Thursday, October 7, 2010
Another Little Smocked Dress Quilt
Everyone loves these little smocked dress quilts. I have made 4 of them so far: 2 large (one isn't quilted yet!) and 2 small. You may remember that I shared another one here which was a charity quilt for my Guild. This one was made entirely by me and hand-quilted by my Mom. (the blue marks hadn't been washed out in these pictures-oops). These 4 bishop dress blocks were samples for a class I taught. I thought they went together pretty well, but wanted to do something different for the sashing. I decided to set them off with a double row of 2" blocks. These were cut entirely from scraps. When I have a scrap of fabric smaller than about 1/4 yard, I cut what's left into 2 1/2" strips, sort of like making my own "jelly rolls". I have used these strips so many times for projects and it's easier to store a bunch of strips than a lot of irregular scraps. Sometime when I have free time again, I'd like to make a boy's smocked outfit quilt. They are really fun to do! I like being able to work on one block at a time and because a lot of the sewing is by hand, it is portable. Do you like this quilt? If you do, leave a comment and brighten my day!! Thanks for reading.