My women’s group at church is having a sale to raise money for an organization that fights human trafficking. Someone has donated lots and lots of good quality fabric, so the ladies sent me home with a giant bag full. First, they want me to finish up some baby bibs that were already cut out. Here’s the pattern they gave me:
I have to make some changes as I sew these, the most important being that I am doing away with any and all of the fabric yo-yos. Firstly, I think food could get into all the folds and crevices and it would be difficult to get the bib really clean, and secondly because I dislike yo-yo’s very much. I used to sleep under an unlined and unbacked yo-yo-quilt when I was a child, and it felt scratchy and unpleasant, so I have avoided them ever since. The ladies wanted me to pad the bibs with something, so I added a layer of batting.
The sale is not until May, so I have time to sew lots of items. Here’s the first bib (View A):
These are supposed to be fruits and vegetables, but I don’t know what fruit View A looks like. I wasn’t given the pattern envelope, only a xerox of the front, so I can’t look on the back to see what they say it is. The next one is a strawberry (View F), and since the fabric is a solid color, I gave it that strawberry look with quilting.
I should be able to finish up the strawberry bib tomorrow. Some of the lengths of fabric I was given were very generous, so I might make some little girl dresses, hats, and handbags for the sale.
I am having company for dinner tomorrow so right now I have to go bake a chocolate cake. My favorite cake recipe is the Beatty’s Chocolate Cake from Ina Garten because it is delicious and doesn’t have any butter in it, so I can pretend it is healthy.