Sunday, January 17, 2010

Cheddar Cheese and Crackers

Happy Sunday and Go Jets!

Thanks, Lori, for hosting the doll quilt along here is mine:


Here is a close up of the quilting and you an see the prints I used

I decided to use all different shirtings and to make some irregularities in the placement of colors/prints.

I thought this was a nice compliment for the back.


My American Girl doll, Annie, loves the new quilt!


Here is what I've watched so far this month. I, Caudius - my favorite! My great friend Mary B. gifted me my own boxed set. We've watched it together many, many times. It was a January tradition when I lived in Illinois.

I watched North and South for the first time - awesome! I always thought is was an American Civil War story - wrong! It's about the cotton mills in northern England. The dark, brooding leading man is a feast for the eyes. Cranford is also very, very good. I'm still watching Wives and Daughters, but I'm a total sucker for English movies.


Off to cheer on the Jets -

20 comments:

  1. I had no idea your cheddar quilt was so small! I know you said doll quilt but it didn't register until seeing on Annie's bed. Great job!
    Have fun with the cupcakers tomorrow.
    Mary

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  2. "You're all scum and you know it!". My favorite line from I Claudius. I've not only watched it many times, but read the books multiple times as well. I've been enjoying Cranford and am a real British TV junkie. Lately I've been reading a lot of Dickens and got the new biography of Dickens for Christmas, I highly recommend it! Meanwhile I've been piecing like crazy, a Ribbon Quilt. Love the cheddar doll quilt!

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  3. your quilt looks great! I so want to make one, I just have to many projects on my plate right now... I thought maybe I'd make a wonky one...I love your mix of colors in it... And thanks for tip on the movies! looks like something we'd watch over here.

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  4. I'm glad for you the Jets won!
    Your cheddar turned out just fabulous. I love your use of color, but I think I told you that before...
    Never knew that North and South wasn't about the Civil War either! I'll have to finally check it out. Wives and Daughters was really good, too.

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  5. Oooo love the mini. It's great seeing it on a doll bed...most impressive.

    Crispy

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  6. OMG...that little mini is just adorable. Lori was so sweet to host the little quilt tutorial!! Yours is just adorable on the little bed!!

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  7. I love the doll quilt!! I would have made mine more scrappy like yours but I had to stay one step ahead of everyone!!
    It looks so cute on the little doll bed.

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  8. Barb - your doll quilt is fabulous! Quilted and bound already - I'm impressed.

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  9. British Tv yep it is my weakness. I have the next season of waking the dead heading to my home for tuesday. (thanks Santa) Your doll quilt is great. The fabric for the backing is cool.

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  10. what a sweet quilt. Glad you showed us some perspective with the doll! All those tiny pieces.

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  11. Love the quilt! Too cute.

    PBS Masterpiece Theater just ran Return to Cranford the last two weeks and I really enjoyed it. Many of the same cast from Cranford. Couldn't get into North and South...may have to give it another try.

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  12. Your doll quilt looks wonderful Barb. I love the scrappy look a lot. I want to watch those movies now, I love the british historical ones too.

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  13. Your little quilt turned out great! Love the variety of shirtings. I just loved the Gaskell collection. Got it sometime last year and have enjoyed it so much. North & South was my favorite with Cranford a close second. The audio of Cranford is delightful!

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  14. Darn! I love your coloring on your doll quilt. I am making the quilt too, and now it looks like I might have to make it again with the colors the way you have them.

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  15. Okay that Whoville quilt is the cutest darn thing I have seen in a long time! Did you just freestyle it? Your use of fabrics and selvedges are just perfect! I do believe there is one of these in my future!
    Thanks for the inspiration....what a
    nice blog.....I just spent a lovely 30 minutes here.

    Happy sewing

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  16. The size of this little quilt is deceiving. I've seen others on various blogs, but never in reference to something like your doll. It is quite a bit smaller than I had imagined. Your scrappy version is my favorite.

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  17. I love your version of the doll quilt - great fabrics!

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  18. Very beautiful, love both front & back !

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  19. I'm just looking at all the doll quilts. Your quilt looks wonderful and I love how you have it displayed. Sue-Anne

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  20. am enjoying checking out the chedder cheese doll quilts and really like your scrappy approach~!!~

    :)
    libbyQ

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