Thursday, May 6, 2010

Darci's Dress Up Quilt - Doll #8

After a few weeks of tearing my hair out trying to be creative with this project, I've managed to finish 3 blocks in one week!  Whoo hoo!!  I still haven't tackled the one idea that's been rummaging around in my brain - using pintucks down the front of the bodice.  Maybe when I get June's fabric selections I'll finally get over my fear and give it a go.  My hesitance is that I am using the fusible web technique for putting the appliques down and then doing machine blanket stitching.  I'm concerned about what might happen to the pintucks once the dress piece is ironed onto the block background.  I could, of course, do the prudent thing and cut out the center of the fusible so the dress is not actually fused in the midsection where the pintucks would be.  More thought, obviously, is needed here!

I plan to make two wallhangings from these blocks, one for each of my two granddaughters.  I needed another sleeveless dress so that there would be at least one for each quilt.  I might do more in this style depending on the fabric that is yet to come.

One of our local quilt stores is selling off their heirloom fabric and trims; I bought the trim at 30% off.  I don't really know what it is called (heirloom sewing is somewhere in my future - maybe), but I could weave small ribbon through the openings to get this effect.  I found a matching embellishment in my stash of rubber stamping goodies.  Perfect match!


  1. Marsha,

    This will be a masterpiece when it's done!


  2. Thanks! Let's hope that I actually finish them ... hee, hee, hee. I'm thinking I'll be motivated to finish the wallhangings as part of Christmas 2010.