11 May 2009

Quilt-a-long: two weeks down

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The one-a-day, 9-patch, quilt-a-long is two weeks old already ...

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... and somehow I've managed to keep up! I think my red/green Christmas quilt will be pretty darn cute when it's completed. I'm still planning to sash each block in white. We'll continue to make one block a day until mid-summer, when we'll each have enough for a quilt top.

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My Amy Butler Barcelona Skirt is finished ... and it fits great. I'm going to wear it and take photos of it on me tomorrow (so check back Tuesday for photos). I made a small substitution to the pattern - button and elastic loop for hook/eye closure. Walmart didn't have any hook/eyes so I made do with what I had at home. I actually like the little red accent - it was one of my Great Grandma Dolly's vintage buttons and I'll think of her whenever I wear it. Grandma Dolly always wore red, so it's pretty special that I have a red button on my new favorite skirt.

It feels very fancy to have the lining on the skirt. I almost left it off but I'm really glad I included it. I used Joann's (super affordable) quilters cotton for the lining and it's surprisingly soft on my skin.

4 comments:

ReNay said...

Grandma Dolly would love the skirt!
Mom

Stephanie D. said...

I've never made a lined skirt before--was it difficult? It's cute!

Cheryl Arkison said...

That quilt will be wonderful, such a good plan for it.

I looked at that pattern this weekend and thought of you. But the hidden zipper - any kind of zipper - scares me.

Bison Girl said...

The skirt was super easy - lining, invisible zipper and all! Seriously, the zipper was a piece of cake. Maybe I should post a how-to? hmm ... I'll have to look into doing that when I make skirt #2.

Thanks for all the kind complements!