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Hannah has been working on this quilt for a couple of years. She started by choosing two fabrics. I cut squares and drew stitching lines and showed her how to stitch. She would stitch for a while and then want a break. We would forget about her handwork for months at a time. But it was always eventually brought back out. About two weeks ago she finished stitching the patches together. I showed her how to sandwich a quilt by taping the backing taught to the top of a table, layering on batting, then the front. She sat in my lap while we machine quilted and bound her quilt. I’m disappointed with our choice of quilting thread – which is the fault of the sewing machine sales-lady at the fabric store.
Hannah says this quilt belongs to her favorite stuffed horse, Grace. (Named after her grandfather’s horse.)
Ruth has now begun her own. Maybe in a couple of years I’ll show you her finished quilt.
When they start doing their own hair.
I finished this dress last week and just managed to get a picture today. This is for my 6-year old. I made a size 3, lengthened, and it fits perfectly. (Pattern sizes don’t run like ready-to-wear, and my children are built like their parents – they could hide behind a fence rail.) The print is from JoAnn and the solid is broadcloth, also from JoAnn. The pattern is Simplicity 4251. I made the capris in the print for bloomers. And I also made a matching purse, which missed the photo shoot.
I finished this little dress this afternoon. The fabric was from stash and was given to me. I bought the appliques and lace for this project. The pattern is Simplicity 4107. I will use the gauchos from the same pattern as bloomers. I hope to finish them tonight or tomorrow.