Hello! I'm showing you this little doll's quilt today, made from some bright fresh printed cotton fabrics and lots of white too - a combination that I love as the white squares can have added decoration without looking too busy.
I chose the prettiest prints I could find in my stash and some of the nursery ones that fitted in well with the doll's theme. On some of the plain squares I added applique hearts, and on some I cross stitched little motifs or words using waste canvas. When the quilt was finished I sewed on some pretty buttons here and there.
I loved this litle birdie print for the back - I used the blue colourway in the end though the pink is lovely too.
If you like this little quilt you can find the whole project with step by step instructions and the cross stitch charts in the new February 2011 Crafts Beautiful magazine, which is full of other inspiring projects too.
Today's flowers are the now fully flowering hyacinths-in-the-trug....they grew so big and beautiful and there were so many bulbs in the little container that we didn't even miss the one that accidentally got broken off! The scent of these delicious flowers and the gorgeousness of the perfect fondant coloured petals have brought me so much pleasure over the last couple of weeks .... hope I get hyacinths next year too...
It's very windy here today, though milder, and we are planning to go for a walk soon. I had a look round the garden to see if there were any snowdrops out yet, but not a one so far! Maybe I'll find some on our woodland walk in a sheltered place? Thank you so much for visiting me here today. Wishing you a lovely, relaxing almost spring-y weekend. xxx
I am a designer, author, illustrator, stitcher and I just love crafting and making things. I live on the North West coast of England with my lovely husband. My family mean the world to me - I have two amazing grown up daughters and four sweet grandchildren - three boys and a girl.