Every few days I go on a Lookie-Lou Hunt. Looking for interesting posts and blogs on the ‘net. Sometimes it is just the photo that interest me. Click. Click. Click.
But what I mostly love to do is spend an hour or so browsing the archives of my favorite sites. Usually I will find Eye Candy to add to my ever growing To-Make-List.
This is one of my finds.
A Little Ticker Tape Doll Quilt by Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts.
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!!
So… it got moved right up to the TOP of my list. I had planned to make a doll quilt anyway since I had already purchased this doll bed/cradle on eBay a couple of months ago.
I just hadn’t planned on making one so soon. But seeing those ragged edges was just too hard to resist.
I followed along with Amanda Jean’s instructions. Even placing them similar to the way she did it. Some horizontal. Some vertical. Mine is a bit smaller than hers but I think it fits my little doll bed perfectly.
And it is reversible. Two for One.
It is quilted. Each fabric piece has been stitched on all four sides. Backstitched at the beginning and end. It will fray some but I am hoping after a washing or two, the ends will stabilize. It is all cotton and the batting is cotton.
After finishing it and LOVING it, my brain went bonkers. Idea Overload!! Can’t just have a quilt, now can you!! You need a matching pillowcase. So I made a new mattress with a separate pillow.
Then off I went to the Salvation Army Thrift Store and found this
ugly cute Cabbage Patch Doll for $3.99. It must have been really loved. She has lipstick marks on both cheeks. 😀
And one last item. Something to carry it all in.
I created this bag by accident. I was trying to make a fitted sheet. When that turned out…
crappy not quite right, I turned it into a bag. I am thinking U-HALL is a great name for it since the design looks like a giant “U”. And you haul stuff in it. (The UHAUL name is already taken by those truck rental people. So can’t use that.) How about Stars and Stripes? That name came to me as I was looking at the buttons and the striped fabric. But since I plan to make it with other fabrics, I’ll stick with U-HALL.
If you make this little quilt, I would love to see it. E-mail it to me and I will post it on my blog. Try it. You will make more than one. (I did!!)
Here’s another Ticker Tape quilt Amanda Jean made. This one measures 35″ by 46″. Go visit her site. I guarantee you will linger and be there a while. She does beautiful work.
U-HALL is an original design by This Year’s Dozen. Please respect copyright laws and do not distribute, copy or post elsewhere without my permission. Linking back to this post is OK. Thanks!!