Before I show you how it came to be and tell you a little more about this wonderful event, I have a super-exciting announcement.... drum roll........
I have a third sponsor for Postcard from Sweden!!
We were gone most of yesterday, and when I started going through some email in the late afternoon, I opened one from Jan, who is a reader of mine. She works at Mad About Patchwork, and when she saw that I'm hosting a Postcard from Sweden QAL, she talked to Pam Denesyk, the owner of Mad About Patchwork, and.....
- They are going to offer a prize of a $50 gift certificate to the shop, shipping anywhere in the world!! Note that the winner will pay the shipping.
- They sell kits for this pattern!! At a terrific price too, I may add. 😉 Click here. (no affiliation) But wait! For followers of mmm! quilts, you, my friends and dear readers, can get free shipping within Canada simply by using this code: MMMQAL!! Note that this applies to all orders placed before Feb. 28. A sweet deal for a sweet month! 💘💗 You have time still. We officially kick off with step 1 on Valentine's Day next week, and you have two weeks to complete that step which is ordering and petting, lol, your fabric and then cutting the HSTs. Do-able IMHO!!
- Louise of Quilt Odyssey kindly has made me a capture-the-HTML-code button, when she saw that Canva doesn't let me do that like Photobucket did... So see below for the button and code to paste on your sidebar of your blog and spread the word.
Back to the finish at hand.
I built this doll quilt from the little HSTs cut off from my January RSC block. You've already seen the flimsy. I kept adding things to get it to the suggested size for these doll quilts. Note that the Dot Crazy fuchsia round was strips I'd already cut at home with a cat mat in mind, so I hadn't tried to centre the dots....drat, but oh well. I stalled for a bit on the purple and pink round, two Paula Nadelstern Marbella and Tula Pink prints.
I liked the movement of the second one, so went with that. Bella helped...😏
I was working on my OMG at the same time as this, so it was another day and a half before it was completely done. The proverbial quilt in a tree shot:
|The Pygmy date palm didn't want to support the little quilt, so I had to hold it with one hand and photograph it with the other!|
For more information and all the details about this cause that Bernie is organizing, click Needle and Foot. To check out the dolls Amy makes, and see videos of the children receiving their dolls, pretty moving, go to A Doll Like Me. I hope to make more of these quilts, just doubt I'll get another done this month with everything else going on! I'l be linking this post up with Bernie's linky party at the end of the month.
Pattern: original design
Batting: Pellon Nature's Touch 100% cotton
Quilted: on my Bernina
Threads: pieced with Gütermann cotton; quilted with Coats and Clark variegated cotton, Isacrod polyester, and Gütermann cotton.
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Feels like Christmas today as I await the delivery with great anticipation and excitement from Island Batik!!! I will be showing you what is in my 22-pound yup pound!!! box from them once I get it. Can't wait to get started on February's projects, eeeep!!
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