Friday, July 8, 2016

What's Cookin' Dolly?

Inspired by the fabric, I just had to do an apron for dolly. The pattern I used for the apron is from Simplicity Sewing Pattern 2761 .

As for the adorable retro baking fabric, I picked it up in a local fabric shop, it's Paddington's Party, "Baking Ingredients on light blue". The yellow and white dot fabric is part of "Isn't Christmas Jolly" by Mary Engelbreit.


I wonder what Kit will cook up in her new kitchen getup...

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Designing Quilt Blocks

Lately I've been inspired by basic 9-patch blocks and the endless possibilities they hold. Although I usually design my quilts in Adobe Illustrator, sometimes it's fun to be hands on. Thus, the creation of my quilt blocks... literal blocks.

Materials:
Sharpies
Wooden Cubes (they cost a whopping $2)


Design:
Nine patch blocks are comprised of nine units, laid out in three rows of three patches. Put together, you can make plenty of traditional block designs, or you can go with something more contemporary. Simply color the design with a Sharpie marker onto the sides of the wooden cubes.

There are plenty of other design options for your cube's sides besides the ones above, 
get creative and start designing your own quilt!



Happy Quilting!