Friday, August 20, 2010

Darci's Dress Up Quilt - Doll #12

The old cliche - seeing the light at the end of the tunnel - seems appropriate today.  I've finished the 12th block and am well on my way to completing the next one.  I have two more pieces of fabric from our quilt group swap.  Drum roll please ..... I even have ideas for those!  My goal is to finish these last blocks before we leave on our trip to Europe.  (More about the trip later.)

Here is block #12.  Maybe it's the butterfly button that I found somewhere in my travels or maybe it's the white collar, but something about this block tickles my fancy.  Many of the gals from my quilt group have drafted new collars or sleeves or pockets or even dress shapes.  Their creativity seems endless.  I'm intimidated by straying from the rules, but I took a chance and drafted both a new collar and new sleeves for this block.  I like both of them.  I'm using the sleeve pattern for the next block as well.  It's hard to see from the picture, but I used a yellow thread for the buttonhole stitch on the main part of the dress and on the white collar.  I think the yellow against the white adds a little zip especially with the butterfly button.

So, I'll have 15 blocks when done.  Now the math part .... how do I make 15 blocks stretch into two wallhangings -- one for Miss T., the elder, and one for Miss T., the younger?


  1. Glad you took a risk and drafted the collar and sleeves. The butterfly is a perfect embelishment. Well done!

  2. Thank you! I'm determined to get these blocks done before our trip.

  3. This is so adorable. I'm looking for ideas For my dolly dress up quilt.

  4. Becca - thanks for looking! Haven't blogged in several years. Interesting that people are still reading it! BTW, still haven't finished this quilt. Two more blocks to go. Maybe I'll get the urge to blog and finish the quilt at the same time!