Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Doll Quilts & A Heart Filled Full

I want to share some little quilts with their matching dollies.  This one was a little quilt from Konda Luckau's 'Simply Charming Minis' book - Criss Cross Applesauce.  

This was a private swap I set up with another blogger - I love her work and she so wanted one of my little quilts/dollie.
And this is the sweet little quilt she sent me - with my own little prim patchwork Angel.  Bricks and stepping stones - a large quilt that I am slowly collecting fabrics for.  So I will have one for me and one for - oh, need to get out the doll bed my Dad made long ago.  And a sweet card that is also her label.  LOVE IT!!  You can visit Wilma HERE .

This was my quilt for the Monthly Doll Quilt Swap.  The February theme was 'Something I Love' and my partner, Vickie, loves hearts (and it is her birhday month, too). 

And her little matching dollie and my signature label for the doll quilts.  You should go visit Vickie HERE and wish her a Happy Birthday (I don't know the exact day, but sure she will love it).

These two little quilts are for the 'Get Your Mrs. Claus On' and are the 12" x 18" size for a cradle.  I want to make at least one if not two a month when I play with my Rainbow Challenge blocks.  I had a layer cake of ABC123 and will use this as my fabric base for all my little quilts.  I have it stored in the tote with my Rainbow projects so I will remember.  And I am using up my left-over bits of binding on these too - maybe that will help to clean out that drawer.  Check the side bar button and consider filling someone's heart with a little doll quilt.
** linking to Marcia's Minutes For Me **
Closing Thought
The steady lulling drum,
Of the needle sewing through,
Layers of fabric,
That textured stuff of softness,
That comes on bolts of bright colors,
And night shades.
Something luxurious can be made,
Here in this tiny room,
Where it is just me,
And the thought of you.
Sewing things for memory's sake,
The way she taught me how.
First a quilt I did make,
And then a simple doll.
No matter the project,
My machine gives that same lull.
Its like a soothing lullaby
That makes my heart fill full.

by Crystal Raen

Sewingly Yours,


Carol E. said...

Great quilts and I love the little dollies. I have been using scraps for doll quilts (ala Get Your Mrs. Claus on) this year, also. Fun to use the scraps right away!

Anonymous said...

wow Sharon love your doll quilts with matching dolls,very unique,well done.xx

Mrs.Pickles said...

what great quilts and dolls!!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Love all your quilts and dolls. Wished your friend HB Day.

Lyndsey said...

Those quilts are so lovely and your little dolls are just perfect. I'm going visiting now to wish Vickie a happy birthday.

Michele said...

Your minis are always so great. I love seeing all the different ones that you come up with.

Cheryll said...

Love the doll quilt with the doll attached... such a cute idea! :)

Dana Gaffney said...

So cute, your dolls always make me smile :)

Debbie said...

Sharon, these are so great. I always enjoy seeing your exchanges. Then I get to the bottom of the post and see Mrs. Claus quilts. Yea! Thank you, you are the best angel around.

KaHolly said...

Visiting from Vickie's post today. Loved her doll quilt and matching doll. You sure made her birthday special!! I'm enamored with the dolls. Have been thinking of finding a pattern to make some kind of doll, but now that I've seen yours, I KNOW I'll definitely have to go on the search for one similar.

Sheila said...

I always enjoy seeing pictures of your mini quilts and your dolls. Good plug for the Get Your Mrs Clause doll quilts. I can imagine grateful little girls playing with with those sweet little quilts.
Thank you for sharing the poem :)

Needled Mom said...

Your doll quilts are just lovely. The little doll is so sweet as well. It looks like it was a great swap.

Snoodles said...

Lovely quilts and dolls, and the poem is wonderful. Looks like lots of snow is headed your way....take care!

KatieQ said...

I always enjoy seeing your little dolls and their quilts.

KatieQ said...

I always enjoy seeing your little dolls and their quilts. The stepping stones and bricks looks like a nice quilt for scraps.

Belinda said...

Your little dolls just make the whole thing wonderful!! I LOVE the heart quilt!

Vickie said...

Thanks Sharon, you are very talented and make so many cute things. Do you ever sleep? I still haven't started yours but am planning to make it on Saturday and post on Monday, wish me luck!

Amy Hill said...

Very neat idea! They look great, my daughter would love them :)

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Your little dolly's and doll quilts are sew cute! I enjoy seeing them every time. No dolls in my house, as I had boys, not girls.