I put my Dutch quilt aside for a while because the fabric that I ordered didn’t arrive until Friday afternoon. While I was waiting however I had plenty of time to clean up the house (we are still remodeling), get another row of my “Belle of the Ball” quilt completed and I managed to cut out and sew a new blouse.
I am now on the last two rows of the quilt and with any luck it will be completed in about 2 weeks. I have decided to see this quilt through to completion before I go any further with the Dutch quilt. I would really like to clear up any and all unfinished projects between now and the first of the year.
I also wanted to get a head start on new winter clothing before the cold weather arrives. This past week I began by working up this flannel shirt for myself. It’s a navy blue and white lightweight plaid flannel that I purchased from Fabric.com. Normally I purchase heavier weight flannel fabric when I make shirts for my husband, but for myself, I have found that middle age and heavy weight fabrics don’t mix well at all. So I took a lighter approach and I am glad I did.
This fabric was wonderful to work with. It sewed like a dream and it held pressing lines very nicely. Making my French seams with this fabric was a delight. I make French seams in all my garments, but there is a lot of bulk when working with the heavier flannels. Not with this one though, the seams (as you can see) worked out beautifully.
I even had a bit of fun by adding accents to the sleeves that make the whole garment look like a Ralph Lauren designer ranch shirt.
When I wasn’t sewing or cleaning, I was out walking with my favorite 3 companions. The forest fires in Glacier and Washington have been smoking us out a bit, but all that yellow smoke makes for wonderful sunsets.
And this second one is good Saturday and Sunday (8-25 & 8-26, 2018):
Thats it for this week, happy creating everyone and I wish you a happy, joy-filled weekend.