Friday, November 27, 2009

Friday Sew and Tell

My Friday Finish this week isn't what I thought it would be last week!  I hit a designing snag with Aunt B's quilt.  I think I have it figured out and will be working on it this week.
Sew, I started and finished a doll quilt top for our niece.  She loves her baby dolls!  She "mamas" them in the sweetest way!  For Christmas I'm making her two doll quilts to love on her babies with.

I used left over squares from Aunt B's quilt  and knew I wanted a pinwheel pattern for the doll quilt.  This fabric would be from our niece's great-grandma's stash and I like the idea of Katelynne having a doll baby quilt helping her to know a great-grandma who died before she was born.  I'm using white flannel for the front and back.  It's so soft and cuddly.  This one measures about 22 3/4" square.  I pieced squares together and then trimmed them to 1 1/2" to make an outer sashing.  I like the effect.  Her mom has seen the top and really likes it.  I hope Katelynne does too!

The other doll quilt is made of orange, yellow and pink fabrics.  I love the sherberty look and feel.  I'm using white flannel again, alternating with the colored squares.

We had a good day yesterday with hubby muffin's family here.  Last year we had about 31 people here.  We invited friends and their kids and friends.  Needless to say, this year was a little more quieter, but I missed having our extended "family" too.

Hop on over Amy's blog to take a look at what the other women have been up to this week.  I haven't looked at all of them, but today's was a cooking themed finish...but, since I only made potatoes, noodles and rolls yesterday, I don't really have an awesome recipe to share.  Looking forward to getting some new yummy recipes though from the gals!

I think there's only 27 days left until Christmas!
I need to get busy!

Have a great weekend!


  1. I love your doll quit. I so love love pinwheels. I am sure she will love your gifts.

  2. It will be so cuddly with the addition of the white flannel. Pinwheels are just wonderful :^)

  3. I'm sure your niece will love her doll quilts! Very cool to include fabric from her great grandmother! How wonderful to be able to entertain such a large gathering of family! You must have the gift of hospitality! Have a great weekend!

  4. Clever quilts for Katelynne...Katelynnes's clever quilts !
    Sorry, in a silly were posting at the same time as me !
    Crack ! That's the whip.......sending us scurrying to finish those Christmas gifts !

  5. Pinwheels are really cool. Like the baby doll quilt...

  6. so stink'n cute! I am a pinwheel lover!

  7. I love this! You know I love the fact that you used Great-Grandma's fabric. And backing it with flannel will make it snuggly. Sounds like the perfect doll quilt to me!

  8. I really like the yellow with it. How bright for those dollies!

  9. pinwheels are always grand! This will make a great doll quilt. Good job!

  10. I'm starting a pinwheel quilt tomorrow for the little one year old my daughter nanny's for. Thanks for sharing this quilt. It's getting me excited to get mine started!! Love this!

  11. So glad you had a nice Thanksgiving. I love the pinwheel quilt for your niece. So great that you used great grandma's fabric. I especially like the border. Thanks for sharing.


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