Saturday, June 02, 2007

doll quilt CrAzY!

i have been admiring the cute doll quilts made by calamity kim, and vickie of turkeyfeathers and patternbee, and when kim started this flickr group, doll quilt CrAzY, i had to give it a go! like i don't have enough to do already!



















here is a sneak preview of what i have gotten started so far. i got the pieces picked out, and sewn together, and i am doing a little embroidery on it. and then after that, i'll either wing it with the quilting part, or ask my mommy, "how you do that?"! this will be my very first real quilt! i have 'quilted' stuff, like tea cosies, but not done a quilt yet.


























my mom has been quilting for quite some time. this is a quilt she made when i was a tiny kid...i still have the transfer envelope from the embroidery pattern! but not the transfers, they are long since history!



















another view of more of it. this is only one of many, many she has made. i think that quilts are works of art. i had an art teacher in college that said, "anyone, who would sit and sew all those crummy little squares together, has GOT to be considered an artist!" he was talking about some of the amish 'postage stamp' quilts at the time!



















and here is a closeup of one of the squares. cute sheep! i told her i was making my first quilt, a doll quilt. she said, "a doll quilt, that's about my speed!" mom...what?! you are awesome!

i love this quilt, i don't use it anymore, i'm afraid for something to happen to it, so i have it put away in my closet, close where i can see it all the time, but not where anything can happen to it! i take it out and look at it every once in a while, and then put it back safely away. i don't even ever remember not having this quilt...it is older than my memory! (i know, i know, i completely left myself open for 'old jokes', especially if my kids were to read this! they don't!)

well, i posted two posts today, because i am swamped with sewing work this week. i am such a blog-a-holic these days, i am going to stay away from the computer for a few days to get my work done, before i have people going into meltdown wondering where are their dresses! i'll be checking my e-mail, but not posting any blog stuff. so, 'see' you in a few days!

12 comments:

tlc illustration said...

How fun is that? My mom is also the family quilter. And sew -er in general actually (I save up my hard mending for her visits. :-)

I have lots of her projects as a result. She went through a crazy-quilt phase, and I have gorgeous quilted/embroidered/beaded pillowtops and throws galore!

Anonymous said...

So that's where you got your talent from...

- EE

Miz Smoochie Lips said...

Oh my goodness, the quilts (all of them) are fabulous! I admire them as well and wonder if I missed that "patience" gene one must have to quilt... I love them. Especially the one your mom made a while ago... goodness, that looks like aLOT of work..

Vanessa V said...

Too much work for me. But, maybe if I ever get hitched or pregnant, in no particular order, none that I am hoping for, then I can hire you to make me a quilt. Okay, scrap all those reasons. I love my embroidered piece from you! Love it. That will suffice for now.. Wow, the marriage and kids topic made me feel really sick...Yikes.. Phobic, it is true for sure now!

Okay, in all seriousness, You are so amazing to delve into the art of quilting. Too much for my meezly little brain...xxxooo

She'sSewPretty said...

I signed up for Calamity Kim's quilt challenge too. Now, where can I find the time. LOL Like you I need to get away from the blog sitting. I sent you a package yesterday. I hope you love it!

Amy said...

Hi! I found you through my friend Betty at She's Sew Pretty. She wrote about your wedding dresses. I wrote to her about my wedding dress and she suggested I post photos on my blog. I will do it later today. Stop by and visit. I would welcome your visit!
Amy from Abundant Curiosities

floresita said...

That is an AMAZING quilt! I love that you still have the envelope of the transfers, too. I agree - your mom is a pro! :)

cinderelly said...

tara ~ i love the crazy quilts, thay are so beautiful!

ee ~ yes, my mom quilts, but my grama lupe was a seamstress, and my great-grandmother was also a seamstress!

miz smoochie ~ yes, just this small block is a lot! the whole quilt thing must take forever!

vanessa ~ ha, ha! marriage...be afraid, be very afraid! (just joking! sort of!) ;] if you get married i'll make you a quilt! hee, hee!

betty ~ i can't wait to see your quilt too! and i DO love it!

amy ~ thanks for stopping in! i took a look at your's too!

floresita ~ i saved the envelope because i thought maybe i could somehow redraw the little guys...they are fairly simple. but now that they are both so old, i'm glasd ihave them both still!

Bobby said...

Please please PLEASE can I swap a copy of the cross-stitch patterns???? I'll swap you this if you want, if you will...

http://bobbylacards.blogspot.com/2006/02/happy-bunny-baby-quilt-pattern_17.html

Or any other. I love it! My grand-daughter would love it too... no pressure though! Seriously!
I love your blog... just found it...

cinderelly said...

bobby ~ i don't have the tranfers anymore, but i could photocopy the envelope and send it to you? send me an e-mail, and we can talk. (it's in my profile)

Gina E. said...

Oh wow, that quilt is so beautiful - a real family heirloom! I am so pleased you are looking after it...so many things like that end up in garage(yard)sales or thrift shops.. :-(

cinderelly said...

gina~i love that quilt, it would never go to a garage sale! :o