Wednesday, February 18, 2009


My quilters guild is having a challenge for us to make a doll quilt to go with a doll or toy.  I had been thinking about making a doll and decided to make the doll and doll quilt for my new GD Abigail.  I finished the doll this past weekend and the doll's doll!  This is the first doll I have ever made and it took a while, but wasn't tooooo hard.  The clothes were harder than the doll (especially the pinafore).  
Here's the back of the pinafore.
I had to show you her pantaloons!
Abigail isn't even 2 months old yet, so she won't get the doll & quilt for a while yet.  I also plan to make a Raggedy Andy doll for Jonah and a Raggedy Ann doll for Abigail.  I just bought that pattern this past weekend.  But that will have to wait a while.  I have quite a few other projects that I need to get going on.  

Saturday, February 14, 2009


I had to show off Jonah a little.  He is getting cuter every day!!
I have finished stitching all the Noah's Ark BOMs and just have to get them stitched together, put on a border, layer and bind it.  I haven't decided on the border yet.
This is the second BOM from Gail Pan Designs.  I haven't put the borders on the blocks yet.  I'm waiting to see what comes next.  I have to think about these things a while, don't you know.  Hee Hee!
I've been working on many things and will try to post some pictures in the next couple days.  Hope you had a great Valentine's Day!

Sunday, February 8, 2009


I received a package in the mail from my SIL yesterday.  She had said she was sending me something, but I had no idea what it was.  I was totally SHOCKED to see this quilt in the package.  It is named Rocky Road to Dublin and was made in 1883 for my DH's grandmother.  My MIL was orphaned at age 9 and this quilt was the only thing of her mother's that she had.  It is in very good shape for it's age and I am thrilled to have it!!!!!!  It is hand pieced and hand quilted.

Here's my first block for the "A Tisket, A Tasket" BOM from Bunny Hill Designs.  I'm a beginner at applique, so don't look too closely!  Hee Hee!
My quilters guild is having a challenge for April of a doll quilt and doll.  The doll quilt is pinned and I have finished the first part of the doll.  I still have to put her hair on and make her clothes.
Here is the bodice of her dress.
 Have a great week!  And Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 2, 2009


It's been a while since I posted, but I have been busy. I just finished 2 of these wall hangings with DS#3's picture on it. It is the first time I have done a printed picture on a quilt. DS is going to be deployed to the middle east in April and I made one of these for us and one for my DIL.I'm making some progress on my tumbler charm quilt. I don't know how big I'm going to make it, but I hung in on my new design wall (which isn't very big, but better than nothing) and I really love it! It helps to see it all at once. I am hand stitching these reproduction blocks together. It measures about 33" wide and 37" high now and I still have a lot of pieces cut out.
I noticed that I stitched the left piece on the second to last row on the wrong way - but I will fix that.
OOPS!  Someone pointed out to me that the bottom 4 rows don't have the dark and light colors alternating.  I just wasn't watching close enough when I put them up on the design wall.  They aren't sewn together yet, so I just need to flip two of them around.  Tee Hee Hee!!  (It looks better now).

Here's the next to last block of the Noah's ark BOM. The ark just came out, so I will get started on that soon. Go here to get the patterns.
These are my leader & enders scrap blocks that I have been doing for quite a while. One of these days I will put them together. It will be my first all scraps quilt.
I hope you noticed the vintage valentines on my lead picture! These are all valentines that my mother saved from her childhood and they date to around 1911- 1915. Except for the one "to my wife" - that one was from my Dad to my Mom. I don't know the year, but they got married in 1935 and it could have been any time from then up to the 50's sometime. These certainly are treasures in my mind.