Thursday, February 9, 2012

Dolly Dress Up #1 for Dustin Hansen's daughter

 I have several Dolly Dress Up panels.  I have been wondering how to use them.  I recently bought a book titled  Circle of Nine.  The concept is a design using 9 blocks.  I used the basic concept, but as usual changed the pattern somewhat to fit my blocks.  My blocks were 9 inchs and the pattern used 12 inch blocks.  I just loved the circular design of this quilt where a circle of blocks goes around a center block.  It is a nice change from sashing.  If you click on the photo you will be able to see my quilting.
 Here is a closeup of my quilting.  Since there were lots of daisies in the dresses I chose to quilt some daisies in the spacer blocks.  The corner quilting is part of a stencil I have. 
I used the three remaining dresses on the back.  Click on the photo to see a closeup of the quilting on the back.  You can also see a small label in the right bottom corner.
I have been given a new calling in our church. The women's group has asked me and another sister to make quilts for the new born babies. We only have 3 or 4 babies born a year in our congregation. At first I wasn't to excited about it, but I remembered that someone in the church had made quilts for me and now it was my turn to make quilts for the young ladies. This quilt is the first of my Relief Society quilts. I love it so much that it will be hard to give up. I have hung it on my wall so that I can enjoy it a few months before the baby is born in April. This quilt is for the Hansens.


Becca Jackson said...

Colleen, I LOVE your Dolly Dress Up quilt. My eyes want to take in each dress and the color and pattern combinations you have created. I also love the way you put them in a circle around the center dress and that you put the 3 extra dresses on the back. What little girl wouldn't LOVE this quilt...even this Big Girl loves it. Beautiful creation well done. Verla (Becca) Jackson

Ulla's Quilt World said...

Your quilts/crafts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world!
Hugs, Ulla (from Finland)

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

OMG...look at that...Colleen that is just so cute.....

Anonymous said...

That is one adorable little girl's quilt! My two granddaughters would love it - they're getting Flower Fairy quilts for Christmas this year - one finished in January, one almost done, using our FMQ challenge tutorials in them :-)
Pat in OR

NotTheNorm said...

Colleen, what a neat quilt! I love the pattern and the colors. And the quilted flowers are just perfect for it.

Remember, as I'm sure you already do, to wrap that quilt in prayers for the newborn and his/her mom and family as you're piecing and quilting. And make sure you label it on the back and mention those prayers! It's such a great way to remind little ones that they're wrapped in love, both by the creator of the quilt and by the Creator!


Anita Gail Vaughn - Gilliam - Miller said...

All I can say is WOW your quilts are beautiful!! I just started following your site and was wondering do you sell any of your quilts?i

Colleen Lunt said...

Anita, I tried to contact you directly, but was unable to. I do not sell my quilts. They are each made for special people in my life. I am glad you like them and are interested. Visit my blog anytime.


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