Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Doll Dresses & Quilts!

 Julep & Derby stayed home while I went to my second Bayside Quilters of the Eastern Shore meeting.  But before I get into that subject ... below ... is a sundress my friend JoAnn made for Molly, the American Girl doll.
 JoAnn did an outstanding job creating the ladybug & dot sundress.
 The back of the ladybug & dot sundress.
The addition of the light green accent bows gives this a real designer feel.
Thanks JoAnn for taking the time to make this for the Westie Foundation of America auction.
 This is a re-make in the same fabric of the dress I posted last week.  I wasn't happy with the waistband and have now figured out how to attach it to the skirt.  I added two tiny rabbit with carrot buttons as a finishing touch.
Coat & Matching Hat
This is the new creation from my sister, Debby. 
Can you believe she hand-stitched the design around the ends of the coat ... wow!  I love the matching hat with flowers.

Just put the finishing touch on the owl dress!
The Quilter's Meeting 
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 Here is JoAnn admiring the work of Jane Sassaman today's speaker.
 Jane Sassaman
Jane is a contemporary quilt artist, fabric designer, author and teacher whose critically acclaimed work inspires creative confidence in aspiring artists of all backgrounds.  
 Jane's quilts are shown worldwide and can be found in many private and corporate art collections.  Her quilt Willow was named one of the best 100 American Quilts of the Century.
 Jane spends part of her creative time designing fabric for the prestigious quilt fabric manufacturer FreeSpirit, in New York.  Here are a few photo's her fabric creations.
 Visit Jane at her blog:
 A sample of her swatch panels.  One is more beautiful then the next!

 This beautiful quilt is being raffled off through the Olde Kent Quilters.
It's 94" x 94".  Oh, how I would love to win this!
Chris ... we know it's you! 
At every meeting there is time for a 'show and tell'.
 Members may present their finished project and share the story behind the quilt.


  1. We just love the picture of Julep and Derby!!! And those quilts! Wow! Amazing!!

    xoxo Chloe, LadyBug and the mama

  2. Wow, thanks for sharing these gorgeous quilts with us! Julep and Derby are so, so cute! What do they think about Molly and all her clothes?

  3. Ooh, nice quilts and clothing. Kudos to JoAnn for making those pretty doll dresses! They're very well-made and the same could be said for those beautiful quilts. Very nice colors!