The patterns from Twig & Tale are so well written and flattering. After making the Dragon coat, I made the Pathfinder vest for my second daughter. I love that they encourage re-using/re-purposing. I’ve already made sweaters and shirts into dresses. For this vest I found a white wool blend sweater at a rummage sale, and shrunk it before cutting the pattern pieces for this vest.
The lining is left overs from a dress I made myself.
My little girl doesn’t like hoods, so I went with the collar option.I’ll be making more of these!
My daughter requested a dragon costume for Halloween this year. I found a very well done pattern for a pea coat with animal features here and made the dragon modifications. She loves it and so do I.
I used a woven purple flannel I had on hand with some fun upholstery scraps for the wings.
I went with bright green for the spikes and the lining.
The large purple buttons were perfect, and we thought some sparkles would be fun too.
There are even claws coming out of the pockets. She’ll be wearing it until Halloween and beyond!
Summer is winding down, but here are a few of the harvests I managed to snap photos of this year.
This giant zucchini weighed over 8 lbs and took the 2nd prize ribbon in the biggest zucchini contest at our local fair in August.
Tomatoes have been late and slow to ripen. We may end up with many green ones ripening indoors.
Another recent baby quilt. I managed to finish this one in a month.
It was fun to make the scrappy trip around the world blocks with the tutorial from here. I only used five colors in each block because I didn’t want the blocks to be as big.
I hand quilted on the diagonal through the squares and did a baptist fan design in the border, all with purple thread.
It measures 36 by 46.
Posted in 2017, quilts
Tagged baby quilt