Friday, November 9, 2012

Doll Quilt


Thought I would join in and link to Taryn's online quilt show.  I just finished this little quilt using some of the flying geese I had left over from October Surprise. Remember how I thought I needed 192 more flying geese? Well, I don't know how I was so off. I only needed four more. I guess this is why I tend not to figure out how many I need of anything in advance and wait till I get to the end and just make more. I had 188 leftover so I made four little quilt tops and this is the first one finished.


Here it is acting as a lap quilt for Addy. I dug Addy and her bed out of my daughter's closet. I think I'll keep her out for a while. She brings back lots of good memories of reading American Girl books with my daughter who is now on her own adventure in New Zealand. My daughter is working on organic farms and meeting people from all over the world through the WWOOF program. My little girl who has only known suburban living and spent the last couple of years as a vegetarian (though not strict - every once in a while a Chick-fil-A sandwich would call her name) now knows how to pluck a chicken! I get an email or two from her every week and my son showed me photos on her Facebook page. She is having a wonderful time with the Kiwis!

Enjoy the weekend and remember to hop over to Taryn's.

23 comments:

  1. Just have to say I love your little quilt with the cheddar cornerstones!

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  2. Oh my! That is too funny, Maureen! Thought you needed 192, but really only 4!?! Yep.....I'm usually like you.....I just make a bazillion blocks, and figure out how many towards the end! Much safer!

    Darling little doll quilt! Love it!

    And now I'm headed over to find out what WWOOF is.

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  3. Precious - just precious! Love your little quilt and with Addy and that dear little bed it is just a perfect setting!

    (I did something similar but in reverse - with a pink and brown Box of Chocolates quilt a while back...thought I had made too many little 9 patch units so quickly put them into another smaller quilt - dummy me - I still needed those "leftover" units for the border setting on the bigger quilt.Sooo...fortunately I had enough original fabrics to make up more 9 patches. Go figure why I jumped ahead??? Both quilts are 2 of my very favorites though:o)

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  4. Oh my gosh, you made a lot of those blocks. I love them and I love the larger quilt, too. I can't wait to make some of those pretty 4" stars.

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  5. what a cute doll quilt! I love it with Abby and the doll bed

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  6. Addy's quilt is precious, but the story of your daughter's new adventure really touched my heart. How wonderful for her to go out and experience the world! The flying geese mishap makes me smile...good to know I am not alone.

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  7. Addy looks right at home, and happy, with her new quilt. It is so cute--I am loving it, Maureen. Your have a real winner there. It must be serendipity that you had all of those blocks left over!

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  8. Just love your star quilt,beautiful.

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  9. Lovely little doll quilt! Don't you just love what cheddar fabric can do to a quilt?

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  10. Fabulous doll quilt. I love the way you have the bed made and the special memories doll ;-)

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  11. Okay, you win in my book!!! This little star quilt (you know how I love those stars!!) is the cutest of all the quilts posted!! Love the corner blocks!! Such a great color to set off the stars and FG!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  12. I love this quilt!!! It's got the combo I like - stars, cheddar and flying geese. Thanks so much for sharing it!

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  13. this little quilt looks as fabulous as your bigger one~!

    your daughter sounds amazing and she must be so happy to be experiencing not only a new country but new ways of doing things.

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  14. Love that little quilt - the colours, the fabric, the points, the lot!!
    Every Stitch

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  15. Great use of the spare blocks. Looks very cute adorning the little bed.

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  16. Sweet little quilt and it looks so cute on the doll bed. Enjoyed the story of your daughter too.

    Judy

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  17. oh my how cute is this yes amercian girl dolls were very special in our home
    too . oh how I miss those days...
    love this quilt, great job
    I may need to make one like this if you don't mind.
    just let me know
    thanks
    kathie

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  18. I love this quilt!! So clever to include the FG with the stars, it's very effective.
    Hope your daughter continues to enjoy her stay in NZ; I have heard the WOOFERS are great to have around :-)
    Raewyn, NZ!!!

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  19. Just found your blog by following a link on another. So just now catching up on getting to know you. I so adore this little doll quilt! Aren't little quilts the greatest to make? So many people are scared of little blocks - all they need is to keep a consistent seam allowance. Looks like you've perfected their construction. I can hardly wait to see what other treasures are awating me as I read your blog.

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