Now that the Packer win hoopla is over, I guess I should concentrate on getting back to the business of quilting. Too bad I've gotten the "crud" that is going around with the stuffy head, nose and watery eyes that brings on a cough that leaves me breathless. You might have to settle with this post for a week, my friends until I somewhat recover. Although, I must admit that I was well enough to make two pincushions yesterday, even though I never had the strength to stuff them. LOL.
Anyway, enough of all that!! Onto the good stuff. As you know, I am a big part of the doll swap. I LOVE this swap the best of all, I think. Probably because it seems the perfect size for all my ideas and believe me, I have ideas!!! A week or so ago, I drew two possibilities for my partner. One was very involved and I sort of figured that by the time it was done, I'd never be able to let it go, and another:
I thought that might be perfect if I added some crazy fabrics and a bit of whimsy, (like I love to do). Besides, earlier in the week, I visited my local fabric store and saw tons of possibilities for the addition of buttons to enhance it. (Some of which happened to jump right in my cart, I'll have you know.) So I started fusing:
And continued until I was done............(a mere 8 hours later, if you can believe??) And that was with the inclusion of a run for additional buttons that wouldn't get out of my head. Duh!
Finally it was done and I will show you sections before showing you the whole thing. I want you to see the detail. First the top left:
And the bottom left:
And the right side:
You'd think it was huge, right? Not really! It finished at 21 by 17 inches. A perfect size, I think for all the fun!
Best thing of all though is that my swap partner LOVES it. She commented, and that was the "frosting on the cake". Yahoo!!!