Part two of my spring/Easter projects is one of my all-time favorite things I’ve ever made! I love little girl outfits and knew that this would be the perfect time to whip up some Simple Life Pattern Co tops for my niece and my best friends daughter to create a sweet Easter dress. The Easter egg print in the line inspired me to do a matching game! Perfect for a simple spring gift!
Moda Fabrics Easter Dress and Matching Game
Thermoweb Heat n Bond® Ultrahold
Thermoweb Lightweight Interfacing
Thermoweb HeatnBond®Fusible Fleece
Fat quarter bundle of Moda Fabrics Spring Bunny Fun by Stacy Iest Hsu (this will make the projects for this post and my first easter post as well!)
Simple Life Pattern Co Baby Molly Top
Oliso Smart Touch Iron
Additional Supplies: Pinking Shears, Scissors, Rotary Cutter, Rulers, Thread, Needle, Pins, Sewing Machine, hand quilting needle
Baby Molly Top Instructions:
Pick two prints for your top, one for the bodice and one for the skirt. Follow instructions on making the molly top. I added interfacing to exterior of the bodice and to the placket to give a little more stability! Use your Aurifil MK50-2600 for all of your piecing and topstitching.
Add a precious girl and dress away!
Matching Game Instructions:
Pick out one fat quarter to be your main print (the side that will all be the same), two of the patchwork prints (you will need 6 matching sets of 4 1/2’ x 4 1/2” squares from these two prints), and one print with the easter eggs on it. Iron well. Cut a piece of HeatnBond® Fusible Fleece 18” x 21” and follow the instructions to fuse it to the back of the main print. Cut a piece of HeatnBond® Ultrahold and following the instructions fuse it to the back of easter egg print.
Take the patchwork fat quarters and cut out the patches into 4 1/2” squares. Pick six sets of matching prints. Now cut out 6 matching sets of easter eggs. I cut around my easter eggs with about a 1/4” border. Take your 6 sets of eggs and pair them each with a set of patchwork squares. Fuse the eggs to the center of their matching square.
Using your hand quilting needle and your MK12 weight thread, stitch around the edge of your egg with a basic running stitch (see photo for guidance). Repeat on all of your 12 easter eggs.
Now take your main print and cut it into 4 1/2” squares. Take one of these squares and one easter egg square and pin them wrong sides together. Sew around the parameter with a 1/4” stitch. Use your pinking shears to create a decorative and functional edge to your game. Now you have a set of 12 matching cards!
Place them in a stack and tie them together and gift them away!
Happy Spring and happy sewing!
Kristen Wright of Two Blondes and a Sewing Machine