Monday, May 23, 2011

Projects from Jackie's Cabin

Where has the time gone since I was at my sister's cabin?? I have a few pics to share but Jackie will have to share most of our quilt tops that we finished. For some reason my camera didn't cooperate. I think there were 4 tops, 4 Bee blocks, and 1 precious baby doll. We had the best time!!

We would sew for about an average of 14+ hours a day. Yes, we did stop to cook, to eat, to make popcorn balls (a treat from our childhood), and for a much needed rest for our backs. We also made a trip to Springfield, MO for the purpose of hitting the 4 quilt stores we know of and to go to the Broadway Play, Memphis!! It was a really fun day and we accomplished a lot. On another day we also made a trip to Branson, MO to the quilt store we know there and to see The Haygood Family perform. What a treat!

You might have wondered why we made a baby doll. We both have granddaughters who love their babies so........ we just had to make them a quilt and a baby. Well, the baby needed a quilt too!! We got the doll done and the quilt tops so when I got home I finished everything up. I straight line quilted for the first time and although it is tedious, I love the finished look. What do you think?

Meet Dolly!

Maren always names her dolls cute names like, August, Susie, Baby, etc. They all have a special name. I ended up naming this doll only because I wanted to put her name on the little quilt. Dolly is special because she also has another side................

Meet Dolly asleep!!

How cute is that......a sleeping baby! Maren will love it.

Now that you have met Dolly, please check out the quilts!!

Dolly has a smaller version of Maren's Quilt

The quilt backs

I think it is almost as much fun to make the quilt back as it is the front. Maren's quilt has one stripe down the back. The material used for the stripe is also in her baby bedding and the quilt I made her when she was born. Dolly's quilt back is a nine patch with a border made of Maren's stripe and is also made of fabrics that were used in Maren's baby bedding and quilt!! I hope that she enjoys these quilts as much as I did making them.

Dolly is already busy enjoying her quilt!

Maren's little brother is due in about 3 weeks. Once her Mommy and Daddy head to the hospital Maren will come spend time with us (Gigi and Papa). That is when I will give Dolly to her to take care of. I am sure she will practice a lot until she gets to hold and take care of her precious baby brother.

More to come on the great 10 days at the cabin. We have so many stories!!

Happy Quilting, Gigi


  1. WOW I love love love these quilts and dolly is very very special
    Quilts with white are just so fresh xx
    I'm very behind in my bee blocks - however - I 'think' I have reason ;'(
    So envious of your sewing time together - oh to have a sewing sister

  2. What adorable quilts and dolly! I loved hearing about Maren's love of dolls. My little Lula is really, really into dolls...such a mommy! The dolls we have at my house have names too...Molly and Dolly (her favorites) and then there's the two rag dolls Sally and Cally! We have great times with these babies, I'll tell you! I'm glad that you liked the straight line quilting, Jodi...but it is monotonous isn't it...worth it though!


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