A little bit of sewing…

This week i finished up one class sample (class is next saturday at the quilt barn!). This is the Pretty-as-a-picture Dress from the Handmade Beginnings book by Anna Maria Horner. 

the front (sorry the picture is a little wacky, but it has a lovely bodice!)

the back with some lovely gathers at the waist. I must say that I am in love with this pattern, if I had a little girl I would probably fill up her wardrobe with these. The size for this one is 18-24 months, I think that the sizing is fairly generous and could easily work as a tunic over leggings or the like to extend the life span of the garment. The pattern was super simple and took me probably 2 to 2 1/2 hours from start to finish (tracing the pattern and everything) and the instructions were very clear.
I also made a little more progress on this:
and of course no week would be complete with out starting a new project (i actually started it last weekend), but I finally caved and started the Single Girl quilt:

One of my most treasured sets of fabrics (my 2 plume charmpacks) are being used for the rings. I only have enough to make 4 rings (that is the baby quilt size) however I plan on adding a large border and making it into a throw for the couch or a fun little picnic blanket. So far, I have almost all the pieces traced and just need to start cutting them out. I am really excited to see how this one is going to come out plus it gives me a little something to work on while watching the real housewives.

One thought on “A little bit of sewing…

  1. Im, like, totally jealous that youre working on the Single Girl quilt! Its on my ever growing To-Do-List. I just love that there are designers out there rethinking old design and modernizing even the ideas behind quilts… seriosuly, double wedding band? A lot of people dont get married or wait until they are much older. I just think quilting needs some modern ideas besides the old. Mind, I love the old vintage designs and such. I like both and am glad for the variety! Cant wait to see the quilt in progress!!

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