Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Apple Core Quilt Finished

I finally got this to my MIL and can now show all of you!  If you recall from an earlier post, I used vintage fabrics my MIL gave me that belonged to her mom and grandmother.  She loved it!

I have to give a huge shout out to The Quilting Gypsy, Lynette Edens, for a great job on quilting it for me.
And from the back.  Don't you love her choice.  She had creative license on the pattern.  I love what she chose.
I had all of our initials monogrammed on the back along with the month and year I finished it.  I also made a quilt label but didn't get a pic of that.

I love how this turned out, and I hope she will get much use from it.

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

McCall's 4060 Ladies Shorts

I used this pattern quite a bit for Christmas this year.  I couldn't post this pair until after Christmas since they were for my DD and she reads my blog.  This is a really bright orange cotton fabric I found at Joann's and loved it.  I had the white dot fabric left over from another project as well as the ribbon.  I thought they all went quite well together.

As usual, I shortened the length considerably then added the ruffle to the legs.  If I recall correctly, I shortened by 4".  I also shortened the waist, since she likes to wear them lower on the hips.  These really sit high up on the waist.  I shortened by 3" at first then took off another 2.5" to add the top band.  Again, I'm going by memory, and that is dangerous. :)

I hope your Christmas and New Year's holidays were fantastic!

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