Monday, June 30, 2014

Weekend Sewing

I guess I am continuing on my pink and orange kick with the fabrics I selected to make a dress for one of our granddaughters.  She turns four years old today and is a very “girly” girl who loves pinks and twirly dresses.

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Of course, I couldn’t stop there.  She has a very tattered “loved” little “Chi” monkey and I happened to find twin “Chis”.  All babies need their own quilts….right?

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The final pattern came out for the Row by Row QAL.  I wasn’t sure I was going to like it on my quilt, but decided that I might try it on one side and across the bottom.  I actually liked it better than I thought I would and am trying to decide whether I should do all sides or leave it wonky and only do it on two.  I added another row of sashing between the borders so it is currently 74x95” – plenty big in my opinion.  If I added the other two borders it will add another 10" in both length and width.  What do you think?  Does it look incomplete?

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28 comments:

Average Quilter said...

I like things balanced - so I vote for borders all around. Either way it is a great quilt top

Vroomans' Quilts said...

It did turn out to be a HUGE quilt. I went with their border, but wish I had just used a single wide print border instead.

Hilachas said...

Nice projects. I do love tht girly dress. I used to sew for my daughter all the time when she was young. Now I have four grandsons and they're not too excited about girly dresses. Love that quilt with borders on one side. I prefer things a little unbalalnced, goes with my personality, haha.

Exuberant Color said...

I thought it needed a border before that pieced border too. how about the striped border and just one row of bricks as border on the other 2 sides?

I'm glad there are still some girly girls left. That is the kind of dresses I made for my first granddaughter.

barbara woods said...

beautiful dress

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Love the girly dress! You have been busy! Your row quilt is beautiful, but I would add the other borders too. Have a great week!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

everything is adorable. Mary?...but I love that row quilt. fantastic border!!!!

Joyful Quilter said...

Cute dress! I like the border as is...adds a whimsical element having it just on two sides.

Wacky Woman said...

Cute dresses! I like the quilt off set; but, I like off set things in general.

Candace said...

I'm so jealous you get to sew for little girls, Mary ;>) I bet they have the cutest clothes from Gramma! I think the quilt is perfect with the two borders...gives it a great little bit of interest!
Cheers!

Lesley said...

The girly dress is adorable...just so precious. I love balance and structure, so I would probably do the borders on all sides, but it is a gorgeous quilt right now, so either would work!

JJ said...

I love the dress and your other projects. I am sure the granddaughter was tickled pink;)
I am all for balance, I think I would put on the other 2 borders.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

My granddaughter is girly too. She would love your dress, especially with the pretty how. And of course the twins and their blankies.
As for your quilt, I would like it without the borders, seems to take away from all your hard work on the rows. But that us just my 2 cents worth!

Barb said...

Wonderful dress and that quilt is to die for...just awesome!

Stephanie said...

Before I read the words I thought how much I love just the 2 borders on your quilt. So now you have my opinion! :o) Oh twirly girlie dresses are the best. Your granddaughter will be spinning with delight. Super cute monkey blankies.

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

Love the twirly dress! I hope you will share a photo of the twirly Girl when she wears it. Normally I am a symmetrical kind of quilter but I really like the way the quilt looks with just the two borders.......and it is definitely large enough!

em's scrapbag said...

Love the bow on the frilly little girl dress. She is going to love it!
I'm sure what ever you decide on the quilt will be lovely. It is beautiful!

Mdm Samm said...

How gorgeous that,dress is Mary....stunning and so very feminine...and I love the quilt design...I love the border as is...striking it is..

canuckquilter said...

I love the girly girl twirly dress! Lucky granddaughter :)

I usually go for balance, but I think I lean towards leaving the quilt as it is now. Either way it will be lovely.

Farm Quilter said...

Adorable dress for your granddaughter!!! I love your quilt just like it is!! Looks so modern - you know that modern quilts are not symmetrical, so if that is where you were going with this, it works! Some people can't handle asymmetrical, so you have to decide if you need symmetry or not. Personally, it looks ready to quilt to me!

Dora, the Quilter said...

I love it when little girls like girly clothes. And I think it's wonderful that you made doll quilts.

Also, I love the border you've put on this quilt. The black/white theme makes a perfect frame for it! It's quite refreshing!

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Talk about having some comments girl...LOL!!! Love the dress, I'd have been so tickled to wear it if I were a young girl. I still have the one dress my grandmother made for me for my 7th birthday :)

I know that quilt is huge....and it does look uneven....but if you are putting it on a bed against a wall...it will be great. I've honestly yet to see a quilt I didn't want to own....so just enjoy the process and let it be!

Smiles,
Kelly

antique quilter said...

this dress is just beautiful wow. Ok of course they have to have their own little quilt. made many of them for my girls when they were little for their dolls and beanie babies!
Kathie

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

You are so talented with a sewing machine, Mary! That dress is gorgeous! The little monkey reminds me of the mon-chi-chis from when I was a kid. Is that what they are?

I think the row by row looks amazing and with the rest of the border will look great!

Quilt Hollow said...

Great and cute dress! Oh gosh, I must vote needs borders.

Cathy Buel said...

I LOVE this quilt. I would leave it just as it is. It is very striking. Hugs

Ivory Spring said...

I actually like the quilt being off centered too... but that's neither here or there. ;O)

Love your other sewing projects!

Soma Acharya said...

Beautiful dress and such cute chi monkeys. A belated Very Happy Birthday to the little girl :)

-Soma