Friday, December 2, 2011

Sew & Tell Friday #49

Progress has been made on the quilts I showed yesterday, but they aren't quite finished.  I DID finish two matching doll quilts for two sweet little girls this Christmas.

These quilted tops have been in my WIPs pile for several years now just waiting to be bound.  They are leftovers from a quilt and matching doll quilt made for another sweet little girl and were intended to be gifts for my daughter and niece at the time.  

Original quilt made in 2008 - before blogging and documenting with photos ;-)
 You can't really tell from the pictures, but the quilts were made to be similar yet different.  They each have a different border fabric, backing fabric and quilting design.  One is quilted with butterflies and the other with hearts.  

I'm pretty sure the original intended recipients are passed the playing with dolls stage (even though they would still appreciate the gift), so their younger cousins will be getting these.  The fun part is shopping for the baby dolls!

Before the binding

I am so happy these doll quilts are FINALLY finished, so happy there are little girls on my gift list, and so happy to link these to Amanda Jean's and Amy's blogs!


  1. Oh! beautiful! who wouldn't love to receive these! love that fabric and how lovely to quilt butterflies and heart!

  2. They're both so sweet. Love the fabrics.

  3. There are going to be two happy little girls when they receive their gifts. I am glad to know that little girls still play with dolls.

  4. Sorry it's been so long since I was by. I've been utterly overwhelmed. I love this. I have two doll quilts to quilt and get bound myself before Christmas. Man! When will I get it done!

  5. they are so pretty, Rene! how great that you can use some of your old WIP's for gifts. that's super smart! I have some of that fabric in my bed quilt and i love how soft and feminine it is.

    thanks for linking up to finish it up Friday!

  6. Those doll quilts are very cute! So sweet!