13 March, 2009

Doll Quilt Show and Tell 2

How is this for an improv piece?  

I started with a pile of fabric and scraps that I thought would go together.  Of course, I couldn't resist adding a circle, and then another (can you see it?)  This one isn't photographing well, but I assure you, it's cute.  This one is for the daughter of dear friends, a little girl who is essentially a big sister to my girls.  Her birthday was a month ago.  She has the busy social life of a 7 year old, so I haven't even seen her since her birthday.  Just a belated treat.

There is a mix of old and new fabrics in this one.  More Amy Butler...  And some fabric that has also been seen more than a handful of quilts produced on the dining room table.

I stole my quilting idea from one of the fabrics, the pale pink with black outlined flowers and dots.  A few lines to anchor the batting and a scattering of flowers.  It isn't perfect, but I imagine that this one will get some rough love.  It will more than stand up to Clare's love, and hopefully her sister's!
Rather than make big labels for these doll quilts I decided to make tags.  Each tag has my name and "Naps" on one side. (More on "Naps" later).  The other side has washing instructions. Every other quilt I've given away has gone to people I know, so I can verbally pass on washing instructions.  These doll quilts are almost all going to strangers, so I had to include the instructions in an easy format - love generously, wash and dry gently.

She just couldn't resist getting her hands on it...

6 comments:

luminousquilts said...

Love the quilt. Free motion flowers? They are great! I'm sure I can get better with practice. Thanks for sharing.

luminousquilts said...

Okay one more. A two-sided tag? How brilliant! May I copy your idea?

amandajean said...

i love this one, too! the quilting is really fun.

jacquie said...

very cute! love the quilting too. do you use a single fold binding on doll quilts or do you use regular binding?

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

very cute - your quilting is so fun!

the 6 o'clock stitch said...

It's wonderful! So nice to meet you.

Warm wishes,
The 6 O'Clock Stitch