Monday, May 25, 2009

Turning Twenty Finished!

LinkYay!!! I finished up my first Turning Twenty quilt top last Monday. I can tell you, it won't be my last. I love this pattern! Even though I used 10 fabrics instead of 20, I'm so please w/the way it turned out! Very forgiving and relatively quick to go together...if sneak cat attacks can be prevented during what I call the "laying it out on the floor" phase, that is.The fabrics I used are the absolutely gorgeous Mendocino line from Heather Ross(all but the gold print)! I'm hoping to find someone locally who can quilt this for me. These fabrics were too expensive and are too lovely for me to go trying it on my own! Besides, straight line machine quilting is the only type I've ever tried, and I think this needs something a bit free form.

Next on my project list:
  • A blouse that I started WEEKS ago...it was getting difficult, so I stopped. Time to re-start.
  • An apron for my Aunt Betty using some pretty yellow & purple 40's fabrics.
  • Aprons for my empty Etsy shop.
  • Another Turning 20 using batiks!
  • A tiered batik skirt(am I becoming batik obsessed?).
  • And speaking of skirts, I really want to make a skirt like this one from Lily Pulitzer. Of course I'd love to just buy it, but it's 158.00!! For. a. skirt! If there's anyone out there still reading this blog(I know, I rarely update)who might know, please tell me where I can find a pattern/tutorial similar to this lovely skirt...

8 comments:

Shannon said...

The quilt top looks great! I hope you'll post pictures when you get it quilted. :) $158 for a skirt is crazy! I think you might be able to get a similar skirt using McCall's 5631: http://www.mccallpattern.com/item/M5631.htm?tab=list/skirts_pants&page=all

lovestitches said...

The quilt top looks lovely! Heather Ross fabrics are so fun. $158 for a skirt? Eep!!

Birdie said...

Gorgoues quilt!!! I was feeling bad about all my to-do projects...oh so many unfinished. I keep telling Big D that you just have to take a breather from things sometimes then you come back to them when the mood strikes. I need a sewing room. Do you have one??? Have you posted a pic??? I checked your etsy shop the other day and there was nothing there yet. I'll have to check again soon....keep you on your toes & all...

Kel Luvs Pink said...

That is a darling skirt and I am with you that I would never pay even half of that for it. Your quilt reminds me of my grandma, and that makes me happy!

Yarni Gras! said...

love the quilt! You did an amazing job!

The Shabby Princess said...

Love the quilt. Can't help you with the skirt pattern, but, I know you can totally rock it!

Threeundertwo said...

Great job on the quilt top! I haven't tried this pattern yet but I love seeing quilts made from it. You chose great fabrics.

Amanda said...

Hi! This is the first time I have visited your blog. I'm not really sure how I got here, but I'm glad I did.

You did a beautiful job on your Turning Twenty. I have made a lot of them; probably about 15, maybe 20! I give them away to friends and relatives for weddings, graduations, Christmas, and just because. It's fun to make a quilt in an afternoon. The other quilts in the book are fast and fun to make, too.

I'm not really sure where you can find a pattern for that particular skirt, but there is a book about how to make skirts. I went to Amazon and found it for you. The link is here: http://www.amazon.com/Sew-What-Skirts-Fabulous-Fabrics/dp/1580176259/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1256402234&sr=8-1.

Have fun!