Here is the first doll's quilt I've made from the book Childhood Treasures. It's just the cutest thing. It was the first thing I did Friday. The photo is a little misleading, it's a very small quilt even by my standards. It measures approx 9 x 13 inches to give you some idea. I'd like to say that I've deliberately sewn it a little wonky but the truth is I was in a hurry to finish it. I think it adds to its charm.
As a child I remember wet Saturday afternoons going through Mum's hanky box. This box was full of lovely handkerchiefs in varying sizes, fabrics, designs, none of which were ever used. I thought Mum was saving them since they were so beautiful but now I realise they were totally impratical!
Remembering the enjoyment I received from such a simple past time I've decided to do something similar but with doll quilts instead. This is not to be confused with the stack of little quilts I said I was going to make at the start of the year. This is another collection I plan to start working on.
I'm already planning the next one. It will have to be the schoolhouse, p 87; since I've already bought the fabric.
Now I am very excited about making quilts this year, and I've found the two books, both named Childhood Treasures by Caroline Zoob and Merikay Waldvogel respectively, very inspiring. Caroline's because it talks about making gifts for babies and young children and Merikay's since its all about "Doll Quilts by and for Children"
So when I started thinking about a gift for my new niece, Keileigh, it was very clear it would have to be handmade and a quilt.
Out came the pretty scraps. It measures approx 18 x 21 inches. Now I would have liked to finish it today, but can you believe it, I don't have any fabric for the backing; well none that I like for this project.
Oh well, guess I'll just have to go fabric shopping during the week. The things I have to do.....