More Little Girl Dresses

My little princess is in hog heaven with all these new dresses.  I just love this pattern, and now that I am comfortable making the pattern, I’ve changed it up just a bit to better fit Ellie.


Fabrics: Amy Butler Midwest Modern 2 and Sandi Henderson Farmer’s Market



Fabrics: Amy Butler Midwest Modern 2


Little Girl Dress

I bought the sweetest little girl dress pattern from Frog Legs and Ponytails called the Caroline Dress.  Last weekend my  mom came to visit, and I took the opportunity to get some sewing lessons from her.  My mom is a great sewer, and to be honest, I don’t have the patience for garment sewing…I much prefer quilting.  Anyway, with my confidence growing I was determined to complete this dress to prove to myself that I indeed can sew a garment.

While Steve slept in for Father’s Day, I decided that this morning would be the morning I would attempt to make this dress–all by myself.  Three hours later, much to the delight of my little princess Ellie, I actually completed this dress, and I think it looks awesome!!!

I hope I made my mom proud! 🙂






Ellie Fun Quilt Top

The Ellie Fun quilt top is now done, and I love it.  The elephants are just adorable.  The pattern was pretty simple, and it didn’t take long to piece.  Now I have to figure out what color thread to use for the actual quilting.  Any ideas?





I pieced the back with all the leftover fabric and bit from my stash, and I love how the back turned out.

Rocqua Rhythm Quilt Top

I got my Rocqua Rhythm quilt top done today.  The fabric is Farmer’s Market by Sandi Henderson for Michael Miller, and the pattern is Cubic Rhythm from the Spring 2009 issue of Quilts and More.

It’s bright and cheery, although I do wish that I had made 3 blocks of the cherries and put those on the diagonal…note to self, need to get a design wall set up.  I still think it looks great and is the type of quilt to put a smile on your face.  Now I just need to piece the backing and I will put this one in the cue to get quilted.


Ellie Fun Fabric

I saw this elephant fabric at my local quilt shop, and I thought it was adorable.  I took a quilting class this past Saturday and it was all about using the trendy conversational prints that are so popular these days.  Since I loved the elephants so, I chose the elephants as my focus fabric.  I’m going to name this quilt “Ellie Fun” because my daughter’s name is Ellie and that just happens to be the name of the elephant fabric line (the elephants, red with flowers and hearts, and the floral are all Ellie Fun by Karen Neuburger for Quilting Treasures)!  Too cute 🙂


Rocqua Rhythm Blocks

I got my Sandi Henderson Farmer’s Market fabric cut and organized on Monday, and while it rained outside today, I sewed up the blocks:


Block 1


Block 2


Block 3

Now I need to sew the blocks together and sew the borders on.

New Fabric–Farmer’s Market

I’ve been itching to use this fabric ever since I bought it a few months ago.  I keep meaning to get started, but every evening something seems to come up.  Hopefully tonight I’ll be able to cut the fabric.  Love, love, love Sandi Henderson’s Farmer’s Market line.