Sunday, July 04, 2010

Simple Dresses and Large Quilt Blocks

The last of the very quick and easy projects for the week (love a week of simple projects it seems like you achieved so much for very little sewing). Two simple shift dresses for Amelia and Grace. I used some beautifully soft corduroy I bought last year (I think it might be Robert Kaufman) and then lined the with some Liberty.


Now it is back to projects that are not so quick to finish. I have been playing around with big quilt blocks. I love the idea of taking the basic shape of a block like a rolling stone block or broken wheel block and adding to it to make quite a large block.




18 comments:

Mel said...

Kate seriously, when do you sleep?? Those dresses are gorgeous and I'm guessing if lined with Liberty, they are as lovely on the inside as they are on the out!

Loving the look of the new quilt too. Where is it bound for when it's completed?

Andi said...

Very sweet dresses ...
But I L.O.V.E that block!!!

Di said...

The dresses and the quilts are great. I love needlecord - makes such great clothes!

Tanya said...

Dress are great, lucky girls! and I love your quilt block, colours really work

Louise said...

I wish my girls would wear pinafores - they look absolutely gorgeous! The quilt layout is fantastic and I love how you are reworking blocks into something new and fun. Still plan to make your tulip one - it's a huge favourite!

Sue said...

Beautiful dresses Kate! The girls look so lovely together too posing for you. The quilt looks beautiful, lovely colors as well.

Sue said...

Those little dresses are just gorgeous...as are the two models.

Karen said...

Woweee! Loving the block! Those dresses are cute.

Thimbleanna said...

You've been busy! The girls all look so cute in their pretty little jumpers. And I LOVE that quilt block!

Sarah Slaven said...

Those dresses are very cute and I love the dramatic model faces in the first photo

Corrie said...

gorgeous! wish I could say I've made some winter dresses for my girls!!!!!

corrie:)

travellersyarn said...

The dresses look wonderful and I love the sound of the Liberty lining. There's something so lovely about a special lining of inside finish.

Lee-Anne Stillitano said...

Love the girls dresses Kate! Did you make Eva's little brown top too? if so, what pattern?? I would love to make Talia some little pinafores & kimono tops. I'm banned from buying anymore material....:( Lv Lee

Mette alias mettuska said...

Oh, the girls look so gorgeous :D

Jelly Wares said...

Now those dresses are just gorgeous Kate, very inspiring...

Hugs - Jodie :)

Jane said...

what lovely dresses (and girls!)
where is the pattern from? I'm starting to think about christmas presents for my little nieces and winter fabric will be on sale soon!

janelockrey(at)gmail(dot)com

Marina said...

Gorgeous dresses! And lining with Liberty? Ooh la la!

agoldencomet said...

Love that quilt block!!