So Miss C is getting a special present from 'Santa' this year--Kit, the American Girl doll. I can't wait to see her face when she sees her new doll. And as a special gift from me, I'm making her a doll quilt for her. And why is Santa not giving it to her? Because I want her to know it was ME who spent hours and hours on it, NOT SANTA. LOL
It's not done yet, but here it is...
Yes, this little quilt is a labor of love, let me tell you! I chose to pattern it after the vintage Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt. So far it's 100% hand-stitched and is taking a while to make, but I've loved working on it here and there, in the evenings after the girls go to bed, while waiting for them in the car at after-school-pick-up and so on.
I've used mostly 1930's reproduction fabric to make it, which is perfect for Kit, whose story takes place during the Depression Era.
As I said in the title, this project is a seeeea of stitches! If you don't believe me, take a gander at the backside...
I want to thank Anna, who inspired me to tackle the fabric hexagon. Are you interested in attempting it, too? Do it!! Anna shares many other projects that involve hexagons that don't take quite as long as my doll quilt. Her blog is absolutely incredible. So inspiring... do check it out!
Now, I best get going so I can work on it a little more. I'm just about finished with the cream border. Wish me luck that'll I'll finish on time (in fact, I need to finish it quick because I need to finish Avery's quilt, too. Like I said... wish me luck!). And guess what--my dear Dad is making the girls' doll a wooden bed as his Christmas present and these quilts gotta be done for them! I can't wait to see what he's made. So sweet of him.
Here's to hexagons!
p.s. The paper hexagons I used were purchased here, as well as much of the 30's reproduction fabric. :)
p.p.s. Thanks to my friend Kelli who gave me some of the 30's reproduction fabric this summer! Looooove it!