so I had 4 different sets of 4 strips in each. 

I had a beautiful little helper that handed them to me as well as helped me sew them together 

See aren't they pretty! 

I finished this last night. This morning I pressed all my seams towards the dark fabric. 

Now I have cut them into 8.5" squares making sure to even up all 4 sides.  From my 2 jelly rolls I had 15 of each set so a total of 60 squares. 

I have more cutting and sewing today. Hope you enjoyed so far. 
Have a great day. 

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Late Christmas dress

Before Christmas I joined a sew along with the amazing create kids couture. It was for the joy dress. At first I was put off because I assumed it took a lot more fabric. 
Boy was I wrong!
The construction is genius! I thought there were multiple layers but there aren't. 
The instructions are clear, the fit is spot on and it's super cute and ruffly!

Ok enough talk here it us with my beauty. 

Yes even a doll version!

That's all for now! 
Hope your holidays were wonderful. 
Here are a few things I have made this year.