This is my first post with a design "wall"! Well, it's not actually a wall, but a floor covered with a sheet since I have baking soda on my carpets and want to leave it on ALL day before I vacuum, but I really wanted to write this post and did not want to wait. (I know it is a run-on sentence, but that is how I usually talk, and really fast when I'm excited) Remember my hexagons that I started cutting here: http://missyscakesandaprons.blogspot.com/2012/04/cutting-hexagons.html ? I have been hand piecing them together. I decided to go with the traditional method of just sewing them together instead of using paper piecing. I think next time I will try the paper piecing for a crisper look though.
This is what I have done so far
It looks like my throw is going to be twin sized!
I'm thinking of having just one layer of blue between each flower, since my flowers are so big. They are 16 inches! My hexies are 3 1/2 inches. How many flowers should I make? Should I make 12 and have six on top and six on the bottom? I have "extras" that were left over after doing a set of colors, like 3 purples which is not enough for more flowers, a lot of neutrals, and some of every color. I was thinking of using them to make a single line border (around the quilt) of all the hexies with the colors all mixed together, and then a border of blue hexies, before finishing it off. I have another purple that came with theses batiks that i can cut if needed. What do you think? I have no idea what I'm doing and am just making it up as I go. Any suggestions are welcomed. I'm also not sure how to add the border, do I just cut the sides to make them even after stitching or do I cut the blues in half before stitching them on?
As you can tell, Pippi had to pose for the camera as soon as I put my material down - silly girl.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
I have finished another one of my UFO'S (unfinished objects). I have a list here: http://missyscakesandaprons.blogspot.com/2011/12/ufo-2012-list.html .I have joined the challenge from Patchwork Times, here is the link http://www.patchworktimes.com/2011/12/20/2012-ufo-challenge-participants-list-of-projects/ . I finished number 6. (I'm totally off from the numbers she picks) I might have cheated a little, because I did not make it for me, instead I made it for a girl at church. I had printed the tutorial off and put it in a notebook and she saw the dress and wanted it. I made it for her last week and here is the outcome
I forgot my camera and had to take the picture with my phone, sorry about the quality. She wanted to wear for her special at camp meeting, her dad (my pastor) wrote the song "Righteous Rebels".
Here is a better video of their song. Their mom is singing an original song written by herself. Then their dad is preaching on "Raising Righteous Rebels" Be sure to check it out, I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/22141815 My Pastor also wrote the song the girls sang.
The top two ruffles are the material cut out from the scoop on the sleeves. I just hemmed the curvy part, loosely gathered it and then sewed it on with the top tier. I had the lace and really liked the feminine look it adds to the plain tan muslin I used. I made the two middle ruffles using my ruffle foot. I used three yards of material and have just enough material left to make the fabric flowers. I did not have time to finish them since she wanted it for Camp Meeting. You can find the tutorial here: http://tearosehome.blogspot.com/2011/04/jcrew-inspired-dress-tutorial.html I kept the measurements pretty much the same, the bottom two tiers I kept as one piece of fabric instead of cutting into two pieces, saved time that way.
I used the pattern for the top of my Lila Tueller dress
( http://missyscakesandaprons.blogspot.com/2012/04/wanna-see-my-new-dress.html )
I used the size two. I love the way the dress turned out! Her mom wants one too now! LOL
Be sure to check out the tute and let me know if you make one!
BTW Tabitha was nice enough to share her flu with me at camp meeting so I've been sick since I've been home, but at least I didn't get it until Thursday and did not miss any of the meetings. I had a great time!
Check out some great music and messages from the camp meeting here http://www.ustream.tv/channel/heritage-baptist-church-live
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
We had several demos of different blocks to make at the TOGA. (Go here for more info and to see pictures of the treadles and hand cranks http://missyscakesandaprons.blogspot.com/2012/04/toga-2012.html )
The first demo was from Margaret and she showed us how to make tessellating pinwheels. Isn't this quilt gorgeous? When I make one I will be using lots of bright colors.
I learned so much on Saturday! Sorry about the half and non-existent directions!
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
I went to the North East TX TOGA (treadle on gathering academy) on Saturday. It was in Lone Oak, TX out in the country. GPS had us take the long way on the dirt roads to get there. It took us straight to an empty field! LOL We did finally make it.