Friday, September 20, 2013

Blue Eyes Dolly Quilt

 Meet 'Blue Eyes'.  She is a small art quilt that I created for the "Friendship and Devotion" Challenge from Quilting Arts Magazine.  She finishes at just 8" x 10".
 Most of the time on this quilt was spend on the embroidery of the face and flowers!  Each flower has a small blue seed bead in the middle.
 The back is just some fun fabric I had from my kitchen many years ago. 
 The best part is that you can change her clothes!  Right now I only have one dress for her, but do plan on making a couple more.

So why 'Blue Eyes'?  When I was a girl my mom made a few cloth dolls (probably for a church bazaar) and I got to have one.  She had brown hair, like me, but beautiful blue eyes, unlike me.  I named her Blue Eyes (original, no?)  I did love that doll.  Until the fateful day that I tried to put pink chapstick on her yarn mouth.  She was never the same.  I still get that sad feeling in my gut when I think about that.  So, the challenge from the magazine asked Who was/is your BFF? and I thought of Blue Eyes.

Now I'm off to prep quilts for the show next week!
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Katherine said...

What a darling quilt! She's a cutie.

Queenie Believe said...

This is the cutest quilt ever! A wonderful tribute to Blue Eyes.
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Aimee said...

Clever :) I like that you can change her clothes ~ a quilt & a toy. this is just so cute :)

Joanie's Trendy Quilts said...

Adorable! Love the idea that there will be interchangeable clothing! I made a Christmas one that did a couple of years ago.

Kathy@KayakQuilting said...

Awesome! Blue Eyes is adorable! Love the changing wardrobe thing! So cute and clever!

Polly @ Pieces by Polly said...

Oh, what a fun idea...a dolly on a doll quilt.