Friday, June 14, 2013

New Quilt Design

Of course by now you all know I use my charity quilts to practice a new quilt design.  I learned a new one this winter and I am very pleased how it turned out.  Here is a picture of the front and back.  The quilt pattern was Disappearing Nine Patch.

New Project

I have a new project that I am literally falling in love with.  This fall I joined a knitting group and we meet the first and third Wednesday each month.  This is such a fun group of ladies and it is more a social than a structured meeting, but there is always someone there to help you with a problem in your knitting.

This winter I broke my leg so I knitted a sweater that isn't quite done.  I enjoyed this so much.  I remembered forgetting to plan an item to donate to the Salvation Army Christmas gift baskets.  In past years I have either purchased or made a doll and a wardrobe.  Now this year I decided to plan well ahead so I would have everything ready for Christmas.  Last summer I purchased a set of doll bunk beds for $5.00 and handmade of oak.  This spring I started looking for a nice baby doll to go with it.  I ended up with 4 nice dolls, one has ink on the face and it will live with me.  I have been having a lot of fun knitting clothes for the dolls.  I am also working on the little quilts for the bunk beds.  Oh yes, I also purchased a small 3 drawer storage unit on wheels to store all the bedding a clothes.  What fun!

Here is a little peek at the doll that will go with the bunk beds and the quilt tops for each bed.

I think this doll is soo cute.  She is about 12" and I knitted the romper and hat for her.  She needs some booties to match.  She has weighted beads inside her so she can sit up nicely and on the edge of items.

I plan on attending  a Christmas Craft Show in November so I will be back to my quilting soon.  I like a bit of a summer break and these little items are just perfect to work on.  I will post more pictures of the new kids at my house as I get clothes made for them.