Friday, July 10, 2015

Summer Dresses

Hello!

Are you enjoying Summer? I hope so!
I have been loving the sunshine, thunder storms, popsicles and flowers all around!

Also, some free time to sew! I made a dress for each of my 3 nieces.

I only have pictures of two though! Oops!

The pattern is the Sweetheart Dress from Very Shannon . She has the most adorable little girl dress patterns.







The skirt fabric for this next one I got at The Stitchin' Post in Sisters Oregon, during the annual Sisters Quilt Show. I couldn't resist it! It's too cute! The other fabrics and the HEART BUTTONS I got at Joann Fabrics. ♥






What have you been making this Summer? Do tell!

xo Marguerite

Monday, June 1, 2015

Free Printables from Pretty Wit!

Hello!
Just thought I'd show you a little sample of the free calenders that Pretty Wit are offering.
At the beginning of every month they post a new calender (or two!) on their blog.
I use them all the time. They're very pretty (and useful) on my desktop and they look fabulous in my room.
In fact I rarely take the old one down when the month is over. ;) And all the extra little tidbits of free printables and diy's are always fun to see and use!

http://prettywit.blogspot.com/search/label/Calendar%202015

June is here so get their newest free calender!

Happy Summer!

Aimee



Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Thursday, April 2, 2015

April Freebies from Pretty Wit!

Hello all!

Over at Pretty Wit, they just posted their "Frenchie" April 2015 Calendar!

http://prettywit.blogspot.com/2015/04/april-freebies.html

Head on over there for some other delicious freebies and tune in each month for your own free calendar page!

tootaloo!
Aimee


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Another finished quilt!

What?! Two finished quilts? I finished this pretty 60's quilt during a very lovely sewing weekend with my two fellow spinsters and our very good friend Anna of The Willow Nest!


We were given this quilt top a few years ago and I finally decided to finish it! I love this quilt to pieces (pun very much intended). It's filled with so many pretty fabrics and it's so bright and cheerful without being too dated. Ooh, AND I finally got to use the beautiful vintage sheet that I won in a giveaway several years ago to back it! I love the result!

 The next three photos are of my three favorite fabrics in the quilt.




 I had to cut one row of squares off of the finished top so that it would fit the vintage sheet I wanted to use for the back. I didn't want the strip to go to waste so I cut it in half  and added it to two of the corners on the binding.  The rest of the binding is a yellow gingham!






It's super cozy and warm!
♥Genevieve

Sunday, March 29, 2015

My Irish Chain Quilt

I recently finished a quilt that has been in the works for oh...4 or 5 years maybe? It is an Irish Chain pattern I found in a book called Big Book of Scrap Quilts. The pattern is called Jenny's Flower Garden. I used all scraps from my stash including scraps from a civil war ball gown, a failed green linen dress project,  a button up shirt, a pair of pajamas, a baby quilt and other random scraps from my stash! It feels so good to use up so many! Here are a few pictures for your viewing pleasure.


The whole thing is machine quilted in a diagonal pattern with PURPLE quilting thread! In each white square I hand quilted these pretty flowers. Honestly, I think the hand quilting was my favorite part of the process.

It is bound in scraps from my Civil War Ballgown!



And here is the back. A pieced together back with a bunch of  pastel scraps and muslin from my stash!


 I have to say I didn't enjoy making this quilt as much as I thought I would. There were just too many little corners that had to match up with each other. That is why it's so small. Originally I was going to make it at least a double size but I ran out of steam and ambition. That being said, I really love the finished quilt and I'm so glad that I stuck with it and finished it.
♥Genevieve

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Free 2015 Calender and Freebies at Pretty Wit!


  Pretty Wit will be giving you a FREE 2015 Calendar Page for each month this year!
{also a bunch of other freebies and DIY's that make the perfect gifts, gift toppers, and envelope stuffers}

There is no specific theme for the year {because who can stick to one theme for an entire year?} There's a little bit of vintage, films, Paris, and just plain pretty! 

Here's a bit of
-what's already been-
http://prettywit.blogspot.com/search/label/Calendar%202015
and a sneak peak at some
-surprises to come-
http://prettywit.blogspot.com/search/label/Calendar%202015

Please visit Pretty Wit to download your Free 2015 Calender for March and enjoy all the goodies!
 
Don't miss the coming months!

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Aimee