It’s been too long since I did a blog hop but happily, I’m back again with projects and a giveaway. Today is my day for the Stitching Sunshine Blog Hop run by Creatin’ in the Sticks. Stay tuned til the end of my post for details on the giveaway!! I love a group challenge to get the creative juices flowing. Something sunny and yellow is so needed right now. The world seems chaotic and gloomy so let’s bring on some yellow to brighten things up!
I dipped into my scraps for some golden colors and lucky me, there were plenty to choose from. I’m very much into scrap quilts these days and this was a fun finish. I pieced together thirteen 16-patch squares and then made twelve low-volume snowballs. I alternated the squares and the snowballs for a simple design. I enjoy seeing some fun fabrics peeking through, like those little pink and orange pandas.
Unfortunately, the wavy quilting that I chose to do doesn’t thrill me in the end. I feel that the wavy lines take away from the design grid that was in place. I know when it’s washed and used, it will be soft and cuddly. So that’s what really matters, right!? If I only owned a long arm, then I could have done a fancy design in each snowball and a stitch in the ditch for the grids. Could I have done that anyways, yes but…this was a quick finish and like we say, “finished is better than perfect.”
The reason this was a quick finish is because I had promised the blanket to Amy for one of her special clients. This “doll” quilt was made for a young girl getting a A Doll Like Me. Amy makes dolls for kids (and adults) who have limb differences and other unique features. Sadly, the little girl getting this doll has suffered disfiguring burns in a house fire. She has had more than her share of challenges. Just look at Amy’s incredibly detailed doll below and you get the idea. A sunny quilt is just what was needed to tag along with such a special doll. I frequently make clothing for A Doll Like Me, but every now and then, something additional is needed. This was one of those times. This quilt is a roomier size than just for a doll and can easily be used for a little girl to cuddle alongside her buddy.
You know that I love making doll clothes for Amy’s 18″ dolls so one pair of capris wasn’t enough. Naturally, I made a dress also.
I loved the sunshine concept so much that one yellow blanket wasn’t enough for me. I made a second quilt that began without an idea in my head. I created 10.5″ crumb blocks from yellow scraps (with some pink and purple thrown in for fun.) I enjoyed making these and using up some of my little novelty yellow scraps along the way. I looked through the internet (yes, we all do that) and found some ideas. Now, with a very controlled and sashed nine-patch border, the quilt came together. Sometimes those quilts that aren’t planned end up as the best finishes. I love how the sashes keep the chaos in check. I may just do another one of these some day.
Nope, I haven’t quilted this one yet. I need to think about it and plot this one out ahead of time. Til then…I’m enjoying looking at the quilt top as is. I’m going to call this one, “SUNSHINE THROUGH the WINDOW”. I hope to finish it one day, but I’m enjoying just looking at it for now.
Finally about the GIVEAWAY!! I can’t help giving gifts to others. One lucky person who comments on my post will win the giveaway pictured below.
Just leave a comment on my blog before midnight on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. I will pull a random number out of a hat for one lucky person. Due to postage costs, sorry but, only a U.S. address can receive the win.
Congrats to Susan from Ann Arbor. She is the winner of the giveaway. Thank you all for participating and stay tuned for the next blog hop.
- a scrap fabric piece (about a fat quarter or more) of Spring Camouflage Brandon Mably -Kaffe Fassett- collective
- a Moda “Alpine” collection mini-charm pack (2 1/2″ squares)
- 2 new seam rippers
That’s all for now. Thank you to the most creative Carla of Creatin’ in the Sticks for hosting and pulling this blog hop together. Thank you to the list of talented bloggers who are participating. Please do drop by several blogs and leave a comment. We all love hearing from you.
Monday, June 22nd
Just Let Me QuiltVroomansQuiltsQuilt SchmiltQuiltFabrication
Life in the Scrapatch
Karrin’s Crazy World
Just Because Quilts
Tuesday, June 23rd
Becky’s Adventures in Quilting and TravelElizabeth Coughlin DesignsScrapdashMaryMack’s blog
Sue S – hosted at Creatin’ in the Sticks
The Joyful Quilter
For the love of geese
Wednesday, June 24th
MooseStashQuiltingPamelaQuiltsPodunk PrettiesHomespun Hannah’s Blog
Ridge Top Quilts
Words & Stitches
Ms P Designs USA
Thursday, June 25th
Kathleen McMusingDen syende himmel
Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting
Hill Valley Quilter
Seams To Be Sew
That Fabric Feeling YOU ARE HERE!!! (-:
Creatin’ in the Sticks