Thursday, March 10, 2011

Doll Quilt Fun

Yesterday's post by Ashley over at Film in the Fridge inspired me to get out my fabric scraps and make up a few doll quilts tops (I had some Heather Ross scraps like the ones in her quilt that have long needed to be freed from my scrap bin). I love making these types of quilts. They appeal to my 'goal oriented' personality (they don't take forever to whip up) and I love that you can be creative while also using up scraps. More importantly I love the idea of a child having a beautiful, handmade blanket for their special softie or doll. My grandmother knitted me a beautiful blanket for my dolls that I still have (will need to take a picture and show you). It has stripes like this (only knit) and these stripe quilts remind me of it.

It's been a long time since I've felt like sewing. Not that I didn't feel like it, but more that I had NO energy. For the last four months Avery has been waking up every 1.5 hours-ish (I wish I was exaggerating). A few weeks ago she finally started sleeping better. She only wakes up 2-3 times a night now... which is such a relief and a blessing (hopefully it sticks). All of a sudden I feel lighter and happier and it feels GOOD! Sleep is SO important to a person's well being.

Sleep tight! xoxo

1 comment:

Karie said...

I saw the strip quilts on Film in the Fridge and I was thinking - I have to make one of those!! Great idea for a doll..I like the size too. Beautiful fabrics Mad - can't wait to see it finished.

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