Monday, July 6, 2015

Patchwork Skirt for Trek

I spent most of last week in Wyoming on a Youth Trek for our Church.  350 Youth and their leaders traveled up to the Mormon Handcart Historic Site to have a small taste of the handcart pioneer experience.   And of course, we needed to look the part.   So a little Patchwork Skirt sewing was in need.   (and sadly, I forgot to take any pictures of this skirt while I was in Wyoming, so these are just in the backyard, le sigh)

Now, we all know I am not the best 3-D seamstress, so I was grateful when Barbara offered to make my skirts.  (especially as I was trying to crank out a last minute deadline.)  I had these fabulous Cotton and Steel Basics charm packs all picked out and I think they just made the cutest skirt!!!   Aren't they just so fun!!!!  I just loved how bright and happy they are :)

I needed a second skirt, so Barbara found this super adorable cheater print that looked uber authentic.   So cute, I just loved it!!!!  We didn't remember to take a whole lot of pictures while on the trek, (to busy walking)  but I loved this one with my sweetheart and my oldest.   Quite the crew :)

And just in case you were wondering . . .  this is what half out our group looked like all decked out in pioneer fashion.  What an awesome experience, I am so grateful I got the chance to go to this historic site and experience it with my sweetheart and my oldest son.  I think we will have to go back as a family some time.  Think of how cute those little girl patchwork skirts will be!!!!!

I hope you are having a very Happy Quilting Day!!!
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  1. I used to have a skirt like that patchwork one when I was a teenager, I did some theater in it too- just found the pictures the other day in an album, I did LOVE that skirt and need to make another skirt (any style) with elastic......

  2. What a fun experience. So.... a few years ago the leaders that stay through the year made some Quilts of Valor - and we got to meet them. They told us all about the trails you took. It sounds really cool! Glad you had a great time! Oh and i LOVE the skirt!!

  3. what joy this must have been with all those taking part and sharing your faith.
    A wonderful skirt you have there

  4. What a fabulous experience for your son, hubster, and you. It's heartwarming to see families doing things together. Skirts were adorable.


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