Friday, October 4, 2013

Back to Quilting!


After a detour through the land of the American Girl doll, I am back to quilting a lot more.  I mostly work on Project Linus quilts at home and have joined a big group called Quilts of Valor of Eastern Missouri where we quilt around frames. I hope this little cutie will appeal to a young horse lover.

How about these cute dogs from the Fat Cat Patterns site?  Sindy Rodenmayer, my favorite applique designer, has a free block of the month series going with new patterns twice a month.
These last two quilts round out the group that I'll be delivering to Mercy Children's Hospital, with prayers for them to go to the right kids.


Sunday, March 10, 2013

American Girl Doll Clothes

I've made a change of direction since my granddaughters got their American Girl dolls for Christmas.  Considering the price of the AG brand clothes, there is a big incentive for me to make clothes, and I have so many scraps from quilting.  Here are some of the things I've made, modeled by Ruthie and Kit.

Look what was left over from making jungle-themed quilts!  The girls said these prints are right in style.

I think that piece of trim on the Disney princess dress is about 25 years old!  The dress on the right is made from scraps from one granddaughter's quilt back.

The red skirt is tight on Ruthie!  If you see that pattern online, make it a little bigger. 
These are all made from quilting scraps.

Ruthie's summer pajamas were made from a clearance Hello Kitty underwear set from Wal-Mart.  I cut the pants with the waistband intact and cut the top with the cami's hemline intact.  Kit is wearing flare jeans--didn't we call them bell bottoms?

More quilting scraps--why are the scrap boxes still full?
This jean jacket is my favorite piece!  I bought a piece of very lightweight denim.

Look what was left from the "Under the Sea" quilt.

I love these cargo pants but had to buy the twill fabric.  I knitted the sweaters from leftover sock yarn.

Most of these clothes were made from patterns I found by searching for "free patterns for American Girl doll clothes".  The jean jacket, jeans, cargo pants, and flannel pajamas were made from patterns from this book.