Sunday, February 7, 2010

Petals and Patterns

I finally decided what I wanted to do with the Moda Boutique Layer Cake.

Petals, petals and more petals. All inspired by Kellie's quilt along at 'Don't Look Now', she is sooo awesome!!! I wanted to join in but just couldn't. So after watching all the beautiful blocks being made it motivated me to try a smaller slightly different block. I pulled out my EQ Block Book looking for Joseph's Coat patterns and found the 4 petal vesion - that was it!

Using all the tips and helpful hints Kellie gave I started hand appliqueing (is that spelled right??). This is a project that I can keep next to the couch and do at night while watching TV or take with me and work on while waiting at the doctors office.

This past Friday I ran to Jo-Ann's and picked up two patterns, who can pass up a sale?!?!

Vogue 8547
"Loose-fitting, lined jacket A has dolman sleeves with inset, cuffs, collar, pockets in side front seams and snap closing. Lined top B or dress C has fitted bodice, princess seams, shoulder straps, back zipper closing. B: lined to edge. C: flared skirt. A-lined skirt D, below mid-knee length, has front and back darts with grosgrain ribbon waistband, back zipper closing and split opening. Semi-fitted pants E sits 1" below waist with front and back darts and fly front opening."
This pattern I have been eyeing for a bit, I know there are other great pants patterns out there but something about these I like - the skirt is a basic and the jacket is a cutie. Not to sure about the dress and top, but it does go up to a size 20 and the top might make a nice tank for under jackets and cardigans.

Vouge 1152
"Loose-fitting dress has front and back princess seams, front and back gathers, front insets with contrast piping, back elastic casings, self-faced yoke, left side invisible zipper, short sleeves with pleated cap and gathered lower edge into self band and curved hem. Length is 2" above mid-knee at center front."

This dress is lovely! It has a hint of vintage and the gathered details are very feminine. I think for me though I will make the hem one length instead of the curved hemline, the curved hemline is a more youthful look that would look faboo on a 20/30 something. A big added benifit is this pattern goes up to a 22 for us plus sized ladies! :-)

I also picked up some cotton/lycra woven fabric in a dotted print. I am wishing for spring and loved the aqua/blue/green/ combo of this print and thought is would make a sweet little pencil skirt from my TNT McCall's 3830 in view C (just below knee length). Then Saturday I went for my very first pedicure ever with a BFF, had lunch with friends and found a cardigan in a deep blue-green color (they called it boardwalk blue) in the mall. It was a good day!!

Today I will start on the skirt, even though it's still to chilly to wear, at least it will be ready when it does warm up.   ..... my mojo is BACK!!! ;-)


  1. Seeing those gorgeous petals makes me want to dive headfirst back into quilting. Thanks for the inspiration! : )

  2. Love the pink-red dress with boots...killer! Every time I look at your blog I am uplifted by the gorgeous colours.


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