Saturday, December 10, 2011

A Quickie Doll Quilt


I have had two young men working at my house for the last week and they are really special workers, I think. They have been putting in replacement windows, fourteen of them to be exact. You get to know someone pretty good when they have been around that long, anyway I do.  They took all of my drapes, sheers, curtains and shades down so while I had the chance, I have washed and fluffed all of them. The "boys" have been troopers when it come to putting them back up and helped so much..I don't know many workers that would mess around with drapes and curtains like they did.  One of the guys has a little 16 month old girl, so I decided I wanted to make her a little doll quilt. after her Dad told me she got her first Barbie doll. Aaaagh!!!! That just didn't sound right to me for a 16 month old so the old grandma in me, came out..She will have a "baby doll" quilt now and I don't think Barbie will appreciate it one bit.  I'm going to ask if she has a baby doll to wrap in her quilt, if not, she needs one!!!!  I sure hope she likes her little quilt..I made it using the technique the Missouri Star Quilts had on one of their tutorials, called Summer in the Park. They used jelly rolls for their quilt but I just cut strips (1 1/2" wide) for the doll quilt. I made 2 strata's of each set, added a border and the quilt came out about 16 1/2" x 20 1/2" and I used the 30's reproduction fabrics..I can't wait to give it away.


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I hope you are having a "Stitches" kind of day at your house,,,sew until next time, take care!!


3 comments:

Lee Prairie Designs said...

lovely little doll quilt! Carolyn

Karen said...

That is darling! I know the little girl will love it. Hope she gets a baby doll to go with it from her family.

Hillbilly Tonya said...

I want to start making doll quilts. I think there needs to be a comeback to the days of baby dolls and NO barbies. Have you been down the barbie isle? UGH!