Doll Quilts & Ramblings!


By Judith on November 14, 2011
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Sorry I haven’t posted in a few days.
It’s not that I haven’t been making stuff, just too busy to get photographing and writing!
This is my busiest season of the year.  I’m frantically churning out class samples for Christmas classes and also trying to get next terms programme of classes sorted and samples made for those too!
But this weekend was all about fun, friends and playtime!
Saturday I had a lovely afternoon out with my special friend, Sarah.  We don’t often get to spend quality time on our own, and we can easily spend 5 hours talking solely about fabric & quilts!!  We visited a local (ish) store called The Craftswoman, which is an Aladin’s cave of all things fabric related, then had lunch, then stopped off at another fabric shop before heading for home.  The perfect day!
Most of my purchases were for other people, but I did get some extra wide, medium weight calico at a bargain price! (sad what gets me excited!)
Yesterday I was intent on playing with an idea that was formulating in my dusty old brain!
I recently saw these on Flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/22833158%40N05/3984143785/in/photostream

http://www.flickr.com/photos/22833158%40N05/3952226512/in/photostream
… and thought I could make some doll quilts for my 2 small nieces along a similar idea.

So in my usual organic (aka ‘make it up as I go along’) style, I came up with these:

My youngest particular likes these wellies – she’s a bit of a wellie addict!

With hindsight, there are a few things I would do differently next time i.e. use a heavier weight linen or calico rather than this stuff which was too thin.

But on the whole I’m pleased with them and enjoyed making them.

The matching pillows

So, apart from getting these ready to post to England, I can tick 2 Christmas pressies off my gigantic list!

Hope you all had a great weekend and a good start to the new week.

Judith xo