Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Anna Dress

Recently, my friend, Linda, her daughter, Megan, and I took a dress class at the Finch Sewing Studio in Leesburg, Virginia.  The three of us, plus two others, spent a delightful day making a dress.  The class was taught by the owner of the Finch, the incomparable Nicole.  She knows everything there is to know about sewing.  The pattern we used was the Anna Dress.  It comes in a short and a long version, with two different necklines and an optional slit up the front of the maxi version.  I am so pleased with the way my dress came out.  What a great day!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Doll Quilt Swap

I recently participated in my first quilt swap.  It was a doll quilt swap organized by Lori of Humble Quilts.  We had about a month to make a doll quilt using Civil War reproduction fabrics.  I was in!

I have many doll quilts and enjoy making them because they're a "quick fix." They don't require much in the way of time or fabric but they allow you to try out different patterns.  No, I don't play with dolls anymore but I use the little quilts to decorate my house.

The top quilt is the one I made and is en route to its recipient if it hasn't already arrived.  The bottom quilt is the one I received from a different quilter and I am delighted with it!

Check out Lori's blog to see other photos of the doll quilt swap.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Fabric Bowl

I had so much fun at the MidAtlantic Modern Retreat in Lancaster, PA, last weekend.  Spending 3 1/2 days with like-minded friends and sewing until midnight is my idea of pure bliss!

There were some workshops and participatory projects but mostly it was open sewing.  I tackled some WIPs and made a few fun items like this fabric bowl.  More details and photos to come.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Mid Atlantic Modern Retreat

I am at the Mid Atlantic Modern Retreat in Lancaster, Pa, for 4 days of quilting fun.  Follow me @anneelizzy on Instagram to see what I'm up to!