Kathy at Slow Sunday Stitching did an inspiring post at the end of last year about starting a new project in the new year. I went to my stash and choose to make a dolly dress quilt which was designed several years ago by Holly Holderman. The dresses are printed on fabric panels.
Above photo are two printed panels sewn together which make for a quilt top with 12 different dresses. It is in the early stages of hand embellishing.
The first dress was a challenge as not only did I have to hand stitch the small dress placket, but add narrow rick rack underneath. It has been a challenge and a learning curve doing applique with small pieces. Shopping for the embellishments and choosing which ones to add on which dress has been fun.
Since I started my Dolly Dress Up in the beginning of the year, I have completed nine dresses and started embellishing the last row this weekend.
Directions for the quilt are in a back issue of McCall’s Quilting March/April 2010.
Another quilting blog and new-to me is Red Letter Quilts Blogspot. Each month Heidi hosts One Monthly Goal (OMG) which motivates quilters to attain a goal-related goal by the end of the month. Check it out here as there are some wonderful projects going on this month. My February goal is to finish the top.