Friday, February 9, 2018

Doll Quilt for A Doll Like Me

It's done and ready to mail off!
Such fun!

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.....

  1. 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.
  2. 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!!
  3. 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. 

MMM Quilts Postcards From Sweden Quilt Along

This will bring your readers here to my blog. I will be making a Postcard from Sweden page with all the posts links so everything is organized. For more details about the timeline and other prizes, go here.

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!
The back:
This was actually a gift bag that was the perfect size when cut in half, for not one but two doll quilts. I think it would work for a boy doll quilt, yes she makes dolls for boys as well--and so I'll be doing one with a masculine-feel front. It's an Alexander Henry print, such fun! I kept the quilting pretty straightforward, but did have fun with some FMQ on the Dot Crazy fabric. I used a gorgeous variegated Coats and Clark cotton for that. Isacord polyester and Gütermann cotton were the others I used.


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.


Quilt Stats:
Pattern:  original design
Size: 18X24"
Fabric:  scraps
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.

Linking up
Confessions of a Fabric Addict
TGIFF at Katie Mae Quilts
Crazy Mom Quilts
Busy Hands Quilts

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!!

If you are still procrastinating, now is the time to sign up for the New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop! Go here for all the deets, and to fill out the sign-up form, if your blog is more than 2 months old but less than 3 years and you've been posting about 4 posts a month!





11 comments:

  1. What a beauty of a little quilt! The backing fabric is awesome, too, and will make a great quilt front. Still haven't figured out if I can do the Postcard quilt. I better get on that! Have a great weekend!

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  2. a doll quilt. I really should get going and make one of these. Everybody loves a doll.

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  3. This is so pretty Sandra. Thank you for making it too! Be sure to mark your calendar to come over and link this post up between 2/25 and 2/28!!

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  4. What a sweet quilt to make and send off. Bella was a true helper!! ;)

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  5. What a sweet quilt, Sandra! I do like how you made the border a sawtooth going around. Oh, that Bella. I'm sure she thinks you make quilts just so she can show off.

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  6. A lovely quilt for a lovely cause. Bella is really a help. Percy (our dog) promptly plopped himself on a quilt I was trying to get sandwiched! They love to help.

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  7. Congrats on the new sponsor and HTML code. I like Mad About Patchwork.

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  8. The doll quilt is very sweet. I like the movement in the second one too. Bella is a such good helper! Perhaps she wants her own doll quilt :)

    -Soma

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