Tuesday, October 9, 2012

I'm Back

I've been missing from posting lately for a number of reasons.  Thanks to Vicki for picking up the slack with some great posts!
This bluework block was an Ebay purchase this summer - she is blue, and she is reading, which makes her nearly perfect in my eyes.
I made a few doll quilt tops, too.  This one was from Cheri Payne's wonderful blog,  www.quiltsbycheri.blogspot.com , where Cheri shares quilt alongs every month.  I haven't seen one that I don't like!
The next three are ones that came to be from just messin' around.
I thought it would be fun to save the last scrap of favorite fabrics by featuring them in doll quilts.  The pink and green piece was the starting point in the first one.  I thought it would be fun to hand quilt it as if it were a block, hence the white markings.
The blue medallion center fabric was also the last piece.  Not sure of how I would like to quilt it, but am thinking of freehand lines.

Finally, this one is leftover bricks, scraps, and a string.
These were all sewn in stolen moments when there wasn't time, or inclination, to sew anything larger, or that required anything other than just playing with fabric.


Kyle said...

I like your idea of using favorite last pieces as the starting point for your doll quilts. It will make it fun to enjoy these in one last project. Great quilts!

Janet O. said...

That is a great idea of a way to save the favs! Whether you call them doll quilts or minis, they are so fun!

Kathie said...

oh I just love your little quilts
sometimes we just have to allow ourselves to play
I have to remember that too!
they are all wonderful
thanks for sharing and yes that little girl blue work block is amazing I would have bought that too.

Barb said...

Hello! I too love your reading girl, great get from ebay.
Your doll quilts are all wonderful!
I especially like the medallion with the blue, great composition.
What a fun post, thanks for inspiring me today

Nancy said...

Blue embroidery block is lovely. And the doll quilts... great fabrics and pieces!

Dawn said...

Wow - love your 'messin around' that's some great results. What fun!!
The blue girl reading is perfect.
Thank you for sharing.

Lori said...

I love your whimsical little quilts!! I've been tempted to do the flying geese one from Cheri's site too. Wonderful!
Your bluework girl is fantastic! What a lovely piece!!

Taryn said...

I like Cheri's quilts, too. I love your idea for using the last bits of your favorite fabrics. Don't you hate to let even the scraps go to waste?

Sharon said...

I love the mini's, they are a scrapbook of previous pieces. Freehand stitching will be perfect!

Kath said...

It's always a pleasure to come over and see what you are making Jan!

Rinoplasti said...

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