Thursday, July 17, 2014

Paper Doll Quilt? Finished!!

I have had such a great morning!
 I had a short visit by a cardinal hopping on the balcony railing--too short to grab the camera, though. Cardinals are few and far between in our neighborhood. I think I've only seen 3 or 4 in the fifteen years we've lived here, so it was quite a treat to have him drop by!
These are my Miracle Morning Glories.
 Two weeks ago, the trellis was blown over by a huge gust of wind and took the Morning Glories with it, roots and all. Fortunately. I was close by when it happened and replanted them ASAP. I have been watering them everyday since. You can see the leaves are a bit beat up, but this week it started blooming.
 I'm so happy--looks like the Morning Glories are too! 
I persuaded Mr. Moosebay Jr. to hold my finished Paper Dolls quilt over the deck railing for a photo this morning.
 This is my July UFO--wow--completed with 2 weeks to spare!
My friend Miriam suggested a much lighter border than what I had planned to use--I'm so glad I listened to her--love the tan with my scrappy binding.
I put my scallop rulers to work on this quilt in the border and on the dresses. 

I was a little tricky quilting around the kerchiefs--I had to pin them out of the way.

I used to love playing with paper dolls as a child and this quilt was just as much fun.

I loved putting together the fabrics for the dresses and hats.

I used an extra block for the label on the back.
 The Paper Dolls quilt is all about the hats! There were only a few shapes in the pattern, so I drew up a few more--here's the fashion show:
I got a chance to use my new Martha Stewart hydrangea punch too!
These are the tiny flowers from the punch.

This is the large hydrangea flower. 


This flower is just a circle with little nips to make petals.

This is one of those little pre-made ribbon flowers from JoAnne's. 




Update: for more information on the Paper Doll quilt pattern, see my earlier post HERE

10 comments:

  1. Absolutely adorable quilt! Hugs, Julierose

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  2. Hey Karen did you realize that ads are coming up on the verification block and you cannot print out the numbers??? I had to go back 3 times...just thought you might want to know julierose

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  3. Your paper dolls are seriously cute!! The hats are very fun :0)

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  4. Love the whole thing...but especially the hats!!!!(I have just a few hats myself).
    Is the name of the pattern PaperDoll and can you tell me who puts it out?

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  5. That is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo adorable!!!

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  6. Your little quilt is adorable! I love the little fashion show your dolls put on. I've never seen the punch you mentioned - it made lovely little flowers that are perfect for your dollies!

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  7. A fabulous quilt! I adore the hair and embellishments lol
    I recall way back in hippy days, folks ate the seeds of the morning glories to get high! they took them off the market for a while, so lovely to see them back in favour as flowers lol

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  8. I love the paper doll quilt. Would you mind sharing the name and source of the pattern?

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  9. Oh my goodness...I LOVE this! Too cute!

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