I decided to catch up on some WIP's, and clear some space on my sewing table! I quilted and did the binding on the chocolate quilt. Since it's going to a very young girl, I used some fun flannel for the backing.
I wasn't sure about the purple in there, but the pinks were right and the kids loved it; so I figured she may too! This is very bright and cheerful.
And since dollies are important too, I finished the one to match. I added to what I had before, it's all the tiny and odd-shaped scraps.
It measures 24 x 28 inches, so is a nice size for even larger dolls.
I didn't have enough of the monkey flannel left, so added to it with some more flannel scraps.
I used up lots of scraps on these 2 quilts.... there's hardly anything left because of that doll quilt! And there's hardly any of the flannel pieces left, I even used up some scrap batting! The batting for the bigger quilt was a leftover piece that fit almost perfectly, and the batting from the small quilt was two pieces zig-zagged together.
We ran out of home-made strawberry freezer jam this week..... which is an aweful thing at this house! Mom always made it growing up, and once you're used to it the store stuff is aweful.
I use the lower-sugar pectin, and it tastes delicious. These recipes actually have you put in more cups of fruit than sugar, and once you use it for awhile the other tastes way too sugary. I also use frozen strawberries since they're always in season, and cheaper. =)
And while I sewed, the kids played kitchen.
They rigged up this little chair for Andy to join them.... he was very happy to play along with them!
These quilts are actually for a birthday that isn't for awhile... wow.... I finally managed to finish something non-last minute! =)