Friday, January 4, 2019

Autumnal Harlequin Quilt Top

From November 2015...

For my October birthday, in 2015, I decided to quietly enjoy the day with some seasonal fabrics. I dug out all the autumnal colors to inspire me as I thumbed through my quilt books. My heart grabbed on to a certain Harlequin pattern...

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This lovely batik became my focus fabric...

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Then I agonized which colors to pull out for the other diamonds...

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Firmly decided, it was time to sew! (Or should I change more colors around?) Decisions, decisions.

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With the quilt top sewn, it was time to make the quilt sandwich...

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Then the hand stitching to bind all the layers together began...

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Before I knew it, it was Christmas. I put it away to work on the following autumn. I'm actually still handquilting this. It's a project that I now have stored away until autumn. How lovely to keep warm underneath while stitching away...

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Sewing Dresses, Tote Bags, and Hats in 2018:A Year in Review

With plenty of fabric in the stash, I resolved to end the agonizing of decision making and actually sew! All fabric and patterns were in the stash. I only needed to resupply various notions. I did sew a few other garments that I threw out in discouragement. Below are the ones I quite enjoyed sewing and wearing.

1960 Dress in Blue Embroidered Gingham ...dug out from the time vault

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Contemporary Dress in Yellow Embroidered Gingham ...dug out from the time vault.

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Tote Bags Galore

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1981 Dress in Red and White Stripes

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1957 Horrockses Style Dress in Vintage Blue and Red

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Contemporary Blue and White Sun Safe Hat Trimmed in Lavender and Pink

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A Breezy White Blouse in Embroidery of Pink

Simplicity 8090 White with Embroidered Pink Front

1950's Autumnal Jumper

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1952 Merry Christmas Dress

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