Thursday, August 03, 2006
Dinky little dolly quilts
Well I've managed to get the camera back working again - sort of - with a new battery at the princely cost of £13 (about $25) from a site on the internet. The self same battery would have been £39 at our local high street photography shop. As much as I like to patronise high street traders I'm afraid the £26 I saved is better in my pocket than theirs!
I should get a picture of Flightless Beauty sorted out this afternoon all being well.
When we lived in France during the winter of 2001/2002 DD2 was the first member of the family to have a birthday out there in the February. She became the ripe old age of 5 :o)
When asked what she would like for her birthday she requested a double buggy type push chair ( stroller ) for her dollies.
DH and I hunted high and low for such an object in France to no avail and in the end as we knew my sister was coming over to visit a couple of weeks after the said birthday we resorted to getting her to purchase one in the UK and bring it over with her.
I had wanted to make a couple of little quilts for this buggy and my sister gave me an indication of the colour scheme of the fabric on the said item
You girls on the August 'no fabric buying ' programme would have been proud of me, especially as my stash was nowhere near as well developed as it is now.
I was given the colour criteria of navy blue with orange and lime green (wince!)
So I went on a stash excavation and came up with the fabrics in the two mini quilts you see above.
They each measure only 16" by 22". I made the fence rail one first and then got bored (plus the spectre of a tight time schedule was hovering over my shoulder as I could only work on them when the kids were out of the house at school or in bed)
So I opted for a very speedy strippy for the second
FMQ in specific areas finished off with 'Happy 5th Birthday Louise' stitch/written along the top of each and then I pulled the backing to the front to make the binding.
She was delighted with them and her dolls still get covered up by them to this day