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Friday, December 21, 2012

Betsy's Closet

I had hoped to get this one quilted before Christmas but it didn't happen so I can't wait any longer to show it off!
 The blocks are paper doll clothes!




Each of these blocks is hand embroidered - mostly done in the truck as we were traveling back and forth to Colorado in September.
 Oops...left a stray thread on this picture.  :(



I did this Stitch Along with some other bloggers - many of whom have completed theirs, quilting and all. This is next on my list though.  :)  Found that border fabric lurking in my stash and it was perfect I thought.  I even mitered it!  One of my granddaughters will get this one for her birthday but I bet her mother puts it up for her - otherwise it might get a bit of fingernail polish, glitter, chocolate, crayola marker, cookie crumbs, or mud on it.  Don't you just love little girls!  :)

22 comments:

Lesley said...

Beautiful redwork and fabrics! Your grandaughter is pretty lucky to be receiving this one!

Gail said...

What a stunning creation! Mom did something similar for my oldest daughter and used coloring book pictures.

Denise :) said...

Oh Marlene, this is just darling, darling! What a sweet quilt! I do love little girls and this is the perfect piece for a granddaughter! :)

Ray and Jeanne said...

This is so adorable. That granddaughter will love it! And her mom will love it too! Christmas Blessings, Jeanne

Michelle said...

It's beautiful!

Needled Mom said...

It is just gorgeous. The stitching is lovely. If I were the mother, I would put it up for awhile too. ;-)

Molly said...

Sweet!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Marlene.....those blocks are so very sweet.....would you like the pattern for the place mats?

Quilting Babcia said...

This is absolutely adorable!

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

That is absoutly beautiful! I love love love your fabrics.
Merry Christmas!

JCnNC said...

Really do like the fabrics on this and I lovvvve this quilt. Happy Christmas to you and yours surrounded by family and friends. judy c

Annie said...

Oh, Marlene, what a BEAUTY! I love the vintage look as a whole. The fabrics are perfect and your stitching is fabulous!

Marge said...

Absolutely beautiful, Marlene! Lucky girl who gets this!

Carrie P. said...

I just love the fabrics you used for this quilt. It is a really sweet pattern. Merry Christmas!

sunny said...

Love the fabrics you used. I wanted to stitch this one too, but just had too many other things going.

Auntie Em said...

What a lovely, lovely quilt! Thanks for the closeup pics.
Bet your granddaughter will love it.

Merry Christmas!

Carol said...

What a wonderful quilt! Your granddaughter will FLIP!

Julie Fukuda said...

I can't believe you had that border and sashing just sitting around. It looks made to go together!

Quilt n Queen said...

WOW....what a beautiful quilt. I'm going to have to order the pattern in the new year. I noticed the stitch-a-long runs to July 2013....what are the chances I'll get this one finished before then....love the closeup pictures. Awesome quilt...thanks for sharing Marlene!! hugs Pauline

Barb said...

That is just soooooo adorable!!!

Michele said...

Really adorable. I know it will be cherished.

Linda H. said...

Little girls are wonderful, and I'm green here over yours, wishing I had one. Your quilt top is so cute! The embroidery designs are just great! And I must ask... how will you quilt it? I have my own embroidered quilt top to get quilted, and I'm stumped about how to approach it. Do you quilt OVER the embroidery? That seems such a crime. Do you echo every shape? How tedious! How are you and others tackling it?

Have a merry and blessed Christmas, friend! Linda