I've made a slight alteration to the Mary Go 'Round dress, by adding an extra button. It seemed to need the extra button to make it sit correctly.
After much deliberation and researching, I have finally started my Retro Pillow. There's lots of work ahead for me and still much for me to learn to enable me to finish the pillow. Here's a photo of fabric I'm using as inspiration for my pillow. I forgot to copy the address of the location of the fabric.
I can clearly remember fabric like this from the 70s. In fact, we had curtains that were made from a very similar material. I've chosen a dark navy for the background and will do the flowers in purples and mauves.
When I bought my fabrics, the lady who owns the shop commented on the fact that I was using colours used by the Amish in their quilts. She was extremely helpful in answering my questions on quilting and even talked me out of buying some fabric. I can remember different textured fabrics from the 70s, such as velours and chenille. The shopkeeper felt that for a first time quilting, the chenille would be too difficult. I was impressed that she cared enough to do herself out of a sale.
At the moment, I'm playing with arranging circles and flower shapes on the dark navy fabric. I wonder if what's in my head will translate to the finished pillow....