Friday, December 16, 2011

Making a doll and contemplating a finish

 Bella has asked me to get her a pink soft doll with pink hair and pink clothes.  I bought some pink flannel a couple of weeks ago and a pattern for a 15" baby doll.  Today, I decided to begin the process.  I had to iron on interfacing which I was worried about with the flannel, but it worked okay.  I have not followed a commercial pattern for a long time.  I would not recommend this pattern for beginners.  It is not user friendly.  I got called away before I was able to finish stuffing her, but I think she is looking cute.  I have to figure out how to create the required pink hair.  I think I am going to use yarn.

I don't think I have posted these blocks all together.  I have until mid-January to figure out how I want to finish this and get it completed.  I am thinking of using a Kaffe shot cotton in purple with red undertones and Kaffe print cornerstones.  It will all really depend on what I have in my stash.
Tomorrow night, I am going to see my husband, daughter and granddaughter in the Polar Express.  Tom has been playing Santa in this dance adaptation to the story for a few years now.  Until then, I am going to keep working in the studio.  Only one week to Christmas.
Joyful quilting, everyone.


Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

Pink dolly is going to be really cute. Way to go, Gma!! Blocks are gorgeous.

Nifty Quilts said...

Cute doll, even bald!

Rebecka said...

I love your doll! She's going to be cute. Your blocks are beautiful. Please post your finished projects. Can't wait to see them!!

sheila 77 said...

Pretty little dolly. Wonder what her name will be. Maybe she would like a hat instead of hair? (but then she would want to take it off if it was hot....). Looking forward to seeing the blocks coming together.

Sarah Craig said...

Oh, the things we do for our granddaughters! And I love your quilt blocks - they are very pretty. Can't wait to see what they look like with the sashing and borders!

Carol said...

Miki, That dolly is precious! You continue to inspire me. I have a dolly that has been sitting on my sewing table, waiting for clothing, for several months now! I think today is the day she will finally get a little dress and some pantaloons!