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Monday, February 19, 2018

Granddaughters are so much fun!

I was blessed with a new granddaughter last month and promised I would get her quilt from Nana finished in time for her first month baby photo..........Nana managed to have her Raggedy Ann done in time for the birth and was waiting on some fabric to finish the quilt..........here is Raggedy............we don't know what her name will actually be.....her "big" sister named the Raggedy Nana gave her "Dolly"....so maybe this will be "Polly" or "Molly"?? Or maybe "Annie".....who knows.....lol....

I had been saving some "Fairy Tale Friends" fabric from American Jane for quite awhile to make a special quilt....Fairy Tale Friends has long been out of print but I had a charm pack, a layer cake, a honeybun, and a panel.  The panel only had 15 squares so I made an extra 5 fairy tale scenes using my embroidery machine so I would have 20 blocks........I used the Attic Window pattern and added some more embroidery and here it is!



I used the panel for the front. For the back I used some of the charms, honey bun strips and the cake layers , together with some of the red fabric I had used for the window panes and some more embroidery.....I used a variegated thread to do some free motion meandering all over and was quite pleased with the results. 


  My new little Kitty was a great help too.......



My Sis found a vintage quilt top that someone had hand embroidered with the baby animals and gave to me. I cut it in half and made two doll quilts for the Raggedies....I used flannel for the backing and made a set of matching pajamas for each.... I'll send these along with Ella's quilt......








4 good friend(s) left a comment:

I am said...

Hi Ida congrats on your newest member of your family,oh I love your doll,so cute,and well done with the quilt,enjoy your. Cuddles my friend xx

Maria said...

Congratulations on the arrival of your new GD.
You make a sweet Raggady Dolly and Quilt for her and also cute Quilt and jamas for the dollies.

Needled Mom said...

Welcome to the world, Ella Marie. Congratulations to all. Nana's gifts are going to be treasures. I love the quilt you made her and the Raggedy Ann is just precious - whatever name she gets! Using the vintage quilt to make doll quilts was a great idea. Enjoy the baby snuggles.

Lynette said...

Everything is so sweet! I know they will be treasured forever :)