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Modified Lazy Susan by Brownie Goose (haha again, yes I know I make this pattern obsessively, but damn is so versatile) – I wanted a faux cap sleeve so I altered the pattern over the shoulder a little. Love how it came out. I think there will be more of these in my future. The skirt is just tiered – bottom strip is selvedge width, top is a little under – with what were originally indeed to become cushion covers, but it looked good with the bodice. Leggings are from Cotton On.

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Quilt top, 10×10 charm squares, well, mostly. Some are 10×9 as my cutting was dodgy. Lots of favourite fabrics, so its a hodge podge. I decided it wasn’t big enough so added a parallelogram across the middle. Wee Wonder fabric. It pained me to cut into it but I’m glad I did. I quilted with a old wool blanket and a floral flannel sheet for the backing. I’m hoping it will make a nice quilt top for her bed to see her through the next few years.

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I still need to trim it up and bind it (and make the binding first) but the quilting part is done. Ok, admittedly not all that well, the lines are wonky and random but it’ll do. Its going to be a birthday gift I think, to go on her bed as its almost single quilt size. For her birthday it’ll be this and new curtains as her main presses. 

I was inspired by Sally at Wonky Patchwork and all the beautiful things she is churning out in the run up to the festive season. Seriously if you don’t read her blog already then go and check it out. Its great. She has the best ‘can do’ and ‘get up and go’ attitude and its contagious.

Also, bothering to put the walking foot on before quilting, and using a possibly unhealthy amount of spray glue – totally awesome.

One Comment

  1. sally says:

    Ahhh, what a lovely thing to say, thank you so much! I love those action shots of your little one in her gorgeous dress. I’m starting to get a bit more interested in making clothes, and dresses like that are exactly why – quirky and individual, nothing like you would find in a shop. And I’m really looking forward to seeing that quilt, it’s looking beautiful.

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October 21, 2014 Crafting