This doll quilt evolved. I had sewn four large pink-and-white vintage patches together in March and then said, "Now what?" The quilt sat and sat until, one day, while working with this ice cream fabric, I heard
it speak to me. (If you're a quilter, you'll understand that fabric speaks.)
I appliqued the upper left piece on point (that is, diagonally). The next one, upper right, I thought, "Kids love pockets. Let's make this one a pocket." And then I thought, "One is not enough," and --tada!--three pockets.
In the world of make-believe, ice cream never melts. You can pull a cone or sundae out of your pocket at any moment and it tastes and looks as good as ever.
Still in my infancy as far as free motion quilting practice goes, I sewed some squiggles. I also drew triangles and sewed over them .
Of course every bed needs a pillow, and little dollies love ice cream as much as their mommies. So do folks who sew for them. I was eating a chocolate-dipped ice cream bar right before doing some hand stitching, and I dropped a piece of chocolate right onto a chocolate part of the fabric! Had to chuckle...
The pillow fits inside the pocket. How cool is that?
For extra fun, I pieced the back because I just love the ice cream. And reversible things.
What did I learn from making this one? That pockets are a lot of fun. That echoing the shapes of the triangles is easy .That I wanted to keep this one for my baby niece, but she is not quite old enough to appreciate dollies. Never fear, little girl, Aunt Zo will make another one--or several--in your lifetime , just for you.
Finished in September, 2014.