Sunday, March 8, 2009

Remember the doll quilt?

We finished it last week.

I'm so proud of my little girl. Not only was she integral in the design process, but she stitched every single seam of this quilt. I'm afraid at times I was a little bit of the quarter-inch-seam-Nazi but by the end of the quilt she really got the hang of how to feed the fabric through in order to maintain the straight seam allowance.

We pieced it together in rows, then attached row to row to make the rectangle. Her eyes lit up when she saw the pattern taking shape, and she let out a little gasp. "Oh!" When the top was finished, I sandwiched it and pin basted it for her, then let her do the quilting. I used a edge-stitch foot to help her keep the stitching as much in the ditch as possible. She did surprisingly well.

As a reward for finishing her quilt, Denise and I took her to our local quilt shop to show off her creations. The ladies oohed and ahhhed and gave her a round of applause, and generally made her feel like a rock star. And then we bought her more fabric for her stash. She's got good taste, I think.


Toodles,

8 comments:

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Yes, I do remember the doll quilt, it's lovely! Job well done. (I would love to have been a fly on the wall for the 1/4" seam madness)We creative types are so sensitive.

Janna said...

Adorable! She did a great job! I'm so impressed!!

Denise Felton said...

I was so proud to be with Livvie when she took her bows. (Like I had anything whatsoever to do with her accomplishment.) She DESERVED the ovation and hooting and hollering and all. And so did her Mama for taking on such a project with a wee one!

dogwood said...

It's beautiful!!

Lisa_in_AR said...

Wow!!!! She is a rock star!

Kate said...

Love that quilt!

Scarlett said...

I love it. Liv did such a good job.

joanie said...

Wow! Fantastic job, don't think I'd pass the quarter inch seam inspection!