Bloggers' Quilt Festival, hosted by Amy at Amy's Creative Side has begun. I decided to share the quilt I just barely finished for 2 reasons. First is because I just plain love it. Second, because I enjoyed the process of making something as an act of service, even though it was a rush job.
I will share the background again.
This last Sunday, we were told of a little girl, a member of our ward (congregation) who had just had major surgery on her head. She is 3, about the same age as Littlest Miss. The surgery was apparently very scary, did not go well, but ended well. She is out of ICU and back at home now. She had big screws put into her skull, that I believe have to be turned at given intervals. Her mom had intended to alter a Cabbage Patch doll to have screws in it's head to give her some understanding about what was happening with her own head. Her mom ran out of time, so one of the ladies in the ward offered to take care of it. I decided to help out too and make a little doll quilt to send with the doll. She got the doll on Monday or Tuesday an loved it. I didn't finish the quilt in time to send it with the doll, but it made it into the hands of the lady who is delivering it for me Wednesday night. I decided not to let them know who made it, just that someone in the ward wanted her to have a special quilt.
The quilt is made mostly from scraps left over from my first official quilt, the Sherbet Quilt. The white is also from my stash. The batting was given to me by a friend, so I did not purchase anything to make this quilt. I did a self binding on the quilt for the same reason; there was no fabric left for binding. I probably won't use this technique often, because while it was efficient, time and fabric-wise, if the backing isn't something that complements the top, it can look off (I would have preferred the dark pink left as the edge here). And, there is only one layer of fabric on that highly used and abused edge, so durability is a concern. I hope it holds up well for her and I hope she loves it and gets to use it as often as she likes.
Here is Strawberry Lemonade, a sweet little quilt for a sweet little girl.
|Doll Quilt for A.B. #140 in the link up for voting purposes|
|No label. Oops!|
|The flimsy for size reference. I think it finished about 43 or 44 inches square.|