Wednesday, February 26, 2014

A Little of This and That

I have taken a detour from sewing on quilting cotton to make a dress for a Roaring 20's party this weekend.  This is slippery, silky polyester that sheds worse than cotton and was a pain to work with!  I am quite sure that this dress would not make the costume cut for Downton Abbey (side bar:   not really happy with how the season ended, but thankfully not the drama of last year's season end!).   I will try to get pictures of my husband and I in our 20's attire!
 I am sure you have heard of Little Island Quilting's project to make quilts for former street children in Mexico City.  She is taking 12.5" quilted blocks of any kind and sewing them together into quilts for the children.  So with all my scraps I thought I should be able to put together a few blocks quickly.   These blocks are off in the mail to a little island.

 This block was how I learned about how to set up your printer correctly for printing paper piecing patterns.  Oops.

 I have started a quilt that will be a contribution to a silent auction for an organization that is very special to me.   I am hoping my choice of neutral colors will increase its value in the auction.

And then everything had to stop for an "emergency" project for my husband.  I will have a little finish to show you soon on this.
And finally, just because...

Linking up with Lorna's  Let's Bee Social and Lee's WIP Wednesday parties!


  1. Kathy your blocks are perfect for the children. Have a fun weekend...

  2. Oooo, la la! Can't wait to see that dress! Your quilt blocks look great. What a wonderfully deserving charity to donate them to! I am curious to see your emergency project, too!

  3. I just love all of these blocks. So much fun for some deserving child. Your dress looks like it will be comfortable and worthy of the best dressed at this flapper party!

  4. Your dress fabric is gorgeous, can't wait to see it! Your scraps and orphan blocks have turned out so well.

  5. Wonderful blocks, that fabric is just SEW perfect for a little kid!!! And you made so many blocks, Fabulous!!!!!!!!!
    The paper pieced block is gorgeous! Your other projects look very tempting, can't waot to see the results.

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  6. Lots of creative goodness at your place this week! Your fabric combinations in the first photo is wonderful. Love your paper piecing block.

  7. You have been super busy. Love the blocks you sent and I am sure the other projects are going to be great..they look interesting.

  8. Fun blocks! I'm intrigued by your fabrics for the auction quilt - I look forward to seeing it all finished!

  9. Awww, love the 'Happiness is a warm blanket' blocks. Your blocks look great, love the quilting.

  10. Such fun donation blocks! I did some slab blocks for the Albertan flood relief quilt charity and it's such a fun and rewarding contribution to someone's life.

    I also absolutely love your circle of geese block. I have this one sitting ready to go on my sewing table right now. Beautiful quilting on it - great inspiration; thanks!


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