Monday, May 11, 2009

Little girls for Mini Quilt Monday

Little girls
Originally uploaded by crafty mathea
I had ambitions for today - I was actually going to make a little quilt to present. But this isn't my day. I started feeling queasy just after lunch, and by the time I came home from work I felt more like lying under a quilt than making one, so I'm cheating by showing an older quilt.
I think I made this one about twelve years ago as a gift to my cousin's daughters (they are 15 and 13 now!) The nine "blocks" are actually one piece, with a grid made with 1/4" satin ribbon, and the dresses of the girls are all from my scrapbag. The lace and ricrac came from their gran's sewing box and the border fabric is a remnant from a dress I made for myself way back in the '80s, before quilting took over completely. I remember that the girls loved it, and that we made up stories about all the little girls and about where the different fabric pieces and trims came from. Stories of the "Once upon time there was a little princess with a lacy dress..." variety. Now where did all that time go? It 'seams' like yesterday! :-)
I feel much better now, by the way!

1 comment :

Lily Boot said...

oh she's so cute! I love the little rick rack crowns - they make me think of Anne Shirley and Diana playing in the woods.