Whitney Deal
Mother + wife + maker living in North Carolina





Entries in fabric (83)


Herringbone Quilt Kit

My mom's fabric store carries fabric from the Cotton + Steel line and I love working with a mix of patterns from their collections. I recently put together this herringbone quilt top featuring three prints and a solid. It's a simple and fun quilt to make so I decided to package the appropriate yardage and directions together in a kit, which can be purchased here. I prefer to make the half square triangles (HST) using the "magic 8" method -- meaning you can get 8 HST from just two pieces of fabric. Now on to figuring out how I'd like to quilt and bind it...

Oh, and can you believe how golden this photograph is? It's just screaming fall in the background with the leaves and wind!

And here's a close-up -- I love how the white just brings it all together!


Sunki Dress

I've been holding on to this Figgy pattern since my first daugther was born...and now she is finally big enough to fit into it! It's the Sunki Dress pattern and I chose to use Essex Yarn Dyed fabric in black with Cotton + Steel Dottie in Gelato Gold. This dress sewed up fairly quickly and since we're approaching winter, I thought the Essex fabric would make for a heavier dress in cooler months. She's also pretty stoked about having pockets..it's the little things!



Where the Wild Things Are - Custom Quilt

I love when things come full circle! That's exactly what happened when a couple whose wedding I photographed asked me to make a custom quilt for their baby boy. The inspiration for the quilt is below...a scene from the book "Where the Wild Things Are" -- we collectively decided on a color palette from that illustration and went with a simple square pattern with straight line quilting. The quilt is going to be used as a wall-hanging in the nursery so I added a sleeve on the back. I love it -- a sweet, simple quilt for a baby boy!


Toddler Tunic in Cotton & Steel Lawn

Just whipped up this Geranium tunic for my daugther using cotton lawn fabric by Cotton & Steel. Hooray for long sleeves! I drafted and added the sleeves so she'll be able to wear it during the colder months ahead. I love how it turned out -- easily paired with a variety of pants and leggings.


Liberty Quilt

I just finished up this quilt that I started months ago -- Liberty of London (cotton tana lawn) swatches made into a rows of flying geese. I went with a queen-size and used a pebble design for the quilting. Those darn pebbles took me hours on the long-arm! -- but I am so happy with how it all turned out. I also used a Liberty of London fabric for the back and binding.


Mercer's Baby Quilt

My mom pieced together this baby quilt for my daugther before she was born. We picked out the fabrics/colors together and she went to town with sewing and piecing strips together. My cousin then quilted it with wavy lines which I believe contrasts well with the linear design.


Maeve Jumper - PDF Sewing Pattern

I'm excited to share my latest PDF sewing pattern, the Maeve Jumper! I created this jumper for my daugther this past summer and here are a few examples of what I've made using this pattern..

Sailboat Jumper
Nani Iro Jumper
Liberty of London Jumper

And of course, the one pictured below is with fabric by Cotton and Steel. This super sweet jumper is perfect for your little lady. Bodice is lined and adorned with three buttons. Can be worn as a summer dress or layered in the cooler months with a tee and leggings. Available in sizes 18-24, 2T, 3T, 4T, and 5T.

Happy sewing! and as always, I'd love to see your creations!


Sweet Sunday Dress

I refer to this most recent dress that I made my daugther as a "Sunday" dress because I took the time to line it and give it a deep hem. Making it it just a little bit more special and full in the skirt. It's a simple tank dress with a zipper back closure and square neckline. I'm planning on pairing it with a white tee as the weather cools off a bit to get more wear out of it.