I have some photos to share with you from yesterday's activities but first of all some things I got done that I didn't take pictures of. 1. My window boxes are planted but they are not hung yet, I need help with that and then I will take a photo to share. 2. I cut out the pieces for a block of the month quilt that I signed up for in 2009, don't be too harsh, I am sure some of you have projects that you haven't gotten done that could be that old. I have made that project my hand work for treatment days. It is hand applique married with a pieced block. I have 4 more blocks to go and treatment day is coming up on Friday so I can knock out one. 3. I ran errands, to the bank, got my hair trimmed, stopped by and visited with friends from work. Overall, it was a very productive day.
On to the photos of what I created (or finished) yesterday. I finished up the table cloth that I shared, here are some detail photos of the quilting motifs. This is the background fill I used. I decided to do the orange peel motif as I thought it would recede into the background and let the feathered motifs stand out more than the checkerboard idea I had considered.
Here is the outside corner motif be sure to catch a look at the binding fabric. I used a bright yellow thread so it would show up on the hand dyed fabric.
Here is a photo of the completed piece.
This is what I enjoyed making the most. It is a dress made out of a vintage pillowcase. I made it for my grand daughter who is 2. I saw a pattern for this in one of the quilt shops we visited a couple of weeks ago and I knew I had just the right pillowcase waiting at home to make into this cute little summer dress. I had also seen a tutorial online on how to make this style dress so with 1 1/2 hours before I had to leave for my hair cut appointment yesterday I got it out and whipped it up. I would like to change out the sash for a prettier and softer ribbon that would make a floppier softer bow when tied. I will have to look for that but for now it has one that I made with my hand dyed fabric. I am going to wrap this up with a flower lei? (spelling)and give it to her so she can pretend she is going to Hawaii too.
Well, I have a lot to do today. I was praying about what to do to help out our Bible School since we won't be here for the actual week and I am going to go to Staples and get supplies that they can send to the school in Uganda that we are sponsoring through vacation Bible school.
Have a great day. Be thankful for someone in your life today that made or did something special for you as a child that you remember fondly. Feel free to share it too. I love to get comments and know that you enjoy these little snippets of my days.