A Map and Doll Quilts

This week the Maritime Modern Quilt Guild held a workshop, and it was FABULOUS! Andrea Tsang Jackson of 3rd story workshop led us through the construction of a beautiful map of the Maritimes. Her instruction was excellent; we are now ready to conquer the world. Literally. As a brand new member of the Guild, I was thrilled to meet some of the other members. Such a welcoming group of quilters!

At home, I made borders for the Shimmer flimsy I had spent the summer piecing, and marked curves on them, defining where I wanted the scalloped edge of the quilt to be. Then I tried to decide how to quilt it. I was having trouble, so I sat down at the computer, looking for inspiration. Didn’t find any.
27971795_10213576282495961_87043484014046318_n.jpgThen I started reading blogs, specifically those of Mari , Bernie, and Preeti, and learned about Spread the Love, Quilting for Kids. Take a look at the link; the story is inspiring. Quilts are needed for dolls made specifically for children with significant physical challenges. A light bulb went off in my head. I had a spare block from this quilt. If I enlarged it just a little, it would be doll quilt size, and I could audition my quilting for Shimmer.

This little 22 inch darling is ready to go! I even found some ancient fairy fabric for the back, and practiced machine binding, which is not my strong suit.

And then I felt badly that I had nothing for a boy, so I looked in my orphan block box and found some friendship stars left from a quilt for my American cousin’s baby ten years ago.

And here they are, side by side, getting ready for the mail.28059142_10213581505586535_6357728793851071424_nHave a quilting great week!

 

6 thoughts on “A Map and Doll Quilts

  1. Sewing the doll size quilts is a great way to audition how you’d like to quilt the bigger size. Did you figure that out? I think that is great that you were able to make two quilts as well for such a worthy cause. ~smile~ Roseanne

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