Friday, November 4, 2011

halter and crazy nine-patch quilt

I finally got back into sewing this summer. Made this super-simple, chic halter dress from One-Yard Wonders. Yes, it only required one yard of fabric! It's a great beach cover up. This book is chock-full of ideas that will help you use up your stash.

I also tried my hand at quilting by making this "Crazy Nine-Patch" quilt for my new great-nephew, Jake. Not bad for my first effort--although I could really benefit from a class. I got the basic instructions and idea from one of my sewing heroes, ELizabeth Hartman of Oh! Fransson.