Tuesday, April 30, 2013

April finishes

Well, my goal this month was to complete 18 blocks for Emily's quilt.  And I did that, yay!!  My other goal was to list some items in my newly remodeled etsy shop, Sew Modern Love.  I listed a couple of things today and hopefully some more this week.  I really liked having some goals to work towards.  I'm already planning out my May goals:)

I'm linking up here:

A Lovely Year of Finishes

Sunday, April 7, 2013

April goal

I came across this blog that is hosting a lovely year of finishes.  I thought it might be fun to play along.  Basically, you set a monthly sewing/quilting goal and try to complete your goal.  They have prizes each month as a little motivator, that's always helpful:)  So this month, my goal is to get 18 of these 9-patch blocks sewn for Emily's quilt.  I've got 35 left so that would be about 1/2 of them done by the end of the month.  My other goal is to list some baby bibs in my etsy store.  It's been a long time since I've listed anything.  My sister, Kristine, who has a super cute etsy shop where she sells bowties, keeps trying to get me started so I think this month will be the month.  I've got quite a few baby bibs to make for friends so I'll just make some extras too.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Easter patchwork skirts

I wanted to make the girls some Easter skirts this year.  I have been eyeing this Marmalade fabric ever since it came out and I knew Easter skirts would be perfect in this bright, cheery fabric.  I kinda followed 2 different patterns. I followed this tutorial and this pattern (mostly for the bottom band of fabric, the waistband, and sizing info) that I had made before.  The girls love these type of skirts because they have that fun "twirl" factor.  Haley's is probably a size 8-10 and I did three layers of squares (24 squares on the front and the back.  Emily's is a size 5 and I did 2 layers of squares (14 on the front and on the back) and Katie's is a size 2 and I did 2 layers of squares (10 on the front and on the back). Here's what I started with:

Each of my girls picked out what color fabric they wanted for the skirtband and the bottom band of fabric.  Here's Haley's skirt that I finished up first:
and here are all of the girls together on Easter:
Doing their own poses (I think??)

Linking up to JoJo and Eloise, A Quilt Story, and Sew Much Ado