Doll quilt clubbing, that is . . . At my age, that's more my speed. I'm usually in bed by 10:30.
I am just finishing up the quilting on the first quilt for my *new* doll quilt Club - Papa's Shirts & Mama's Dresses, Small Quilts from My Scrap Basket. Don't be fooled by the picture in the pattern sample you saw in the last blog post - that's just one of my old quilts. The club will have all NEW quilts. They are being worked on as we speak. Don't worry, I'll have it all finished in time.
I wanted to keep the first quilt a surprise until those of you who ordered the Club receive your package in the mail in a couple of weeks. But I thought you'd like to see some of the left over fabrics I used to make it.
Of course you can make your quilt any way you like with any color fabrics - that's part of the fun. But I also know some of you will want to make it with the same colors because it's just too darn cute.
Patterns are expected to ship sometime in mid-July. I have to finish the quilting on the quilt (almost done), bind it, take photos for the pattern booklet first, then get it to the printer. I'll be busy, busy, busy for awhile so you all have to be patient with me. Trust me, it will be worth it. The quilts are very cute.
For this first quilt, I am also recommending that you purchase a Clover Bias Tape Maker in the 1/4 inch size if you don't already have one. (Some of you will be able to figure out why, LOL.) Or, if you are comfortable using pressing bars to make some thin strips to applique, then you can use those in place of the bias tape maker.
You may have figured out that my club is called "Papa's Shirts" for a reason. Every quilt will make use of shirtings mixed with reproduction prints. So, if you're itching to get started, go through your collection of shirtings and pull out a few different ones and put them aside for the quilts. Or perhaps shop for more. You deserve to buy more fabric. Then, for this little quilt, gather up some red, pink, tan, indigo and medium blue fabrics too. You won't need much. If you're like me, they're probably already in your scrap basket. This particular small quilt will have 6 blocks. There are five different prints in those colors mentioned mixed with various shirting backgrounds. (I used indigo twice. Love indigo.)
Sorry, but that's all I'm giving you for today. I know, I know - what a tease. Have a great weekend. I need to get back to work.
Order the Club here.