Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Stitching and Stitching

For the granddaughter's 16th birthdays they have requested a new quilt - an upgrade from their baby quilts.  We have a granddaughter turning 16 next month so I needed to get this finished.  I decided to go with the Disappearing Hourglass pattern and the fabric line Amelia.  The blocks are done and now I need to put them together before the big day.

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As I do each year, I made an 18" doll uniform for the grandchildren's school auction coming up this weekend.  This item has gone for a lot of money over the past years.  I'm glad it all goes to a great cause - their school.

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February caught me off guard and I did not get my monthly AYOS mini quilt done, but I did win this fabulous layer cake of Honey Honey by Kate Spain from an earlier AYOS project.  I hope to get this month's mini completed.  It looks like a great sampler project.  You can join the fun as well.  The information can be found on Sinta's or Sherri's blogs.

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We had a wild and wicked storm roll through over the weekend with hail, lightening, thunder and a real downpour.  The lights flickered several times, but we did not loose our power.  It was nice to get the rain as it will keep things green a bit longer here.  The surrounding mountains are covered with snow so it remains a pretty sight.  This was taken as the storm rolled in here.  Would you believe that I actually picked my first rose of the year on February 27th?  They are so early this year.
 
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27 comments:

Terry said...

Your quilt looks great...I love that pattern! I just made a couple of blocks using it today. :0)

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I love this pattern and fabric line. Funny, my SIL made her great neice her grown up girl quilt with this same line. March has given us 4 days of snow for her first 4 days - can't wait for it to be gone.

Shanna said...

I love the block you chose for your Granddaughter's new Quilt! I bet she will be quite thrilled with it.

Every year I see that little jumper for AG doll, I have to ask, where did you get the pattern for it? I would love to do that for our Parish school fundraiser too!

Wacky Woman said...

Love your granddaughter's quilt!! That hail was something wasn't it?

Carla said...

Lucky grand girl! And that ,ittle uniform. Too cute

Raewyn said...

Your grand-daughter's quilt is gorgeous - that's a beautiful block. Did the bias edges bother you at all? Love the doll uniform too - that is a great fundraising idea. Our weather is alternating between summer and autumn right now - very confusing!

Betsy said...

It's so nice when our kids and grand kids ask us to make them things. She will love her new quilt!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I love how we "have" to make quilts for our grands. I make big boy/girl quilts when they advance out of the crib ... and then again about the time they hit 7-8. Maybe I'll need to take a trick from your book and make another when they turn 16 or so.

I love that little uniform - so cute!

Maria said...

A beautiful quilt for one of your GD...

Such a cute wee uniform. Great way to raise money for the school.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

At a great picture of that sky Mary!!! Your quilt is fantastic, I really like the shortness of the colours. and thwt little doll outfit is sweet!!!!!

StitchinByTheLake said...

This is going to be a beautiful birthday gift! blessings, marlene

Stephanie said...

I'd be thrilled to see green grass or any flower but we're still all white. Snow is pretty when it's on the mountaintops or in someone else's yard. :o) That little doll outfit is the cutest. Lucky grandchildren to have such a giving and talented grandma!

Sandra said...

Love the Disappearing Hourglass pattern and the beautiful fabrics you chose. Your granddaughter will surely treasure this.

Keep smelling those roses:)

Candace said...

I love the fabrics you used for the quilt, Mary! It really makes the design pop! What an adorable doll outfit! I can see where it would go for a lot - your work is beautiful!

Quiltsmiles said...

Mary I just love that quilt pattern esp. with that fabric line. I'm sure your grand daughter with love this "grown up version". Making a school uniform for a doll is a great idea.

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

your granddaughter will love it! What a great pattern. Did you use layer cakes to make it? The doll uniform is adorable. I'm sure it will do well again this year!

Linda said...

What a gorgeous quilt that will be. I just love the doll outfit. Sure to raise a good amount.

barbara woods said...

Love that pattern., I just want to see green, please send me some

Average Quilter said...

The quilt is going to be awesome - she will love it. I'm going to bookmark the pattern for my to do list- I really like it.

Denise :) said...

The doll uniform is so darling! And your granddaughter is going to love her "big girl" quilt - very pretty and what fun colors!! :)

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Wow the first rose in February! That is so exciting! We got 6.5 inches of snow yesterday and I've give just about anything to have the rises in bloom!

Congrats on winning the honey honey fabric! It is such a pretty line. Can't wait to see what you make with it!

Soma Acharya said...

I am so happy to hear that you got some rain. The quilt blocks are beautiful, Mary. The doll clothes are...well...Wow!! Amazing!!

-Soma

Nat Palaskas said...

Mary that quilt is gorgeous, beautiful and perfect for a 16 year old! Lovely thing to do making doll uniform for shool auction. Storm can also be beautiful. You captured it perfectly - Have a nice weekend - Hugs Nat

Michele said...

I like the colors you are using in that quilt and it will definitely be a bit more grown up.

beth s said...

So many fun projects in this post. LOVE that quilt. ;)

Mdm Samm said...

oh that uniform so reminds me of school..so adorable....and your new stitchings..beautiful..

Ivory Spring said...

That style of the uniform set looks exactly the same as my daughter's, except different fabric. :) So cute!

I love that sweet quilt too!!!