Thanks to a cousin who posted about a great sale at JoAnn's, Esther and I went up yesterday afternoon to take advantage of it. I know the girls are going to need new flannel night gowns by this fall, so the flannel that was on sale was a major draw.
They also had Butterick patterns on sale for $1.99, and I got a couple of patterns. I had to buy a new pattern for the twins flannel nightgowns as the pattern I had they have WAY outgrown, and though I can alter it to a point, it is beyond even my feeble attempts. I splurged and spent $6 on that pattern (it was 48% off) but figured I was going to get A LOT of use out of it.
Here is the flannel and the patterns I will be using. The one on the left is the new one I just got. The other one (for Jerusha) was given to me years ago, and I have used it quite a bit).
These two patterns caught my eye, and I figured for $1.99, they were worth the try. They are pretty simple, and versatile. I can dress them up for church, or just use them for everyday wear. It is so hard to find modest dress patterns at a size 14!
I have a friend due with a baby this spring and she has a nice butterfly motif crib set, but wanted another quilt. She also is getting a portacrib that the baby will be in first off with chocolate and pale pink color scheme. She had already requested a baby quilt from me for her gift and I was trying to figure out which color scheme to go with. My dd Esther settled for me when she said "I'll make one". I had lots of lavendarish type scraps but nothing else to go with the pale yellow in the butterfly motif. So we found that, plus some nice contrast green. She will be making a 9 patch with green sashings and backing out of this:
I picked out these to make the baby quilt for the portacrib:
I love the teal and chocolate brown together and got these for another friend due with a baby this summer:
Now, I know I said one of my New Year's Delusions was to use as much scrap fabric as possible this year, but I did make exception to gifted quilts. Plus, I only got a half a yard of each of those, so it isn't as bad as one might think. It was all on sale too.
The "Stepping Stones" quilt is almost completed. I just have to finish the binding. I still have no clue where it is going! I am leaning towards the father of the gentleman who passed away earlier last week. I took a pic of the completed top before I sandwiched it but I will just post a pic when it is all done. Then I will finish up my "Just Because" quilt as I can. I really need to do some "chore" sewing. Maybe I can get away with just dividing my time between chore sewing and quilting... or just ignore the chore sewing and just quilt? There is never enough time to do all the sewing you want!