Easter Eggstravaganza in McCall’s Quilting March/April 2018

Fabric Box Giveaway Winners & More Here we go… Box #1: Ellen Callo; Box #2: Melody Lutz!  Congratulations, Ladies!!  You will be receiving an email on how to proceed! :) THANK YOU ALL – for being so willing to help me destash! I am in the process of cleaning out more things.  I just don’t know why, but my stash is ever growing, haha!  I will be posting more giveaways next week.  Stay tuned!! Editorial Feature You remember being introduced to Marmalade the pot belly bunny? marmalades-merriment1 img_5020 This little stitchery wallhanging project featuring Marmalade is a free project I developed to support the embroidery floss collection I curated for Aurifil.  You can order Marmalade Meadows here. marmalade-meadows marmalade-colors So back to Marmalade… some of you might or might not know that the Marmalade stitchery designs are adaptations of my daughter’s (aka Miss Baby who just turned 9!) artwork.  She was the one who first drew Marmalade for me.  And I am happy to share with you the news that the second stitchery design, Easter Eggstravaganza just turned official in McCall’s Quilting March/April 2018!!!  In Easter Eggstravaganza, Marmalade is seen decorating her little Easter tree! The magazine has full stitchery diagram, as well as instructions to make the pillow.  It is on the newsstands right now if you aren’t a subscriber! I finished the pillow using Riley Blake Designs’ Dear Diary fabrics — the fabrics are just out!  Be on a lookout for these darling fabrics. Something important to note — ALL Marmalade stitchery designs fit a finished 9″ x 9″ square.  So, with that square, you can do whatever to finish the block.  You can combine the stitchery from the free pattern upon purchase of Marmalade Meadows thread box with this current Easter Eggstravaganza and other upcoming Marmalade designs for a quilt or runner. Now, Marmalade is kind busy — rumor has it that she is preparing for Christmas 2018 already!  Hey, no pressure there… she says! :)  I think she also has a love of reading design in the works — because Miss Baby is quite the bookworm, and naturally, Marmalade is a reader too. *wink* That’s it for today…. I am rushing to get a quilt top finished.  Playing catch up after being sick is no easy task for anyone!  Later!!

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OFB Smocked Layette Part 2: Completed!

Well,  my Old Fashioned Baby smocked layette project didn’t turn out to be a knocked down and dragged out saga like my smocked baby daygown. You see, I couldn’t dilly dally because this particular outfit was supposed to be worn for Easter this year (and it WAS completed in time for Easter!):

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It was such a fun project. I think I am going to make another one with a floral fabric for a less formal look. But for now, here is the lacy fancy hem:

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The coordinating slip. I embroidered a teeny rosebud right below the neckline just for fun:

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Have a great Monday and week, everyone. I will catch up with you later!

p.s. Please click here for Part 1.

OFB Smocked Layette Part 1: Getting Started

This week, I have been working on a smocked layette. The pattern is by Jeannie Baumeister of Old Fashioned Baby:

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The smocking is very simple by very sweet, with super sweet embroidery on the smocked sleeves:

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This is what I have done so far:

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These are the French Val laces I will be using to attach to the hem – I have a thing for lacy hem:

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Thanks for stopping by! It’s always great to hear from you. I hope you are enjoying your day. Till tomorrow!

Some daisies to cheer your day

Happy Wednesday, Everyone! How about some cheery bullion daisies to brighten up your day?

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These daisies are embroidered on the back of a smocked Children’s Corner Bessie using Milliner #9, with 30 wraps to each of the petals. Not the most enjoyable thing to do, but certainly worth the effort! Notice, the color scheme of the daisies echo the fabric print.

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The front is already smocked, and I just need to finish up adding the remaining daisies! More pictures to come. Stay tuned!