Wednesday, December 9, 2009

dolly dresses... the quilt

Wednesday, December 9, 2009
here it is.
my day.
have you been visiting all the blogs for dolly blog??

anyway...
i was lucky enough to meet holly @ market
and well the rest is history.

so here it is.
my dolly dresses quilt.

keep it simple.
since i plan on having this be a gift...
and have the recipient be able to play with it.
i went with no embellishment...
you can never be too careful with little ones!
{and while all the ric rac & what not is super cute.. so are the dresses on their own!}

i love how the triangles frame each dress...
and i quilted it in a fine white so the dresses stand out.. not the quilting.

and a pieced back.
as usual.
i used my more personal label since it is a gift.
and framed it with the leftover border from the panels...
i think any little one would be happy to play with this...
playmat
nap time quilt
wall hanging
tablecloth
just about anything!

{tutorial available here }

i hope you like it as much as i do!!

47 comments:

Heather said...

That is so adorable! a little girl will adore it!
I might have to get my hands on one of those panels!

Natalia said...

I love it! I love her name on it, very very cute!!

Michelle said...

So cute! I can't wait for the tutorial, another one on the list of want to makes!

natalie. beyond the reef said...

Inquiring minds want to know...is this needle turn applique?!???
Cute, cute.

Karin said...

I love it! So beautiful! We will see you tomorrow night!

Brad Herman said...

Such amazing detail, great job

Lisa said...

You have done such a beautiful job, it is just gorgeous.

amylouwho said...

really adorable! I need to get my hands on these dresses!!!

Anne at Film and Thread said...

That is SO cute! The little triangles look like photo corners that let the dresses float on the background. The colors are wonderful, too. It's a great gift!

Stacey said...

that is super cute!! love it, and she will too!!

Jackie said...

Love it! Just adorable for any little girl.

eatmoresmores said...

That settles it. I HAVE to make this! I have 2 nieces and I definitely need to make this for one or both of them. I'll be following your blog for the turotial. Great job!

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

that is so adorable....love it

Kathryn said...

I think this fabric is going to fly off the shelves. Your ideas on how to use it give us all inspiration.
Kathie L. from Allentown

The Quilt Shoppe said...

That is absolutely A-DOR-A-BLE! Simple, sweet, absolutely perfect :)

Blue Is Bleu said...

That's gorgeous! Ooh and I have one of the pinks you used on the back hehe

herkkie205 said...

Absolutely LOVE it!! Can't wait for the tutorial.....my granddaughters will be thrilled.

Jocelynilla said...

love, love it Julie :) what's the size of it?

rachel griffith said...

adorable.

Crafty Mama said...

Oh my, that is so so cute! I want to make one for my daughter now so I'm anxiously awaiting your tutorial! :-)

Quilted Quickies said...

Very sweet! Simple is the best with little ones...that's for sure. Loved the way you framed the dresses and the white just sets everything off...adorable!

Amy - Park City Girl said...

It's adorable!! beautiful finish :)

PamKittyMorning said...

Cute!

Tracey said...

it's perfect... I love the sweet frames on the dresses, and as the mommy of an 8 month old, good call on no embellishments. :)

kate spain said...

soooo cute!

angela said...

Very cute! And I especially like it simple with the little frames.

Micki said...

That is just so pretty! The details on the dresses are wonderful!
Micki

Needled Mom said...

Oh my goodness, but that is cute!!!! I can't wait for the tutorial to come out.

Elizabeth said...

So sweet and cuddly!

Anonymous said...

Love it, love it, love it. I need to have a granddaughter so I can make one....wait...I could make it for me!!!! I will excitedly await your tutorial. Kristy in Ohio....love your blog!

Rosie's Whimsy said...

It's wonderful! I know my grandbaby Lola would love that. I better get busy with my quilting skills!!

Thimbleanna said...

It's adorable Julie!

Juliejaz said...

It's beautiful! Yes, I have been checking your blog everyday. I've wanted to see the dolly quilt pretty bad.

I started on my first block last night, but please do the tutorial because I know I'm probably making it harder than it really is.

Anonymous said...

WOW U R REALLY AMAZINGLY TALENTED

Quilt Nut said...

absolutely fabulous! love it

Sherry said...

It's just adorable. So nice that you're going to share a tutorial on it...WooHoo! Thanks for sharing.

Jeni said...

WOW! This quilt amazing...I just love that blue skirt with the pink sweater above the 'a'.

Thank you for your comment you left me when my husband returned home from Iraq a few weeks ago. I could not believe someone so famous had visited my blog.

Esther L. said...

Oh please you must do a tutorial! I have two little girls that would simply adore this quilt!!

Quilt Mom said...

Very sweet Julie, I love it! The dresses are adorable, you nailed the project and the quilting is just right!

quiltcetera said...

This is beautiful!!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Precious! I love the corner triangles. They really frame the blocks well.

sheri bignell said...

I just love your quilt julie... the triangles really show off the dresses... great idea! Is this for your new little niece that's coming soon?

Ariane said...

Wow!! This is such a great quilt. I love it.

Anonymous said...

I love the quilt and the story about your mommom was so touching.

amandajean said...

that is super duper cute!!!

Jen said...

That is the most precious quilt! Love it!
Cheers!
Jen

Marian said...

What a lovely story about these beautiful quilts and your family. I accidentaly found your blog since Johanna Boda was my grandmother's niece (nee Hovingh). My mother (89) loved your story as well. Our best whishes for you and your family.
Marian, the Netherlands