Monday, March 14

A twirl skirt and a confession

I have a confession. There was more to the Quilt show than just the quilts. The quilting guld also organized a "Stash to Treasure" event. The principles are pretty simple : the members bring in left over fabrics and notions that are sold either as yardage or bundles ($1 a yard) or by the bag ($1 for a big grocery bag full) in the case of scraps. 

I had planned to get only scraps of novelty prints for a I-Spy project (which I did) but I got a few more things too. (My bad)

In the scrap bins, I found a few larger remnants that are enough to make clothes for my daughter

I went to work on Sunday with one of the fabrics since there was just the right yardage to make a little skirt. The model is so simple it took about 1h to make this cheerful twirly number. 

Which was immediately tested and approved by my daughter. It will be perfect for the summer!

I think it will look better with a pink or white t-shirt though.

Back to the stash issue...

$2 bought me this stack of bias tape, lace and trims - The patterns were free. 

Another $2 for those 2 yards of these coordinated floral prints.

My  dollar bag-full of swatches also contained: 

For the I-Spy project:

I have a soft  spot for japanese inspired prints so I dug up a couple of strips that will make a nice scrappy throw pillow. Or something else. 

Now for full disclosure I must confess I bought a couple of yards of fabric from one of the vendors - They were 50% off so $20 bought me 5 and a half yards of eye candy: 

Ok I still have a few days before the beginning of the Spring Stashbusting Challenge so I'm forgiven right ?? 


  1. oooh good haul!! I am jealous!! I'm intrigued by the I spy project, I am in the process of gathering for an I spy bag, cant wait to see what route you are going down! xx

  2. What is the I spy project??

  3. Wow..nice! And if you need help busting your stash ... I am here for ya! :)

  4. Oh my goodness...such a precious, precious model!! Ya, I agree pink would be perfect.

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  6. Pretty little skirt, I love the colors.

  7. I will bet this little girl will always remember this skirt and the happy day it brought in to her young life..Oh to be young!!!

  8. That skirt is so adorable. Thanks so much for sharing at my Swing into Spring party.

  9. Little girls love twirly skirts ! Yours is adorable!

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  11. cuteness!


  12. lovely skirt! thanks for sharing! hope to see you again this week!


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