Friday, January 3, 2014

a doll of a quilt ....

Mariana  sent me her doll quilt pattern a few weeks ago and I made one just before the end of the year  -  the vintage bunny is just the cutest!!!!  I know that I'll be making more of these.



The cold weather continues and 'they' have suggested that it will be with us through to the end of January - ugh. 

 Just now I'm reading this book and it's a fabulous read.  It's described as riveting and gruesome, which it is and I will add humorous to that description.  This is the first time I've read this author and I'm captivated.  This is his first novel (at least with this character) and I cannot imagine how he could improve. 


Whilst putting away our Christmas décor I decided it was time to empty my 'orts' - I believe that's what these bits and pieces of thread are called.  This collection has been building up since October and was well packed. 




10 comments:

Jo said...

The doll quilt is so cute, not surprised you intend making more. I have never read Stuart Macbride, but can't think of anything nicer than curling up with a good book when the weather is bad.

Valma said...
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Valma said...

hoooo what a cute quilt !
I wish I still had a doll to play with & offer her such a beautiful piece =)
well done
beautiful fabrics you used, I can recognise some of them you used for my beautiful needle book =)
speaking of books...maybe I will have a good resolution this year..to read books again !
it's a long time now since I've been reading a book....
Happy New Year again sweetie
big hugs
xxx

Linda said...

Super cute little quilt. Love the fabrics you used.

Sharon said...

Your doll quilt is so cute!!! That's a wonderful idea for using up scraps!

Timi said...

Your doll quilt is lovely! What a good idea to use little fabrics for this! I think I will try it, too :o)

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

Cute little quilt project. Is it hard for you to throw away "orts?" It is for me sometimes, because I see projects where you can sew these to make a cute fabric for a purse. Learn something all the time....never knew about the word, "orts."

Carol said...

How pretty--I love the quilt's colors, too!!

Hope your bad weather improves--we've had so much cold here, but not a lot of snow... Happy New Year!

Caroline Heinrichs said...

Cute and so familiar as I remember making a sleeping bag for my doll shortly after my Mom taught me how to sew with needle and thread. But this one is sooo cute. Are you Canadian blogger?
carlithequilter@gmail (dot) com

Anthea said...

Oh my gosh Kate - the doll quilt is super-cute, well done!
Stay safe in the revolting weather x