|Collaboration Quilt 42"x42" gifted|
She was going to her good friends birthday party and I asked if she wanted to make a doll as a gift. I knew it would be quick and simple with the pre-printed fabric I had in my stash. Usually I do the machine sewing and she does the other tasks but now that she's 4 1/2 we decided it was time to graduate to an advanced level in the process.
I'm lucky that she pays way more attention to where I store my notions and knew exactly where to find the stuffing. It turned out really cute and would have been a perfectly thoughtful present BUT she wanted the doll to have a quilt. So - I pulled out a bag of UFO parts that I had started during a QAL. We found a center that she liked and the precuts to go with it.
|Finished Doll Quilt|
It was fun to listen to her explain why she was choosing the strips, because her friend likes cats, birds, and to paint (the blue looks brush strokes). My favorite is the binding ocean waves fabric to represent their time at the beach together.
With a finished doll and doll quilt we could have stopped there, BUT she wanted a quilt for her friend so we kept going! Not only did she choose the fabrics but thanks to the roller I discovered another step that she could master and take pride in.
|Hugs and Happiness|
|FMQing the mini|
|FMQing the big quilt|
I used my new Juki 2200QVP for the first time for the bigger quilt and it was a dream. I love a no-fuss machine.
|New Machine March 2018|
At the party she was excited to have her friend open the present and it was adorable to watch.
|Gifting - A special handmade|
I like this shot of all the parts in relation to one another. I didn't get a good photo of it all together but the memory of the marathon day of creating will not be forgotten by either of us.