This was a wonderful idea. Pattern purchased from an Etsy account which arrived in record time. Fabric. And zipper purchased at Joann's. Then I cut out pattern and fabric. I ran out of time before said granddaughter's birthday to finish the dress so here we are a month later and the dresses are finished.
Here is my latest project. Love the versatility of this bag. It has already found a new loving home.
Inspired by the Quiltsmart Midi bag. Love the grommets and one piece handle. The way this is made it could actually be used as shown or the inside out. The handle can be used long or doubled. The square bottom makes is perfect for stuffing it with anything you want.
I purchased the kit at a porch sale in Florida from a Canadian. The pattern copyright is 2001 Cindi Van Hurk for Chappell House Designs., Lincoln, MI. Looks like it was purchased from a quilt shop called "Loose Threads". I found two references to shops called Loose Threads. One in Southern IN and one in TN. just thought it was interesting how projects move throughout the country and through quilters stashes before they are finished.
This one has only been in my stash a few weeks. I used my embroidery machine to add the wording.
Stars and wording are in muslin blocks. I used fusible appliqué and then added stitch in the ditch as well as a blanket stitch around the stars.
I added batting, a white tone on tone backing, and the white star in blue binding.
I included a sleeve in the back so this piece can be hung just placed on a table.
God Bless America. May we put Him first in our lives.
Saw this pattern last night called Wonky Tiles in Fons and Porter's Winter 2013 Easy Quilts. Designed by Christine Stainbrook. Her pattern was appliquéd blocks on a solid background and done in Cuddle fabrics. However , I "saw" my happy giraffes and I had just enough fabric to piece the giraffe blocks with sashing.
So this is the beginning of a Happy Giraffe No. 3.