Way back in January one of the resolutions I made to myself was that I would sew at least one garment per month. The amount of fabric and sewing supplies I have merit at least that amount of attention. So far, I’ve managed to keep this resolution. Until this month. However, there has been sewing.
What you’re looking at is a quilt top for my lovely daughter. See, I inadvertently made a quilt for my son out of fabric that my Mom had left when she passed. Soon after it was finished, my daughter asked if I could do the same for her. In the stash of my Mom’s fabric, she pulled out this amazing Victorian lady fashions fabric. Naturally, she is a girl after my heart. Also in the stash was fat quarters of amazing civil war reproductions that seemed to fit the theme.
I had to find a good pattern to showcase the ladies and the repro fabric. Funnily enough, that perfect pattern came in the form of The Practical Guide to Patchwork by Elizabeth Hartman (a wonderful book if you are new to patchwork or just love fun modern patterns!). I used her “Small Plates” pattern because I could fussy cut the beautiful lady fabric and sort of frame them with the civil war repro fabric. What do you think?
You get the idea. There are some beautiful fashions on this fabric; I had a hard time cutting some of the ladies in two! Most importantly, my daughter is delighted and can’t wait for me to finish now that it seems fall is definitely in the air here. I went to the quilt shop the other day and found the most perfect sashing and backing fabric. Observe:
I don’t know why this came out sideways as the file is in my computer the correct way. Isn’t it lovely though? And so perfect! I’ll be working on finishing this up over my long (very long, I took off Tuesday as well!) weekend! I definitely want to finish it before we move! Today though, we are going to the fair! I’m so excited to see the animals, eat terrible food, and look at the knitting.
What are you up to this weekend?