21 January, 2009

A New Addiction

Oh, what have I started? I felt the need to get quilty last week and I wanted a start to finish project. The Monster started playing with dolls recently, so a doll quilt seemed like a good choice. From start to finish it took me about three hours. That includes the time spent with The Monster picking fabric.

I've had this Dick and Jane fabric for a while. She is obsessed with the Dick and Jane books. Do you know how annoying those are to read and reread to the enjoyment of a 2 year old? Maybe I was hoping that the quilt would quell her desire to hear the stories by encouraging her to make up her own with Dick, Jane, Sally, Puff, and Spot on the quilt. Yeah, foolish thinking on my part.

This is very simple construction. Two pieces of fabric sewn together and some circle appliques covering the seam. To quilt I simply outlined the circles and copied the diamond pattern on the big piece of fabric.

There is one more bit of work to do, or rather, re-do. I did the binding by machine - a big mistake. I've never done that before and I won't do it again. One quiet night I will take the seam ripper to the stitches and sew it down properly, by hand. Of course, I have about a dozen more sketches of other quilts to make. And a list of little girls I know who would love a doll quilt...

7 comments:

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Love your dolly quilt - sorry it didn't quell the reading fascination :) I seem to make these in threes! very addicting

Holli said...

Wow - what a great quilt and such darling fabric. Someday -- someday -- I'm going to have to commission you to make me a baby quilt.

amandajean said...

my doll quilt obsession only lasted a short while. i have 2 left to finish...just the bindings. but i lost the groove. yours is so cute. i love the fabric.

Miriam said...

The quilt looks great. And now you can just read the quilt instead of having to drag out the books!

I have a set of Dick and Jane books from my 1st grade teacher mother...ones I know I learned to read out of in the 1960s!

hetty said...

Love your little doll quilt! Gosh, I remember those Dick and Jane books. I learned to read because, or maybe I should say, in spite of them!

jacquie said...

cute! and quick too.

Jenny said...

Oh, I LOVE the fabric but I have to agree with the reading of the books part. Ugh.