One of my end of the year goals was to make some small gifts to have around for my daughters to give as birthday presents.
I usually prefer to make these gifts with no certain recipient in mind. I find it more fun to just make what I want to make and then have my daughters pick what they want to give. I also make a lot less mistakes this way because I'm not stressing over perfection - I guess because I know that if it doesn't work out, I have 3 daughters who love to own anything I've made!
However, this little quilt was made with a very specific recipient in mind - a little girl who is very special to my daughters was turning 5 and getting a special doll for her birthday so a doll quilt seemed like the perfect gift. I have been wanting to try this design ever since I added a little rainbow stripe corner to this quilt. And I used this opportunity to again practice some FMQ. I washed it to get it all crinkly and then immediately put it in the mail before my middle daughter had the chance to sneak it to her room!
And here is a sneak of another gift I am making for a specific recipient (who is turning an age much older than 5!) My middle daughter is helping me with this one and we have a very special thing planned for the back. We actually are already late with this so I'm hoping she can find some time between gymnastics and ballet to work on this over the weekend!
And on the subject of gifts, the lovely Deborah of Simply Miss Luella sent me a beautiful stack of low volume fabrics. This photo shows just a few of the fabrics - she sent so many great ones plus a large piece of Denyse Schmidt flea market fancy! I think she sent them in response to this post which talks about my first attempt at a low volume quilt that ended up not being very low volume! Regardless of whether that was the reason, it was so thoughtful of Deborah to think of me and I am so excited to make an actual low volume quilt!
Calendar reminder: Sorta Summit is this weekend! You can find all of the information including the class schedule and sign up here.
Linking to Crazy Mom Quilts and Thursday Think Tank at Canadian Abroad.