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Mrs. Santa Is Busy!
Look what arrived! My gorgeous hand dyed wool from Ruby Mountain Dye Works. I am over-the-moon about the color. It's the perfect vibrant fuschia for my little girls who love pink : ) I can't wait to get started on the doll coats I'm making with this fabric (using the pictured McCall's pattern M5775), but I have to make some muslins first since I'm using a pattern for an 18" doll and having to tailor it for 14" Waldorf dolls. With any luck the muslins will fit well enough to use them as the coat lining and I'll have one extra step to skip.
Also on my agenda this weekend is finishing the S'more Love quilt I started. I had hoped to be ready to quilt it by now, but I must have been tired this week because both nights I attempted to chip away at it I ended up seam ripping instead. Arg! Once the backing fabric is pieced, though, I'll be ready to roll. When it comes to the last step - binding - I typically do it by machine, but for those of you who do, I'm sure you know it's a bit tricky using the sandwich/pin/sew once method. This time I'm going to try something a little different that I came across: this machine binding tutorial from Wasn't Quilt in a Day. It looks like it'll solve that pesky catching-the-back-and-the-front-tight-to-the-edge problem perfectly! Thanks for the great instructions, Ashley!
Feeling a bit anxious now that I checked my calendar and saw how busy my weekends are between now and Christmas... better get back to work! How about you? What's on your sewing agenda this weekend?
I ADORE Ruby Mountain Dyeworks! Karen is an absolute joy to work with and the fabrics are absolutely gorgeous! So if you haven't tried her cotton quilting fabric yet, You have to! I just found your blog tonight, and have been reading through your archives. Wishing you the best of luck in all of your many endeavors!
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