7.24.2010

Guest Blogging for Mommas Kinda Crafty - A Dress-Maker's Quilt

Joy over at Mommas Kinda Crafty is featuring me today with this post!
Take a little hop over there and check her adorable blog out!

I am a dress maker. 
I am absolutely NOT at quilter. 
I am in NO way saying quilters are boring or quilting is boring.  I know there are millions of quilters out there that take great joy and pride in their amazing quilts.  They put a lot of attention and detail into their quilts. 
I, however, simply do not like to quilt.  I can remember going to help someone tie a quilt and thinking, really?  This is not the sewing I am interested with. 
Over the years, I have made a few simple-ish quilts.  But I never got the bug to do the intricate quilting you would see at a quilt show. 
There is this lady I know named Diana.  Her quilts are crazy amazing!  And she has a sewing room that most of us would trade our children for -it has a door with a LOCK! It's quiet and organized and there are no sippy cups or random doll parts mixed among the sewing notions.  No wonder her quilts are amazing... Anyway.  While we were in Logan visiting , Hollie's daughter's room, for the perfect storm of reasons, had to get remodeled.  The pallet ended up being Brown and Lime Green and White.
We searched for a covering for the bed, but everything right now is either and Avocado green or not enough green and too much other colors or just poor quality.  So, we went to the fabric store and picked out a bunch of coordinating fabrics.  With those, I toiled (ha ha) and toiled (more laughter, please) and came up with this:

Being a dress maker, I included lots of details that one might find in clothing: Ruffles, Rouching, Pin tucks, Lace...
And a few quilt techniques like cut-away and eyelet. 
Here are a few close-up photos:


So, the quilt is very pretty and will make a very nice dress for Sammy's bed.

Now I will start on the Pillow Shams and throw pillows and Coordinating curtains.
FUN, Fun, fun!

Check back soon to see the finished room with all the trimmings!


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18 comments:

  1. Great job! I'm not big on quilting either but I like all of the little details you incorporated to make it your own.

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  2. It is so cute! I love the ruffles the most!

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  3. Stopping by from The Sundae Scoop at I heart naptime!

    I love your project, it is so absolutely unique and gorgeous! Better than anything you ever could have bought that is for sure!

    Here is mine if you want to stop by :)

    http://xsurvivingmotherhoodx.blogspot.com/2010/07/upcycled-jeans-to-plastic-bag-holder.html

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  4. My mom is a quilter. She doesn't love the cutting or the piecing, or the binding, but the actual quilting. I do not have the patience for any of it. Although her quilts are beautiful, I love yours because it is an original. Great work!

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  5. First of all, beautiful "dress" for a bed. It is lovely.

    Secondly, I had to laugh at your "I'm a dressmaker, not a quilter". My mom is a quilter (a very good one) and whenever I ask her to hem a pair of pants or dress, or make a halloween costume, her reply is the same... "I'm a quilter NOT a seamstress!"

    Again, love the quilt. Any little girl would love to have it on their bed.

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  6. this is sooo pretty :) come on over and link up tp MMM!

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  7. I love simple quilts. Those fabrics and the details you added are awesome. Can I have one too? Visiting from motivate me monday

    ~Kimberlee
    www.thespunkydiva.blogspot.com

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  8. Wow that is great I wish my "simple quilts" looked like that.

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  9. that is gorgeous. i love quilts that have the splash but not the outlandish labor associated.

    so I'm extending you an invite:

    come link your tutorial up with us so our readers can find you:
    http://www.finecraftguild.com/diy-tutorial-linky-party-7/
    (for your future creativity: new party = every wednesday, findable from the home page)

    we love to feature you,

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  10. What a fun idea!!!! I love it!

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  11. The quilt is beautiful. Great job. Love it. Thanks for sharing

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  12. That is fabulous! I am in the process of trying to decide on what pattern to make my teenage sons' quilt in. Stripes it will be! But I think he will protest adding ruffles and lace to his quilt.;-) Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous! I'd like to know how long it took you to make it and if you think it's a good value. And, I think that's what quilting is all about--being an artisan with your own twist. You did an amazing job. I'd love if you'd link this up with Fabric Fun Thursday :).

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  14. very impressive...! I'm featuring this next Monday at MMM :) thank you for linking up!

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  15. Absolutely beautiful! Love the ruffles, they add so much! Thanks for linking t Sister Sister, come back and link up again this Sunday!

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  16. That's an adorable quilt -- love the ruffles and other details.

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  17. You go girl....these are awesome! Thanks for sharing at It't Party Time Thursday at PonyTails&FishScales!

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  18. It's me again..just stopping by to tell you I featured this on It's Party Time Thursday at PonyTails&FishScales...grab a button!
    terelauritsen.blogspot.com

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