The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. ~ St. Augustine
Sunday, August 15, 2010
My niece Robin is going to have her third baby later this year and, after two little darling boys, this is a girl! I have a quilt for each baby born, and so making one for a girl is extra special! This is a picture of the pattern I ordered, and below is a (very poor quality) picture of the first dolly I made. Each block will measure 7" once it's sewn into the quilt. I am not sure how many I shall use. I LOVED making the first block! It's a new technique (to me) called paper piecing. You actually sew the material onto a paper pattern, and only after the whole quilt top is assembled, then you remove the paper. A tighter stitch is required to make the paper tear off easily, but any mistakes results in a much more difficult stitch removal. I know first hand!! I'm not fond of the circles mid-quilt (they remind me of bottle tops) and so I might just make an entire quilt of different dollies. The one I made has dark skin, and I have a variety of skin tones and hair colors, and lots of different scraps to make pretty dresses and aprons and backgrounds. It's like a photo album! Will baby like it? I hope so!
Such a poor quality picture. The seam allowance is shining through because I took this picture with light behind it. They won't show when the quilt is complete and sandwiched with a nice cotton batting, then quilted around the dollies. I haven't decided if I will be able to hand quilt, or if I'll have it machine quilted.