Monday, November 5, 2012

Fall Quilt Retreat

My local guild had its fall quilt retreat the last weekend in October. It was nice to do some "mindless" sewing. I thought I'd work on some Christmas gifts for my new little granddaughters. (My son is marrying a wonderful woman with four children--a boy and three girls.) This is the first time I've had a chance to sew for little girls. (I've only had grandsons previous to this.) I started off with these little aprons for the girls. They are reversible.

One side...
Other side

One side...

Other side
I'm hoping the girls will like these. They were really fun to make. (If you'd like to make some for your special little people, check out my blog post about them here. They are #2 under "Other Projects.")

I also made some blocks for quilts for the girls.

Actually, my plan was to make diamond quilts (like the bottom of the picture). As you can see, though, I didn't make enough "reverse" blocks. I'll have to get busy on those here at home. I'm using a used dryer sheet as a foundation for the string piecing. I won't have to tear off the dryer sheets before putting the quilt together, because the dryer sheets are VERY light. I DID read about using the dryer sheets somewhere in cyberspace, but (for the life of me) I can't remember where.

I also worked on a table runner and got some hand quilting done on my "caged" bias series. I didn't get pictures of those, though. Are you working on Christmas gifts?



Quilt or Dye said...

Congratulations on all the new additions to your family!

Paula said...

Congrats on your growing family, love the aprons, Jessica made Jude an apron similar to these.

Deb Erwin said...

The aprons are cute! My granddaughters love the ones I did for them so I know your little ones will like those. LOVE the quilt you have started!