Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Elf Day...

14x18 4-patch

It all started yesterday morning. Freda at Imprera Magna blog asked, "Want to help Santa out?" I mean really, who would say no? Besides she said it would only take 30 minutes...really Freda? Has any quilting project ever taken 30 minutes? That is right up there with "quilt in a day," and diets that let you "eat all you want and still lose weight..."

14x18 strippy

That aside, I put on some Christmas CD's (sorry Bonnie...but nothing like a Bing and Barbara belting out some holiday tunes to give me that elf in the workshop buzz....)
14x18 9-patch
So an hour and a half later I crawl out of my sewing/fabric room with an armload of fabric bits which include a basket of 1930's repro four patches, a bowl (don't ask...) of 2 inch half square triangles, and a Moda jellyroll that was too pretty to cut into and had become a sewing room decoration.
12x18 one patch

I gave myself permission to play and just tried to think of what a little girl would like her doll quilt to look like. Which made me want to include lots of colors...
Now one day later...I have finished 5 little quilt tops! So it was a bit over 30 minutes...but I had fun and knowing they will go to children who need them this Christmas makes it even better. So much fun I may just make another of the green and yellow quilts for myself...got to do something to make a dent in that bowl of HST's!
12x18 Half square

11 comments:

straythreads said...

love thise little quilts
ann

Kathy in FL said...

Love the doll quilts, especially the yellow and green HSTs one! I may have to make one like that for myself, except that mine will be yellow and blue.

Impera_Magna said...

Wow... five dolls quilts! They are darling and I know some little girls are going to love wrapping up their dolls in them and putting them to bed in their little cradles!

You make a darn fine elf!

Janet said...

It looks like you had some fun! I like them all but especially that last one. Doll quilts get played with A LOT at our house. They are useful for so many different games :0) They will make great little gifts!

Janet O. said...

I am making some up this evening. Yours look wonderful. They will inspire me.

regan said...

These are all so cute! Love 'em!

Kristy said...

I love the last quilt. The colors all go well together. Glad you could make progress!

Amish Stories said...

I thought id stop by and post a comment since im checking out some new blogs. So greetings from the Amish settlement of Lebanon ,Pa. Richard from Amish Stories.

Clare said...

That green one is lovely. Very spring like and cheerful.

Loris said...

What a great idea! These are so sweet!

Purple Pam said...

Elf days can be so fun, but so time consuming too.