Thursday, November 10, 2011

In the Sewing Room

The beginning of this week brought more rain for us here in Missouri (2 additional inches!), and the cozy days indoors were enjoyed by Leah and I up in our sewing room . . . accompanied by the whir of the sewing machine, the snip of scissors, and southern gospel music playing in the background. Leah was working more on her quilt . . .

All that is left on it is the binding . . . it's coming together so nicely!

Leah sewing the binding around the edges of the quilt, and now that she is finished with that, next comes a lot of handsewing

And I was busy making more dolls and doll clothing for my Etsy shop, including these . . .


Tomorrow it will be warmer, drier, and less windy out, so I think the sewing projects are going to be set aside for a time as we help Dad work more on the fence!

14 comments:

  1. The quilt looks really good and the doll clothes are adorable :)


    God Bless,

    Ashley-Joy

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  2. Leah's quilt looks lovely and I like the fabric I'm seeing for your doll clothing. :-)
    God bless,

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  3. Oh Leah's quilt looks great! :o) I hope we can see the finished product! :o) Love the doll clothes! ;o) Do you make special order dolls? ;o)

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  4. some day I hope to have time to get to do these things. right now the Lord has be helping my husband outside the home. Beautiful quilt! and such detailed doll clothes!

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  5. It's so nice to have a day when you can settle down to some sewing. I love the look of Leah's quilt. Some dolly is going to look so pretty in your designs!

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  6. You both did great jobs on your sewing projects. The quilt looks wonderful and the doll dresses look pretty. I love them. Have a great day. God bless. Dorinda

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  7. Thank you, Ashley-Joy! :)

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  8. Thank you, Mrs. Anne! All of those fabrics were found in the scrap pile :) . . . that’s one thing that is nice about the doll dresses – it doesn’t take much fabric to make them!

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  9. I think so, too, Nabila! I will be sure to share a photo once it is finished. :) And yes, I do make special order dolls. In fact, the past several ones that I have made were all custom orders. They are fun to do!

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  10. I hope you have the opportunity to sometime, Monica! What a blessing, though, for your husband to have your willing service outside of the home to help him right now. It’s always so encouraging to hear things like that!

    Thank you for your kind words!

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  11. It is, Elizabeth! I am really liking how Leah’s quilt looks as well. Our denim scrap pile has grown considerably since she made this so we just might be making another one! And thank you for your comment about the dolls. :)

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  12. Thank you, Dorinda! :) I hope that you have a great rest of the day as well!

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  13. Oh, Leah's quilt looks so nice! I love denim, and I really like seeing it in a quilt! What did she use for the backing? And what did she use to bind it with (I mean, did she make her own binding, or use a purchased one)?

    I found the box full of denim squares I started cutting out for Ian's quilt a few days ago (as I was looking through some stored boxes in the garage), and it made me really want to get it out and just sew it up real quick! I have a very large piece of flannel that I was thinking of using for the back, but I was just wondering what you used. I wasn't planning to use any batting because I didn't want it to be too heavy, but I'm still undecided about that.

    Love your little doll clothes, too! The fabrics you chose are so sweet!

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  14. Thank you for your comment, Joy! I really like how the denim looks in a quilt as well. For this quilt, Leah used a cotton backing, and then made her own binding. (It’s really simple and if you would like, I could e-mail you how we do it.)

    Flannel would make a wonderful backing to Ian’s quilt! Leah about used that, but then thought that for her, the quilt might end up being to warm then. The batting that Leah used was a polyester one and is very light, but it added a nice loft and feel to the quilt. A cotton batting would probably be heavier, though. Have fun working on Ian’s quilt!

    And thank you for your kind words about the doll clothes. :)

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