Friday, July 15, 2011

I think I forgot.....

I think I forgot to show you these t-shirts that I appliqued for my granddaughter and great niece last Christmas........(yes, Christmas!!)  Duh, where is my brain????

Appliqued t-shirts

Probably the only reason I remembered is because I've been seeing them on the kids this summer!

THEN, I've still been sewing for the doll swap.  I so do LOVE, LOVE, LOVE making doll sized quilts AND because my partner never commented on the pinwheel one, I figured I should try to make something she "might???" like.  Thankfully, this one made the grade, so I'm pretty sure this is the one she will get:

Fun and Colorful

See all those crazy knots in all those different colors?  Just about put me over the edge, let me tell you!

Close-up of Colorful Knots

I shoulda counted how many and then had a contest.  That might have been fun!  I'll have to remember that for next time!

36 comments:

Stray Stitches said...

The tee shirts are adorable!!
But your little quilt is amazing!!!! I love the bright colors and all of those colorful knots :D

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Your doll quilts are just amazing! I almost want to sign up just in hopes of receiving one. Love the little flower buttons on the T's - how cute are those?

Madame Samm said...

I am guessing anyway lol. 432...lol
And the t-shirts..remind me of the wee knits I used to get from Carters...when my kids were young...just dahling work...
the quilt well goodness me...I don't like it at all...






I love it lol

debstokes said...

Oh - my gosh - I love everything you do!!!! How did you do those knots in all different colors? Did you carry the thread across the back? That is just too cute! Deborah

Quiet Quilter said...

Another home run!

Sheila said...

The teeshirts are so adorable and I love the doll quilt , I'm like Sharon I'd like to sign up in hopes of getting one of your masterpieces too ;-0

Michele said...

Another beauty! You always amaze me. Your partner is going to pee her pants.

Suzanne said...

336 dots is my guess. I just love your style of quilting! I think everything you do is awesome and any swap partner would be thrilled with whatever you made for them. I know I would. Happy quilting.

Fiona@BubzRugz said...

Absolutely georgeous.....
Hugz

Kathy said...

You're so creative - I would never think to add colored knots to a quilt. It really makes this quilt - I love it! I'm going to keep this idea in my "make someday" file!

Christine M said...

Those tee shirts are just gorgeous. So is the little quilt. Love the colours.

Rebecca Jane said...

Love love love this quilt! The pinwheels were fantastic too!

Jen said...

Love the quilt! The knots are such a great addition. So colorful and pretty! Those T-shirts are too cute. I would one :)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Lucky little girls with those original art shirts! and I was wondering if those were bead or french knots! That quilt is just amazing Carol!

Diary of a Flutter.Kat said...

Oh wow... I just drooled a little. You're killing me with your cleverness already!

Karen said...

I adore the girl's pretty shirts! I bet you just love seeing them wear them. I love the quilt, too You are the queen of color! 348 dots. ( I tried to count them!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Oh but those crazy knots add so much! Very cute quilt! Your partner is very lucky. I also love the appliqued tee shirts. I'll bet the little girls are adorable in them.

Susan said...

I wondered how you got those lttle spots - fantastic idea and love both the Tshirts & quilt - another lucky recipient.

Teje said...

Hello! So beautiful t-shirts - I would like to have one!
That quilt is amazing! I just love it! And the knots - what a perfect idea! You must have needed long time to make them!
xxx Teje

PEGGY said...

I was just going to write and ask if those were all french knots :)
I loved the pinwheel quilt but this one is cute too....I'm sure your partner would love both.
Peggy

Nancy B said...

That doll quilt is super inspirational! I like your use of white space in with all the bright colors.

Rettabug said...

Oh your poor fingers, Carol! Just look at all those tiny dot of color...fantastic idea but very labor intensive. It looks great!

Samelia's Mum said...

Beautiful! Love both the shirts and the quilt.

Quilthaze said...

Your use of colour is just stunning! I love the T-shirts and the quilt is amazing too. The dots are a fantastic finishing touch.

Shannon said...

Those T-shirts are so cute!!! I love your little quilt. She is crazy if she does not like I mean LOVE it!! You have an amazing crazy talent!

Quilts Sew Shabby said...

The T-Shirts are so cute, but I really love the quilt. So bright and cheerful and really looks fun to make! Maybe I'll make some, too! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Anja said...

248 knots?
Lovely quilt and adorable shirts!!
Your pattern arrived today!!!Yeah!

Anja

Anonymous said...

Breath takingly (is that a word?) beautiful. I just love this quilt, the knots are such a wonderful addition. Do you already have a tutorial for this one? Absolutely fabulous. I love coming to your site--such eye candy that warms my lonely soul!!! Thank you for your generous spirit & may God continue to bless you with such creative talent. Just wanted to tell you how much you lift my spirits when I look at your quilts.
B.C.

Dianne said...

OMG Fabulous!!! I calculate 324 knots based on an average of 27 knots per block. No wonder you almost went spare!!! I would like to know (if you don't mind sharing)if you added the knots after the batting but before the backing so the carried threads dont show? Please don't tell me you knotted everyone and buried the knot!!! You never cease to amaze me with your creativity.

Amy said...

I love all the bright colors you use! Makes me want to get all the Kona Cotton solids I can get my hands on....then I get to the store and can't make a decision. Your blog and work are so inspiring.

Andra Gayle said...

GORGEOUS!

Jo said...

been and done the check, I did comment on the pinwheel quilt, so guess this one is not for me either, but I love it. I also love those little T shirts, so cute.

Simone de Klerk said...

I so love the quilt!

Kirsten N said...

Love both of your doll quilts - the stitching looks amazing!!

Thearica said...

This is an awesome little quilt!

Diane Lavoie said...

I love your little quilts, the colours are so very joyous. I make crazy quilting squares that resemble yours, however, I use them for cards (Christmas, birthday, , thank you notes, etc.) or small projects.
I just discover your site through Pinterest. I certainly will follow you.
Au plaisir
Diane (from Ottawa, ON. Canada)