Saturday, November 14, 2009

Paper Dolls

Would you believe....this is actually a new quilt....not made years ago! I got the binding done at our retreat. When I saw this quilt in a Fons and Porter magazine I knew I had to make it for a future grandchild. I ordered the quilt and it made up quite quickly. However, if I were to make it again I wouldn't order the kit, I would buy the fabric so I would have more dolls to choose from. The dolls are placed close enough together that it is very difficult to get enough dolls for the quilt without getting parts of other dolls in the block. Of course, if I would have been thinking, I could have adjusted the blocks smaller and avoided that problem. Since I made this top I have seen corners added to the doll unit which framed them better. Anyway, I do love the quilt.
This is a pocket that needs to be sewn onto the back to hold all the doll clothes. I ironed the clothes onto fuzzy pellon so that they will just stick to each doll while my future granddaughter plays with them. (I'm sure there is a way to turn that picture right side up, but I sure can't remember what I was taught to do)
This quilt was also quilted by Laura Erickson. She quilted a cute vine of leaves around the inner border and then outline quilted each doll. She always does a really nice quilting job on each quilt I take her.

2 comments:

Helen said...

Lynda,
I just LOVE the Paper Dolls Quilt:) The whole concept of being able to dress the dolls brings back wonderful memories of my own shoebox full of paperdolls and their carefully cut out clothes, handbags etc - I'm talking probably 45 years ago! Sadly I have not been able to find this fabric here in Australia - I would love to make this quilt for my little great-niece ...now I've seen your quilt I might just mail order the yardage from the supplier in the U.S.A. Laura has done a beautiful job of the quilting! A beautiful quilt for your future granddaughter!

Guðrún said...

This quilt is so cute.