Sewing projects

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Saturday was one of those rare days when I was actually able to get some sewing done.

First, I made Anna a new gown. Her pajamas are too warm for summer and she’s about to outgrow them anyway. The fabric is a very delicate knit with pastel stripes – Stephen’s grandma gave it to me not long ago specifically for Anna.

Baby gown

Later I was able to start some pillow shams. The throw pillows on our couch are starting to look awful. I figured some new covers would be enough, rather than completely replacing the pillows. Here’s what I have done so far. They need a border before I actually make them into shams, but at least I was able to get a little bit done.

pillow sham
This one I used all the music-themed fabrics.

pillow sham
This one is my favorite. It’s quite a bit busier than I realized when I laid out the squares, but that’s ok. One day I’d like to make a quilt out of only blues and whites. . .I think that would be so pretty.

Instead of cutting any new fabric (or scraps, for that matter), I used squares left over from the first quilt I ever made. I couldn’t find where I’d shared a picture of the quilt here before, so here’s a picture I took of it years ago.

First quilt

There were enough squares left from that quilt to use for this one:
Starflower quilt
(You can see another photo of the quilt top here)

It’s funny how many different projects I’ve made out of those squares. There’s quite a few more left too, but I don’t have specific plans for them yet.

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4 thoughts on “Sewing projects”

  1. I’m amazed at how much a person can do with just a little bit of fabric! I had always thought it took a whole bunch of fabric to make anything nice, but I’m finding that’s not true. I love your squares. The red, green, and gold would be great at Christmas, and the blues and whites are so nice and cool, even though it’s busy. I’m thinking the sashing around them will settle them down a little. And that sweet little gown! So cute!

    1. Thank you, Susan. Your recent quilting posts have encouraged me to work more on my own quilting. I’d like to start the quilt like yours, but discovered I don’t have enough fabric for it yet. That’s ok – it’s not like fabric shopping is a huge chore!

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