{ Happy Sewing } My First Attempt at Sewing Knits

Posted by on Jun 28, 2017 in { Happy Sewing }, Blog, Fabric Collections, Frolic | 2 Comments

A quick post to show you my first tiny tentative efforts at sewing with knit fabric (I used FROLIC Big Love in Candy). For all you uninitiated soles out there, it was surprisingly simple & painless & oh-so-rewarding!

I made these teeny-tiny baby leggings using this tutorial, a baby headband using this one, and a baby bonnet based on this one. All really easy and a good introduction to the serger for me.

Happy Wednesday!
Tamara

A FROLIC Knit Dress by Craftstorming

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in Blog, Fabric Collections, Frolic | No Comments

To round out the FROLIC Blog Tour (I have a few more things to share that I have created, but this is the last post from other wonderful makers out there), Laura of Craftstorming sewed this adorable Waterfall Raglan dress and co-ordinating hat for her cute daughter.

Laura used FROLIC Knits, choosing Frolicking in both the Royal and Sky colour ways.

Head on over to Laura’s post to see oodles of cute pictures and read about her experience sewing with these happy knits.

Thanks for your lovely addition to the blog tour, Laura. I hope your little one gets lots of wear out of her new dress.

Endless Summer Quilt by Agnes Wong

Posted by on Jun 12, 2017 in Blog, Fabric Collections, Frolic, Quilts | 2 Comments

My good friend, occasional running buddy and fellow Montreal Modern Quilt Guild member, Agnes Wong has made a fun Frolic quilt.

This is a first for her on many fronts:
– Her 1st medallion quilt.
– Her 1st hourglass block quilt.
– Her 1st quilt without grey in it (I tend to think of her quilts as lovely jewel-toned works that certainly do a have a smokey undertone to them).
She also says this is a 1st for her exercising design control, but I always admire the control in her quilts, so I’m not sure about that one.

Agnes used this tutorial for her blocks, starting with 6 1/2″ squares of fabric.

She opted to work with the full range of blues and pinks from FROLIC with just a hint of the fresh green.

At 52″ square, this would make a fabulous summer picnic blanket, wouldn’t it?
Thanks for playing along with Frolic, Agnes and enjoy your happy non-grey quilt!

A Fun Frolic Project by Gingercake

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in Blog, Fabric Collections, Frolic | One Comment

Virginia of Gingercake has created something fun and unexpected with FROLIC… A beanbag chair!

With a unique shape so it takes on a different character depending on which way it is turned, her daughters now have either a reading or a napping spot.

Virginia chose to work with the sweet hedgehogs of Summer Portrait with On the Wind in Raspberry, Big Love in Candy and Tresse in Lime and 2 coordinating solids she had on hand.

Head on over to her blog to see more photos, find out which pattern she used and get tips on construction and filling.

Thank you, Virginia for your cheery contribution to the FROLIC blog tour and for showing that FROLIC isn’t just for quilts and pretty dresses.

FROLIC Dresses by Thread Riding Hood

Posted by on Jun 6, 2017 in Blog, Fabric Collections, Frolic | One Comment

Sherri of Thread Riding Hood always knows just what to sew to please her girls and to show off fabric patterns beautifully. She has hit a home run again this time with these lovely dresses.

While a few weeks ago she shared a FROLIC Knit project, this time around she used the woven cottons to make these pretty Sally Dresses for her girls.

The light, airy and oh-so-soft fabrics are just perfect for summer dresses and the prints Sherri and her girls chose for the dresses play along that easy, breezy theme beautifully too. The blue dress uses On the Air in Blue with pockets and bodice insert of Maggie Jean in Sky, while the white dress uses On the Air in Spring with accents of Big Love in Candy.

There are lots more sweet pictures on Sherri’s blog, Thread Riding Hood right over here.
Thank you again Sherri for your creativity. I hope your girls get many, many days of happy summer wear out of their new dresses.

A Frolic Knit Dress by LBG Studio

Posted by on Jun 1, 2017 in Blog, Fabric Collections, Frolic | No Comments

I, like many, have next to no experience sewing with knits (something I am determined to change). Vanessa of LBG Studios though, definitely knows her way around sewing with them, so I was thrilled that she was up for sewing something for one of her kids with the new FROLIC Knits.

Her daughter, a lover of pink, chose Frolicking in Raspberry for this simple, fun summer staple of a dress.

It seems she is thrilled with her choice.

Vanessa chats about how she found the fabric was to sew with in her post and shares lots of lovely photos of her gorgeous girl modelling her dress. Come take a peek here.

Thanks for your fun contribution to the FROLIC tour, Vanessa!