August 16, 2009

Doll quilt top finished

I finished the first of two doll quilts that I am making for my friend's little girls. Well, I actually just finished the top, but to me that seems pretty close to finishing. I am making them identical so there is no reason to disagree over who gets which one. So my next task is to lay out all the squares for the next one, using this one as my guide. It was a little harder than I thought to get all the little squares to line up. I think part of the problem is that one of the fabrics is a lot stretchier than the others, so when I was sewing them together, it caused a little bit of shifting. I don't think the girls will mind. :-) I can't wait to get these done and send them off! I'm already late for one of their birthdays... oops.

August 9, 2009

And the winner is...

Melissa! She actually picked the exact number of squares! There were 132 squares in that pile of fabric. Thanks to everyone who guessed and stopped by my blog! Thanks also to Brent who set up the MckLinky giveaway. It was a lot of fun. :-)

August 6, 2009

Fabric Giveaway!

I am hosting a fabric giveaway! Just guess the number of fabric squares in the picture below and you can win some wonderful fabric. Leave a comment with your guess and how I can reach you if you don't have a blog. If you also sign up to follow my blog you can have two guesses! :-) The deadline for guessing is Sunday night at 9pm pacific time. After you're done guessing, then you can click around and see what other great giveaways are happening on the MckLinky blog hop! Good luck and happy blog hopping!

A sneak preview of the prize you're playing for!

MckLinky Blog Hop

August 2, 2009

Doll quilts

I'm starting a new project! I'm making two doll quilts for one of my best friend's kids. She has two adorable daughters and both of their birthdays are coming up so I thought that might be a fun gift for them. Once I'm done, I plan to post a step by step guide to making a doll quilt. I think this is going to be fun! I'm using the "Simplicity" fabric line by Moda for the quilts because they both like pink, as do I. :-) The above photo shows the squares I have cut so far. I really love these fabrics.