Good news…my younger sister recently visited haha, that’s not news. The news is that she was nice enough to bring some clothes she made for me (Yes my sister also sews!..she’s yet to catch the quilting fever though). While she was around, I had to suspend sewing because she monopolized my sewing space. No complaints there, she was only making me some more clothes…Happy days!
It’s was a lot of fun having her around. In addition to her company, I got to teach her some cool tricks I’ve learnt from quilting that could help in her sewing. For example, how to align print patterns for that nice finish (turns out some dressmakers are not that finicky!). Apparently, there is a whole lot more that goes into making a quilt than making a piece of clothing…I got to appreciate the difference between these two crafts. She tried to rekindle my desire for dressmaking and I might indulge a bit in the nearest future…just maybe!
You already know how important it is to photograph your quilt so you can proudly show off your lovely handwork right? Well as much as I hate being in front of the camera, when my sister insisted on a photo shoot for her new Instagram page @dbtfashionhouse, I didn’t have a choice but to oblige and here are a couple of the pictures we took.
In return, I made my her 2 appliqued T-shirts (I’m wearing one below), you know I enjoy making those. She ended up leaving with my smaller backup machine and some of my notions from my days of obsessing with fashion designing.
I went fabric shopping with her and I only bought myself 3 yards of solid black quilting fabric ( I promised my husband not to buy anymore quilting fabric till I reduce my stash!) However, I got to choose the fabrics for some of my dresses and some of the other fabrics were from my stash. Particularly the fabric used in the pant and the design for her T-shirt. That pattern is one of the Galaxy Stars from Amy Garro @13spools pattern bundle.
Don’t you just love that fabric? I recently discovered a store that sells these divinely soft African cotton print with very interesting patterns. I had bought 2 yards of the fabric to try in a quilt but obviously my sister had other ideas. Speaking of that fabric, they only sell a minimum of 2 yards and are rather pricey (considering the price of 2 yards can purchase 6 yards of the regular Ankara prints). I’ll get some more and try out in a quilt to decide if it’s worth my while though.
What do you think about my new clothings? I’m sure my sister would greatly appreciate the feedback. I’ve told her I love them, can’t wait to wear them all and am super proud of her!
In other news, I am participating in the 2017 New Quilt Bloggers Hop and it’s been fun learning more about quilting and blogging from fellow Quilters from around the world! I belong to Yvonne @quiltingjetgirl‘s hive and we are known as the Blooming Quilters hive. The blog hops started today and I’ve already enjoyed hopping through the blogs posting in my hive today – please take time to check them out. Be sure to return here next week Monday the 17th when it will be my turn on the hop.
Here are the members of my hive on the hop today:
- Jennifer @Inquiring Quilter
- Fi @living cloth
- Laura @Slice of Pi Quilts
- Bobbi @Snowy Days Quilting
- Amanda @Mommy’s Projects
If you have time, please visit the other co-hosts Leanne @she can quilt and Beth @Cooking Up Quilts as they introduce members of their hives today as well. As always, there is a ton of giveaways to win during these hops thanks to the generous sponsors. Below is the schedule for the rest of the hop:
2017 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop Schedule
- Blog Hop Week 1 – April 10th
- Blog Hop Week 2 – April 17th
- Blog Hop Week 3 – May 1st
- Blog Hop Week 4 – May 8th
Thanks for stopping by, it’s a new week so let’s make it pretty. Good luck with all your quilty plans and I look forward to reading about them.
P.S: That’s so many pictures of me in one post! It’ll be a while before this happens again 😄