Monday, March 25, 2013

Easter Dresses

With less than a week to go before Easter, I finally settled on fabric and patterns for my girls' Easter Dresses. My oldest (almost 7) is extremly picky about her clothes. I have made more than a few dresses for her that she has never worn. In fact, last year I made the girls beautiful co-ordinating Easter dresses, and Miss C refused to wear hers. I was so mad, I told her that if she didn't wear it, I would give it away. I was hoping she wouldn't call my bluff, but she did. She told me that she wanted to give it away. So I did. Now when she is really tired or hungy, she starts crying and asking for her dress back. Oops. Sometimes I really deserve a 'bad mommy' award.

But I'm still an optomist (sounds better than a fool), so I let her pick out some fabric for this year's dress. I've got my fingers crossed that she'll actually wear it. But even if she doesn't I won't give it away this year. My youngest daughter (almost 2) is much easier to please. Hopefully I'll actually get to take photos of them wearing them together.

Easter Dresses
Nicey Jane Easter Dresses

How about a quick give-away? I made an impulse buy at the grocery store the other day, the lastest issue of quilty magazine. As a full disclaimer - I've already read it - but I thought somebody else might like to read it too. It's in very good shape, I promise. And if you leave a comment, and tell me your favourite colour, I'll include a fat quarter or two with the magazine. I'll leave the give-away open until Wednesday, March 27, around lunch time. Thanks to everyone that entered, the give-away is now closed.

Leave a comment and I'll send you this magazine.

How about you? Are you sewing Easter Dresses this year?

Friday, March 1, 2013

Finally Finished!

Just in time to meet my February goal for the Lovely Year of Finishes, I finally finished my Maple Leaf Rag Quilt top.

Maple Leaf Rag Quilt Top
Maple Leaf Rag, pattern by Sarah Fielke in Material Obsession 2

I am so thankful that it is done. Each and every ring has 6 different prints. That's 240 different prints! And that's not including the crazy pieced kites. And to make my day, Sarah Fielke, the mastermind behind this gorgeous pattern even commented on one of my instagram photos. What a way to make my day!

I found the perfect backing fabric on sale a while ago, Flea Market Fancy brown posies.  It seems fitting to put one of my all time favourite prints on the back on one of my favourite quilts.

Top and Backing
Maple Leaf Rag and Backing all ready for the the long-armer

Now I have an empty design wall. (Please ignore my ironing cover...clearly I need a new one). I have so many UFO's to finish...perhaps it is time to pull out one of those?

Blank Design Wall
Blank Design Wall. What next?

Or maybe I could start just one new project?

Thanks for enduring all of the posts about this quilt. I dropped it off to a local long-armer on Tuesday, so I should have some finished pictures to share soon.

Linking up with a Lovely Year of Finishes.