Monday, January 7, 2008

My Heart Is In It

Our youngest grandchild (2) liberates dishtowels from their owners everywhere she goes to use as blankets for her baby dolls. Her mama asked me to make a couple of doll blankets to replace the towel liberating activity.



So I made a doll quilt—my very first real quilt albeit in a minuscule version. To me, real quilts are those you actually put together. The ones I’ve made in the past are the type with the little squares already printed on the fabric and I just quilted around them—I guess it was cheating (but I’m not ashamed).



My husband said we need to send a doll with the quilt so off he went shopping yesterday afternoon. He reports that people at Target looked at him quite strangely because he kept squeezing various dolls until he found what he wanted. This one cries, giggles, sings la-la-la, etc. when you squeeze various portions of her body, feet, hands, and so on—it was the singing bit that sold him.



Now I’m pondering what doll blanket to make our little one next.

23 comments:

Rosie's Whimsy said...

It is so sweet, June! I am sure she will love it and never go back to dishtowels!

Have you made her a doll sling yet? I was just introduced to this new concept for baby carrying by my daughter. Am I ever going to have fun making dozen of these for her!

Jane said...

Darling! I have two doll quilts from my childhood and would never part with them. Even as a small kid I knew there was a lot of love in those gifts.

Jan said...

What an adorable quilt. And how wonderful that your husband chose the doll. I'm sure that your granddaughter will treasure it.

Miss Sassy said...

Wow, June, that is awesome! I'm always amazed at your talent and energy. I made my first mini quilt last year for my mom's birthday and haven't made one since LOL. Here it is:

http://sassypriscilla.typepad.com/sassy_priscillas_craft/2007/03/crazy_quilt_or_.html

nyjlm said...

that is super cute June! I am sure she will love it.
A doll quilt is on my crafting to-do list this year.

Laurie said...

That is a a darling quilt. I have my 9-patch that my Grandma made me. I actually used it with my real baby's too. Yes, it was too small to wrap them with but after they were swaddled in a receiving blanket the doll quilt lay on top of that. (I blogged a picture of it in December; stone-belle.blogspot.com.)

Thimbleanna said...

Aw June, it's adorable! Aren't little doll quilts addictive???

Storybook Woods said...

What a sweet doll quilt. Your the best grandmam !!! Clarice

Yummers! said...

Oh, Jue that doll quilt is abolutely adorable. You did a beautiful job. And the story about your husband shopping for the doll is precious.

That's about the size quilt I'd like to try. I'm overwhelmed with the big ones... and we have a king-sized bed.

Again... it's a darling, darling quilt!
Hugs, Joni

Inspired Tokens said...

I love the little blanket, how devine that is for the little one and the dollie too. You are quite clever Ms. Junie Moon...and hubby too! He did a fine job picking out a cute little doll.

Lynn said...

Oh June, that is so precious. I can't believe that's your first quilt! It's beautiful!

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Oh JunieMoon--what a darling little quilt!! And your sweet hubby out there at Target testing out little dollies until he found the perfect one actually made me a little misty! Awwwww.
Smiles, Karen

Abiding said...

What a sweet Grandma AND Grandpa!!! And one lucky little granddaughter!

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

What a lovely quilt.
I wish I still played with dolls

Alison Gibbs said...

June, what a gorgeous little quilt.
She is going to love both the sweet doll and the quilt.
Alison

Sunny Kristi said...

That is so sweet and I love that grandpa was so interested in getting the right doll for his beloved!

You NEED to try quilting! And start out with a doll quilt. You can do it!

I made a baby quilt and though I almost threw in the towel during the actually quilting part, I pushed threw and it didn't turn out too bad.

Thanks for you comments. On the topic list, I think I have too many topics but don't know how to pare them down. My suggestion would be to keep it simple and short. My own list drives me crazy because it is so long! :-)

Rosemary said...

What a cute quilt. She will love it.
Rosemary

Pat said...

What a sweet gift, June! I'm sure your grandaughter will love putting her new doll to sleep under your quilt.

Kari & Kijsa said...

Adorable quilt..and how sweet your hubby squeezed all the dolls for the perfect one!!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Robyn said...

Fab Job June! And love the doll too! And loved all your photos of the butterflys! Just lovely! And the one with you with wings...beautiful!

Carol said...

What a sweet quilt! I love the towel liberating story...so funny :)

a pink-bee said...

What a sweet project :)
It's so nice how both you and your husband both are involved in the gifts :
crystalxo

Bari said...

And, it's SOOO cute!