Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A Good Sewing Week

It has been a good sewing week for me.  I've had a bit of free time which is always welcome.  Of course I have to bribe myself A LOT these days.  A promise of some quality time in the sewing room IF I will clean this closet or that seems to get the chores done around here.  I surely wish that little cleaning elf would show up at my house.

I managed to get my table topper made with the patriotic fabrics that I won from Inchworm Fabrics.  I  used a pattern that I had seen on the internet and it said it was from Artthreads





It went up quickly and I really enjoy the way it turned out.  I would recommend using biased binding with all of the curves.  I did and it worked beautifully.  The red and blue decorative stitching is just one of the stitches on the sewing machine.  Thanks to Cherry for all the wonderful advice about starching the fabric WELL before doing the applique.  It sewed up beautifully.  She is the queen of detailed applique work.

Sunday was a baby shower for our DIL and I always enjoy throwing a few burp cloths in with the baby gifts.  They are constructed with flannel so are soft for the baby's face too.  Can you tell that the sex of the baby is not known? 

Nice shadow of the camera!!!!!
I continue to work on my It Takes 2 blocks.  This series called for two airplane blocks, but I did just one and then did a contrasting Ohio Star pattern instead.


This weekend is a birthday for one of the granddaughters.  She will be two years old so I made her a simple summer dress.  I LOVE this DS fabric and I think it made up really cute as a dress and bloomers.


Today is another granddaughter birthday.  We are invited for dinner tonight and I am bringing the cake so best get myself going and get it made.

Four of the girls will come home with us tonight for a sleepover and we will make bread and more strawberry jam tomorrow.

I know a few of my followers are in the fire area of Colorado and a few more  in the flooding from Debbie.  Please stay safe and know that we are all thinking about you and keeping you in our prayers.

33 comments:

Joyful Quilter said...

You have been busy. Love the 4th table topper and the summer dress and bloomers are too cute! But I love love love the large block of your It Takes 2...can't wait to see that quilt done.

Hilachas said...

That's a lovely firecracker table topper and just in time for Independence Day. WTG! I love the little dress and bloomers. I used to make those when my daughter was small. Now I just quilt. Your Takes 2 is coming along great too. Have fun with your grandchildren.

palmtreefanatic said...

woweee!BUSY!!! love it all! You are so amazing!!!!

Susan said...

I call that a good sewing week too! Enjoy the sleepover tonight!

Lynne said...

Some lovely items there. My favourite is the burp cloth, top right!

Vivian said...

Adorable! Love the dress and bloomers, and I can imagine a little gal running and playing and looking cute as can be wearing grandma's creation.
And your July 4th table topper is great. Your fancy stitching and the curved border and binding are so unique, not fast and easy. That makes this is a very special project.

Notjustnat said...

It's nice to have a good sewing week. Your It Takes 2 blocks are looking great. I have been following Kim too. Enjoy the rest of your week.
Hugs
Nat

Maria said...

You did have a good sewing week.. The table topper looks great.
Love the sayings on the burp clothes too.
Your blocks are coming along nicely and I would love to see a photo of the little one in her pretty dress and blooomers.
Enjoy the GDs. Such fun to cook together.

Jennifer Rodriguez said...

Love, love the firework topper! I am going to check the pattern out - so lovely!

Stephanie said...

What a terrific little patriotic table topper. Those dresses are adorable. Sounds like you're in for some fun with the girls! I love the Aunt Edna fabric in the dresses. I'm nearly finished with a project using it.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I made some burp cloths for my daughter out of flannel and she loved them. I didn't have any way to machine embroidery the cute little sayings like you did ... that made yours over the top cute!

Carrie P. said...

the table topper is so great. love that stripe binding.

nancygrayce said...

I love that table topper! I guess since I don't sew that wouldn't be good motivation for me to clean! :) I do so need a motivator because the cleaning elf isn't stopping by here either!

Sharon said...

I love the table topper. It turned out really cute.
I am like you I need a little push to get other things done.
I think your burp cloths are so adorable.
I am finally getting around to visiting but it busy times.

Foolish Feathers said...

I love both your firecracker table Topper and that super cute dress/bloomers set! Very nicely done and way to go!

supermomnocape said...

Oh so many pretty things. I really like the 4th of July table runner and the sayings on the burb clothes are so cute.

Fiesta said...

Oh, I love love your toppers. I am working on some but definetly not as cute as those. Nice job!

Kathryn D. Duke said...

Busy...YES !!! Love your table topper and your decorative machine fireworks...cute little airplane block too!!

ENJOY the fourth with your family!!
Kathy

Em said...

Holy FUN! I want to come and make jam and sew w u!!!! Love the firework rocketting out to all of us in Blogland. Happy 4th, em

Connie said...

You really made some beautiful projects......your house must be sparkling clean by now! Cute little outfit for your grand daughter! Thanks for sharing.
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lindsey said...

You have been so busy and I love your table topper!

lindsey said...

You have been so busy and I love your table topper!

╰☆╮ Barb ╰☆╮ said...

What a neat table topper for the 4th! And all your other projects are great as well.

JJ said...

Your table topper turned out so cute. I didn't mine done. To much company.

Cherry said...

Wow, you have been a busy little bee... love the table topper made with the patriotic fabrics - now I want that one too, lol... and the Takes 2 blocks are beautiful. Love the fabrics you used for the cute little outfit. Thanks for inspiring me! Ü

Mrs.Pickles said...

wow lovely work!

Ivory Spring said...

Mary, every single one of those sewing projects is BEAUTIFUL! That outfit is toooooo cute.

Have a lovely weekend ahead. :)

Hugs.

Michelle said...

Looks like you're having fun! I love the fireworks.

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

What a wonderful post, Mary....love the fire-crackers on the table topper....that decorative stitch is one of my favorites that comes on my sewing machine. And I am so proud of the way you are keeping up with the Just Takes2.....I am still downloading the patterns but that's about it....and, yes, the little dress is adorable.....I never had any daughters and now, no granddaughters...yet.....but I do enjoy quilting and creating totes and such.........

Teresa in Music City said...

Wow! I just love your patriotic table-topper! That stripe binding grabs the attention immediately, but my favorite part is the way you used the decorative stitches - great details! I may have to try to do one of these :*)

Dandelion Quilts said...

Cute patriotic topper, great binding choice. Love the dress, love it! So cute.

Talin's Corner said...

That table topper is wonderful. I just love it. Are those stars embroidered by hand or machine?

Carole said...

Lovely patriotic table topper! Too cute! Oh and that dress, adorable. I do not sew, somehow it puts me in a bad mood! lol But, I'm working on it. Such a lovely family you have! Precious! Thanks for sharing! Cheers!