Saturday, August 30, 2014

A Little Helper

Well, here's how I filled that hole in the third side of the Parts Dept. quilt top:



And then it took me the better part of the week to create the fourth side:


Which doesn't sound so bad now but it sure felt like slow going during the week. Of course, the migraines don't help. I still haven't laid out all the blocks around the top to make sure I'm happy with their current placements but that day will come.

Because I haven't felt up to that task but because I had to stitch something I turned to a UFO. This one happened to be a doll. The pattern, some of the fabrics, and the inspiration came in a package from Alma Stoller early in 2010 as far as I an remember.

She's only a little stump doll (meaning she has no legs) about eight inches tall.


Longtime readers may remember the stamped swatch of muslin that crosses her chest:


That was in the package of goodies from Alma. I foundation pieced the scraps of fabric to create the front and back body panels. Her arms are stuffed with a bits of Warm & Natural batting. Then she was whammied by my magic beading needles. ;- )


Even on her back!

Her hair is a bit of fancy trim. I debated whether to leave her face without features, like the Amish do. In the end I used a couple of beads for eyes and a heart sequin for her mouth.


I'm especially pleased with the application of the 'dream' charm.

Since she is part self-portrait and part motivation angel I gave her scissors and something to work on.


All I have to do now is clear off some space near my main work station so she can be nearby to do her job!

4 comments:

Julierose said...

Oh your dolly is so lovely! Love that beading and the banner...hugs, Julierose

Quiltdivajulie said...

Marvelous! Love that quote, too.

Cyra said...

A great job on the quilt. It's lovely.
The inspiration doll is very interesting. Love your creativity.

Carol said...

Delightful!