Fabric Friday: Gettin' Dressed


Another fabric purchase from my Sister's quilt retreat in July. I've been making my daughter little slip-over-the-head dresses for summer. I saw the sweet little brown and pink fabric with the birds on it and immediately thought of Snooky's dresses. She'd look adorable. I paired it with some white/pink and solid pink I had in my stash, which I thought would make a cute lining and pocket fabric. My only thought is, I might have to get a new pattern and make this in the next size up, since she's already outgrowing the one's I made this summer. (Which means I hope I have enough fabric!) That way if I do get around to making it after the weather cools off, she'll at least be able to wear it next summer too.


Fabric Friday: A Love of Aprons but Not Dirty Dishes


I really do love aprons and couldn't help buy by some fabric and a pattern while on my trip out to Sister's in July.  Charissa found the adorable 30's retro fabric on super-sale at a quilt shop in Bend.  There were only a few yards left on the bolt, and to make it even cheaper we split the difference and "killed" the bolt.  I found the pattern at The Stichin' Post in Sisters.  It's reversible and adorable.  I got the fabric on the left at the SP too.  I'm hoping to make these up sometime in the fall, just in time for all the holiday baking and cooking that goes on around here.


Sister's Outdoor Quilt Show: Pt. 4, The Quilts

I think I'll just let the pictures speak for themselves. I had a great time (even if I wasn't feeling so great that day) there were so many amazing quilts, it was just a joy and an inspiration to be there.


Fabric Friday: It's so Mom


During my trip out to Sisters I *might* have spent a little bit of $$ on fabric.  One of the first fabric stores we stopped at I saw this fabric line, <i>Collections for a Cause - Hope by Howard Marcus for Moda</i>.  I can't remember ever seeing a fabric line that screamed my Mother quite so much.  I thought I'd pick up at least a charm pack to make her something small like a table runner with a little extra to finish up the project.  I tried to wing the pattern design in my head and so far managed to buy just the right amount of everything.  I might even have enough left over to make her a tote bag with the scraps.

I'm enjoying working with fabric that's a bit out of my norm. Also I showed the fabric to my Mom and predictably, she LURVED it.