Monday, November 7, 2011

Design Wall Monday -- 11/07/2011

While visiting others’ blogs yesterday, I came across a post from Debbie at Stitchin' Therapy calling for help with doll quilts that will be paired with cradles and doll beds for gifts to children in special need situations.  I had tidied up my quilting closet last week and found several small remnants of child appropriate fabric that I had wondered about how to use.  Without having any real design in mind, I sliced and diced the pieces and came up with this.

Debbie said it was not necessary to bind the quilts.  She recommended turning them inside out.  The one time I tried that method turned out to be an embarrassment so I went ahead and added binding.  After I had committed to that strategy, Debbie posted an excellent tutorial on how to finish a quilt using her recommendation.  Oh well, next time I am in the same position, I will know where to go for guidance.  

It shouldn’t take long to do the hand work tonight.  I still enjoy doing the handwork on a binding.  I know that like so many of my quilting friends, the day will come when my hands won’t be able to handle the strain.  For the time being, I will enjoy the process. 

As I type this, I can hear an owl calling outside my window.  It is still dark here and very peaceful,  Even the doggies are still sacked out. 

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Debbie said...

How precious is this top! I love it and really appreciate you taking the time to bind and complete it. You have your Mrs. Claus on. Thank you so much.

Impera_Magna said...

Oh, I love it... so bright and cheerful! It will look lovely on a doll bed or in a cradle!

Denise :) said...

This is darling! And thank you for that link -- I'm going to go check it out, now! :)

AnnieO said...

Very cute and cheerful--perfect for an ever-smiling dolly to treasure :)

Kathryn D. Duke said...

thanks for letting us know...i contacted Debbie and am sending a few out today!!