Happy third week in July from New York!
My little granddaughter Avi turned 3 years old on July 3. Her momma let me know that Avi had her heart set on a bitty baby doll with its own pacifier or bottle. Love Amazon – I found a perfect little purple-clad baby with both accessories included. Yippee! Sadly, I wasn’t able to attend Avi’s birthday party, but this gift has been bothering me since I ordered it…doesn’t a baby doll need a blanket too?? Clearly.
With my son off to tennis camp yesterday, I sat down in my sewing room, hauled out my purple scraps and set about creating a surprise “just because” gift for Avi’s newest toy. The birthday girl and her mom are modern kind of girls, so I dropped back into easy pixelated mode and created a purple powered present.
Behold, my first ever doll quilt top!
It turns out that the only doll I have in my home is a Raggedy Ann that my mother made for me more than 30 years ago. RA usually sits on my cutting table, but I took her outside for a photo shoot with the new doll quilt top late Sunday evening.
Wouldn’t you want to climb a tree if you’d been trapped inside for 30 years??? I thought so.In other quilting updates, I’m making fast progress on True Blue – finally! The blocks are all completed. I just have to:
- Attach two more rows
- Create a skinny border (pieces are all cut — hurray!)
- Attached said skinny border
- Build a piano key border (strips already cut, yay!)
- Attach piano keys
- Find/create a backing
- Drop it of at Ms. G’s and make it her problem — tag you are (almost) it, Ms. G!
Now that I type this out, it seems like a lot of work left to do, but believe it or not, I feel like the end is in sight for this project.This monster project