A few months ago Joshua brought home a library book called Silly Billy by Anthony Browne .... all of the kids just loved this book! The pictures were delightful and the storyline really appealed to us all ... particularly our Jessica. In the story Billy worried about everything ... and I mean everything!!!! This all stopped when he slept over at his Grandmother's house - she gave him some worry dolls to help take care of his worries ... there is a whole lot more to this story than this but I'm not going to spoil it for you ...
Our Jessica is a worrier .... she worries about everything! I can't tell you the trouble this poor little girl has sleeping. When she is in a really bad state her room literally glows from the number of lights she has on. After we read this story I knew I wanted to make a quilt using Worry Dolls to help my sweet little girl feel safe ... and this is what I came up with ...
Finished Quilt Size: 52” x 52” (132cm x 132cm)
I really love this quilt ... as does Jessie!
The quilt is intended as a cuddle quilt being a lap quilt size. You could easily change this pattern around a million different ways to make it yours ... I'd like to see it made up with a simple pieced center and then run a border of little worry dolls around the edge. All of the dolls, hair & clothing are interchangeable so that you can make them look like who ever you want them to which is a lot of fun!
Although this is a more girlie project .. my boys are waiting 'patiently' for me to make up a cushion for them with a boy doll dressed in their football teams colours ... and because there are some boys included in the pattern wouldn't a quilt made up entirely of football players be terrific for a football fanatic!
The pattern includes instructions to make up two different cushions .. you can make the doll to suit the little person you're making the cushion for ... it also includes the entire alphabet ... so you don't have to change your children's names!
If you happen to be spending the June / July school holidays on or near the Sunshine Coast you may like visit Patchwork Angel and take a peek at this quilt in the 'flesh' one of the cushions is also visiting with A2F.
I am going to be teaching again at Patchwork Angel on the 2nd & 3rd of October - unfortunately this class is already booked out ... it just happens to be in the last weekend of the Victorian school holidays so my entire crew will be coming along with me before the class so that we can take in some of that beautiful sunshine and all of the theme parks too of course ... I can't wait!!!!!!
As I mentioned in my last post there is a giveaway involved here!
Leave a comment on this post , my last post or the next post - before the 1st of July & one random commenter from each of these posts will receive a copy of;
Wish you were here or
In Spring - which ever takes your fancy.
If you leave a comment on all three of these posts before the 1st of July one commenter will have the chance to win a kit to make up either Wish you were here or In Spring - which ever takes your fancy.
If you purchased a copy of either of the two new projects from one of my retailers or from myself before the 1st of July then email me telling me where & when you bought the pattern and you will have a chance to win a kit to make up either Wish you were here or In Spring - which ever takes your fancy. Please remember you will need proof of purchase.
Good luck guys!