Saturday, April 6, 2013

1880s Day Dress

My love for fabrics from the 1800s dresses and/or quilts have always captivated me.  And, now, I have made one that is for sale.  Yep, for sale.  I opened up an Etsy Shop and it is my very first item for sale.

I made one about ten years ago and have cherished it and wanted so much to make more, but, can't keep everything I make and, so, that's why I'm offering it up for sale.  Take a look....

Here's link to Etsy Shop....DiannaInEtsy

Also, I have a link to the dress pattern here at Past Patterns.  I have always loved this pattern and I'm hoping to get to make more of these for sale in the future.  Maybe you can make one too, or, check out Saundra's other patterns.  She is really good at what she does and very authentic.  If you go, tell her you got the link from my page...okay?  Thanks :)

1880s Day Dress
Out of the wind :)
Close-up of buttons (23)


Back of dress
Inside Bodice



Thursday, April 4, 2013

Folk Art America by Pat Sloan

Recently, I ran across blocks I made at Quakertown Quilts many years back now, at the beginning of my quilting adventure.  And, then, Pat Sloan came to town to at a local quilt guild meeting and I got to meet her!  Finally, after admiring everything she puts on facebook and her blog.  So, here is the finished product...

You can purchase her pattern at this link..... Folk Art America 



I did this using a Zig-Zag for my machine applique because my Jamone didn't have a button-hole stitch.   But, it is still so precious...




And, I was able to talk my kids into coloring a few blocks.....

I'm going to add these to the back of the quilt.  Funny, they both picked the house block to color.  I think our little house has meant a lot to both of them.