Sunday, June 15, 2008

Little Quilts and Big Girls

I promised to show you my latest doll quilt for the Lemonade Stand Doll Quilt Swap. It took me slightly longer than expected due to the dreaded gastro bug continuing to weave its destructive pathway through the members of my family! Only Chloe left to go now and she's looking nervous!

Anyway, the idea for the quilt is obvious. When I made the scooter bag I did two versions of it facing either way. So I used the one I had left and added some little squares.

Lemonade Stand Doll Quilt Swap quilt

And of course, my fabourite stripey binding.

Quilting and binding

And a few little quilted flowers to give it a bit of a 70's feel.

Flower Quilting

It went off in the post last week and will hopefully arrive at it's new home sometime this week.

I was making Daphne's bed this morning and realised I'd never really shown you her quilt properly once it was finished.

Daphne's quilt.

Daph's room is one of my favourites in the house and the least messy (so far).

Daphne's bedroom

And it's full of lovely bits and pieces like this gorgeous teddy my friend Christina made for her on her first Birthday.

Patch the Teddy

Here's a few shots from yesterday. My little girl is growing up so fast.

My creation

33 comments:

ginger said...

That little quilt is just adorable!

Your daughter's room is so pretty... I love how cozy it seems, especially with the beautiful wood floors.

LOUISE said...

Very nice of Daphne to allow you to show us around her lovely room, and I love that patchwork teddy bear, such lovely material has been used. I hope the house has got back to some normality and the dreaded bug has hopped it. x

Thriftin and Craftin said...

Your quilts are beautiful. Thanks for sharing the photos!

Valerie said...

Oh, you know I just HAD to comment on the scooter quilt and how stinkin' ADORABLE it is!!!! I think you must have magic fingers or something, because everything you make is always the cutest. :)

I get lots of compliments on my scooter bag, and I am always proud to tell people how and from whom I got it!

LauraJ said...

beautiful little girl. gorgeous quilts you make!!

Christie said...

Daphne's room is so pretty, what a beautiful girly quilt.

Mini quilt looks great, fab colours.

Melody said...

Oh Daphne is cute. And they do grow up so very quickly. Sometimes I want to stop time...

Gorgeous bedroom!! Gorgeous quilts!

Hope Chloe misses out on the gastro bug.

Sandi said...

What a cute little quilt!
Daphne's room is lovely. Loved the soft floral quilt - very girlie!

two hippos said...

What a fab scooter quilt, your daughters room is lovely too!

Jenni said...

Happy to meet you.The scooter quilt is truly original, nice feat but I really love your daughters quilt and that lovely worn in and enjoyed look.

pink-petal-designs said...

I just love Daphnes Quilt, do you mind me asking which what the fabric is called?
Thanks Sarah x

Nikki said...

Oooh- LOVIN' that little scooter quilt!! Fantastic colours and bitchin' stitchin'!!(I wonder what happened to all my G's...?).

And Daphne is a DOLL!!

Simon - aka Bloke said...

Hi - thanks for the comments on my blog... I think that binding is fab - looks like one from Amitie that I used in a bag...

Jellybeansdancing said...

Hi there, Met you in Amitie this morning and we were talking about blogs. You and Miss Marzie so inspired me that I stopped the procrastinating and just did it. Not much on there at the moment, but thought I'd share. Great to meet you.

loulee1 said...

Your daughters room is beautiful. Love the teddy.

periwinkle said...

Lovely room and a gorgeous first birthday present
Lisa x

Bronwyn said...

I too love the stripy binding on your doll quilt - got to get me some of that!

Thimbleanna said...

As always Louise, your work is just fabulous! I love the little quilt, the big quilt (and it's adorable little owner) and your apron. What a talented girl you are!

Jodie said...

Love that middle shot of your daughter - she looks so quizzical.

peppermintpatcher said...

Both quilts are just lovely, as is your little girl...

Cathy said...

What gorgeous quilts - big and little. A beautiful room for a beautiful girl too.
Cathy X

Rebecca said...

love daphne's quilt. it looks like an heirloom, one of those faded shabby chic things? gorgeous!

julia said...

What a feast for the eyes these two posts are, they really brightened my day. I absolutely love Daphne's quilt and that teddy is too cute for words.
Julia x
ps. Thanks for your kind comments about Ian's mum x

Leni & Rose said...

The quilt is gorgeous, and the cute stripy binding!I'm trying to do my first quilt at the moment...not sure about how to do the whole binding thing yet! I want it to look just like yours!

dizzyjadey said...

Daphne is looking bigger, but she's still very cute. Love all your projects. You've been so productive.

Philigry said...

oh, i love this post! that bear,a nd the quilts are so sweet. waht a cute little girl you have! they grow up way too fast.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

The quilts look lovely. I love the colours in the dolls quilt. The recipent will be so happy I'm sure.
Love the expressions of the 3 photos.

Kristin said...

Oh those quilts are just GORGEOUS!! So inspirational :)


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Kellie said...

Hi Louise! I love the scooter! So very cute and Daphnie is just the most beautiful little girl!

amandajean said...

I love both quilts! and is there anything better than striped binding?

Cathy said...

nice pics of Daphne - the scooter looks fab - love the colours.

Ragged Roses said...

Lovely photos Louise. Your little girl is beautiful and growing up quickly as you say. What lovely quilts, you have such a wonderful eye for colour, I love the combinations you choose
Kimx

Corrie said...

oh my gosh its all lovely! all the quilts, the teddy, your gorgeous little girl!

all cuteness

Corrie:)