Wednesday, March 7, 2012


New and Completed

Had to throw in a new project since 'Zoe' is turning 2 today! I used an 'Amy Butler' pattern, but did not make the pockets or the belt. I used Michael Miller's laminated fabric for the outside, and some fleece scraps for lining the bodice and hood, and other fun polka dot (kind of) coordinating cotton fabric from my stash for the arms. I discovered my old Pfaff machine, had the appropriate teflon foot. I wanted to use 12 wt Aurifil for the top stitching, but didn't have the appropriate needle. I made it work with a quilting needle (just a few thread breaks to deal with, but I got it made). It went together quite easily with these modifications. I did trim the fleece lining at the hemline so that it didn't have to be folded over in the seam. The sleeves are so small that I couldn't fit them underneath my sewing machine, so had to work carefully to get the hem sewn. I also learned of Babyville Boutique's snaps while at Sew Expo in Puyallup last Friday and was able to pick them up at their store on Sunday morning and used those for the closures. Super easy to adhere to the coat, even through the fleece.
 She loved it! Her first words, just seeing the fabric while I was making it--"CUTE!" At her party, I had her put it on so I could get some photos, her parents had a hard time getting it off of her.

2012 finish #9 !!

  • EQ7 BOM Layout--did you see my previous post, I WON!!!!! Working on the prairie point piped binding now.
Also awaiting quilting:
  • WWVQG 2006 Basket BOM (Since I won Quilting Gallery's contest last weekend, I won't be pushing to get this done for this week's "Baskets" themed contest. Definitely participate or at least check them out and vote, regardless!
'Til Next Time
  • Alaska 2007 Shop Hop
  • Out of the Darkness  Skill Builder Sampler Blocks
  • Rose of Sharon Bird Block
  • Oddie's Wild Nature (O.W.N.)
  • McCall's Mystery - Part 3 --waiting for pattern!
  • Snowflake/Blizzard Quilt
  • Irena Bluhm coloring samples
2012 STATS
Completed: 9
In Progress: 10
To start: 3 (Peace Park, Shop Hop the Blues 2007 & 2009)
Are you going to Ireland in June? New pricing available for the 'tour' only, i.e. do you have miles you can use to get there? Join me!! Pay by check by March 7 and get a 3% discount.
More WIPs at the linkup on Lee's Freshly Pieced blog. Happy WIPping ;-)

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