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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Christmas Quilt Along

Today I participated in the Christmas Quilt Along hosted by Quilt Sue at Quilt Times.  I have to confess I spent most of the day working on this

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It is for DD # 1 whose birthday is next week.  The family are all coming for dinner tomorrow.  This is a pattern from Volume 8 Number 11 of Australian Country Threads.  I followed it pretty closely but now that I’ve made it once I know what I would do differently next time.  Like make the hat a separate piece so that the doll can have different costumes for different occasions.  (I’m thinking about when DD # 1 graduates in a year from now and how cute this doll would look in a graduation cap and gown.  I’ll have to see if I can do a modification of the head and hat.)

I have been working in the evenings on a couple of hand sewing projects for Christmas swaps.  This is for my November block for the Christmas Quilting Block swap…

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The pattern is by Cyndi from Stitch, Stitch, Stitch

And this is for my Secret Santa swap…

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Gotta go sew!

Janet

4 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you could make it this month. I hope you enjoyed yourself.

    The idea of a graduation doll is wonderful, and I love the look of your Secret Santa swap candle mat.

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  2. What a great idea to have the doll be able to change to match the current happenings. Love what you are working on for your swaps.

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  3. Good for you at completing a doll! I was just looking at some dolls in a quilt magazine yesterday and thinking that I'd like to try them. Virginia Robinson makes some wonderful ones and I have one of her books. My granddaughters are getting big enough that I should try! Making them with changeable dresses is a good idea.

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  4. Didn't realize you were still up with Paulette. Glad you could join us. I just love the doll and of course, anything with wool!

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