Pieceful Monday

Monday, Monday! I planned to post throughout last week. I really did. However, after we got back home from moving our daughter to Florida, I spent most of my time doing some housekeeping (laundry, grocery shopping, etc.) and then doing this . . .

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When I wasn’t napping, I did make a little bit of progress on some of my sewing projects.

On Wednesday, I stopped in at JoAnn Fabrics to get backing fabric for The 70273 Project Quilt. I took my time and wandered through the store. I came away with more than just the backing for the quilt, but thankfully most of it will be used for some projects I’m working on.

I’m also beginning to construct the blocks for this quilt. This will be a gift, so I can’t reveal too much about this yet. This is a kit using Maureen Cracknell’s Garden Dreamer line. I love the colors and the feel of the fabric.

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And I started work on a bed quilt for my daughter. I’ll show you more on that soon. For this project, she picked the cutest fabric with toadstools on it. We bought the fabric all at 50% off at a local quilt shop. I bought my first full bolt of fabric. Thank goodness it was 50% off! I’m looking forward to getting this put together soon. I think the toadstools will be fitting, since these little guys seem to show up at her place quite often.

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Recently Lori of Humble Quilts posted that she is once again going to make a trip to Columbia and would once again be taking pillowcase dresses along for the little girls. I have wanted to make some of these for Lori, so today I made my first one. They are so easy and quick to make. You can read Lori’s post and find directions for the dresses here.

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I took this picture in the late afternoon sun. I’ll post more pictures as I get more dresses made!

Happy Monday, friends! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Linking up today with Beth and Main Crush Monday at Cooking Up Quilts.  


11 thoughts on “Pieceful Monday”

  1. There’s so much goodness in this post! Thanks for the link about the dresses, I can’t wait to hop over and check it out. I bought a whole bolt of Bella white over the weekend at a discount too – isn’t that fun to do?? I love when I have time to just browse through the shop. I bet you had a great time shopping and picked out some great fabrics. I’m looking forward to seeing what you bought.

    1. Thanks, Beth! Alot of what I bought was notions — bias tape (for the dresses), a new ruler, etc. Hopefully I’ll have something to show you from it all soon!

  2. Our guild made those little dresses to send to africa a couple years ago. I never did get one made, I would rather make quilts. But you make it sound so easy-good for you to get one made and more in the works.

  3. What a sweet little dress! I know what you mean about Maureen’s fabrics…the hand is so wonderfully soft. Such a pleasure to sew with it.

    I’m surprisingly tired after my trip, too. I’ve been home over 24 hours and haven’t sewn a stitch! Travel is fun, but can really wear you out. Glad to hear you’re getting back to your sewing 🙂

  4. You are so right about the feel of Art Gallery fabrics. They are definitely my favorite as far as the hand goes. So silky.
    Love the little dress. That is such a nice project to donate your time to.

    A whole bolt of fabric??? How big is this quilt going to be. Wow!

  5. Hi Wendy, is this beautiful napping kitty Max? Once you start the pillowcase dresses, it is hard to stop. Like you say so quick and easy to make and for deserving girls. Some members of my father’s church went last year and I made 27 for them to take!

    1. Yes, Abbie — that is Max, snoozing away in his favorite spot, on my chair right by my head.

  6. An entire bolt of fabric? I shall look forward to seeing what you do with that.
    The little girl’s dress is so sweet. What a lovely project.

  7. I made a few of those dresses for my granddaughter when she was young. She looked so cute in them. I’m sure those who receive them will look cute in them too!

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