Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Big Reveal...Paper Doll Quilt

On Friday I prepared the binding...

On Saturday I picked it up from my friend Helen...who did a fabulous job on the quilting as usual...


I knew while I was making this quilt that I would have to use cute little pom-pom trim in the binding.
First I stitched it onto the edge...




And then stitched on the tiny pink gingham binding.




Then I grabbed needle and thread...a pincushion...scissors...and went out in my garden to do the handwork part of the binding.








Do you like the fabric that I found for the backing?


I love the way that the pom-pom trim looks so vintagey cute....I think it really adds to the style of the quilt...don't you?

And I so love gingham as you well know by now...and I think this little pink gingham is a perfect match for the trim.









My 10 year old daughter Kassidy Grace...(aka my stunt double)...embroidered all of the words throughout the quilt.
I payed her 10 cents a letter.
Thank you so much Kass...you were a big help to me!




















And here it is....THE BIG REVEAL...(click on picture to see a larger view)


I loved designing and making this quilt so much.
I'm sure it is the most detailed quilt that I will ever make but it was SO MUCH FUN playing with Paper Dolls again!
If you would like to make one of your very own...stay tuned to my blog and I will let you know when the pattern will be available for purchase.....
I'm sure it will be no later than the 30th of this month....I will do a post and let you know when and where you can purchase as soon as I get it ready!

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59 comments:

Sandra Henderson said...

Oooooohhhhhh my. It's just wonderful! I've never seen anything like this lovely quilt! SO Detailed and amazing. What an incredible memory your daughter will always have of stitching each letter... Great job~BOTH of you! How large is it? Just curious. You give me energy and really make me want to do so much more... XO

Julie Isa said...

Yeah, I get to be the first to tell you how simply amazing you and your quilt are!!! I can't wait to get the pattern and make one for my daughters! You are incredibly talented and we are so lucky that you are!

Catswhiskers said...

aaaa....mazing. Stuning work!
Wonderful.
Gina

Jen said...

So beautiful! The detail on this quilt is exquisite. What fantastic embroidery also, much better than mine! This is a quilt that will definitely be treasured!

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

That is, without a doubt, the most detailed quilt I have ever seen, and it is beautiful!

Fiesta said...

Lori , it has been a delight watching you create this lovely quilt.

Cardygirl said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

This quilt is simply adorable!!! Your daughter did an awesome job on the lettering. I guess I need to work on my applique skills - I really want to make this darling quilt.

PaTcHwOrK jEnN said...

That is beautiful Lori and Kasssidy. What a fun way to keep memories.

Jackie said...

That is the most adorable quilt!! You have thought of absolutely everything here!! Just too cute! The pom pom trim is the icing on the cake!!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Love it, love it, love it!!! Wow Lori, what an adorable quilt! So much detail.

Busy As Can Be said...

I can't wait to pick up the finishing kit....and start.....LOL. This is such a cute quilt and you never stop amazing me! Looking forward to the next one..

Auntie Em said...

Absolutely delightful! You can see the love that went into every stitch.

Nedra said...

A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.!!!!
I see so many memories that you have shared with us this last year in each themed piece. I remember Kass' parties and tennis photos' in the back yard. Sleepovers, etc.
What a tribute to your beautiful daughter.

Cynthia said...

I have been waiting for this reveal for ages, it is more beautiful than I could have imagined!!!! You are right, there are a million little squares. I can hardly wait to finish mine!! Will have to wait until January though, til the babies stop arriving :) Thank you thank you thank you, I am so glad I took your class(es).

DianeM said...

OMGosh! It's absolutely beautiful! I LOVE everything about it...it's just sooooo sweet :) I am VERY impressed by Kassidy's embroidery too...you are teaching her well.
Thanks so much for sharing.
Smiles, DianeM

Darlene said...

You already know how much I love your quilt - it's beyond cute, Lori. I'm anxiously awaiting the pattern. :-)

Loraine said...

What a fabulous finish! Love, love, love this quilt!!! Can't wait to get my hands on the pattern.
Your daughter is soooo talented to be able to do all the embroidery! Great job to Kassidy, and to mom for teaching her so well.
The pom-poms are darling. I have never seen them on a quilt, and they really add to the vintage feel.
Thanks again for your talent and hard work. I will really enjoy making this quilt. Wish I would have known about your class. Can't wait to see what you do next too!

wishes, true and kind said...

What a fabulous quilt! Paper dolls were my absolute favorite when I was growing up. My mother would give my sister and I a quarter each and we would choose paper dolls from the toy section of the department store where she got her hair done. Sometimes my grandmother would draw old fashioned looking paper dolls for us, and we absolutely loved that! Anyway -- your quilt is so inspired! Just wonderful :)

BBB said...

Wow! It turned out fabulous. I love the sashing, the binding detail, and the backing. Another masterpiece you've created! What's next?

anniebeez said...

I love love love this beautiful work of art!! It almost makes me sad when I compare it to the activities of modern techno kids of today! What fun they are missing in the "simple" pleasures!! You know a true work of "art" when it makes you feel something-nostalgia and a love for the simple pleasures of childhood! Bravo Lori! This is a beautiful inspired piece!!
hugz,~Annie

Karen said...

Awesome! I have been watching your progress on the quilt since you started. Am anxiously awaiting the pattern. You are a very creative stitcher. And your daughter embroidered the letters very nicely, too. Good that she is getting a start on creativity early in life.

Michele said...

It's been a blast watching you (and your daughter) create this cutie! It sure did turn out lovely. What fun!

Rae Ann said...

Lori ~ You are a true artist in every aspect of the word. I am so amazed at all of the incredible detail throughtout the quilt. It is one of the most fabulous quilts that I have ever seen! It is my FAVORITE of all of your quilts so far. Pom poms are so cute and I LOVE them on the border. MY OH MY girler!!!

Robin C said...

what a beautiful quilt. You did a marvelous job and this will certainly be a heirloom for your daughter to keep. I love it.

Kate said...

This is absolutely the cutest quilt I have ever seen. You are so creative. Thank you for sharing it with us and making a pattern so we all can make one. Any little girl would love this quilt. Heck, any big girl would love it.

9patchnurse said...

that is totally precious! I love the pom poms, what a great idea.

Carol said...

Lori it's amazing! Absolutely amazing! I LOVE it!

Becky said...

WOW! I'm blown away by your creativity and talent. What a quilt! Now if we only had a granddaughter..... Great job!

Sandy said...

OMGoodness, what a sweet quilt and so much detail!! I love the ball fringe!

kim said...

Amazing, I love it! Your daughter did a great job with the embroidery too!

jodi@Pleasant-Home said...

Oh my heck! That will be in the Smithsonian some day I just know it! Or one of those fancy schmazy quilt shows or museums or something. Absolutely AMAZING! Your work is unbelievable! And give your stunt double a HUGE pat on the pack. Fantastic. I could sit and stare at it all day. And totally you should embroider my name on the back. Because really I think it should go in your will to me. Don't you think? I think this quilt is the 3rd or 4th quilt from blog land that I've asked for in a will. LOL. ;o)

Anonymous said...

This is just amazing how you do this and does give us hope of being able to make something like this some day. Thank you for taking all of us back into our childhood....the good old days. You do that so well. Hugs

Anonymous said...

This quilt is just darling!


Darlis

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

This may be the cutest quilt I've ever seen! All that detail. Kassidy did a wonderful job on the embroidery!

a little bit biased said...

Lori! It's amazing! My little girl was sitting on my lap as we looked through all of the pictures and we were both so excited! We love the pom poms and pink gingham binding and I love the tiny squares on the border and I love the yellow raincoat, and well, the list could go on and on! And, man, your granddaughter is so talented. I'm so impressed with her skills (and she must have made bank too with all of those letters she embroidered!) Very cool Lori. I'm just going to be in shock all night just thinking about how long each eye must have taken, let alone the rest of the quilt. O.K. I'll shut up now. Great job!
Bye!

Renea said...

I love love love the paper doll quilt. Can't wait for the pattern. This quilt is so cute and makes me think of the hours I use to play with paper dolls. Love the pom pom trim and the gingham check.

•stephanie• said...

wow.
that's about all i have to say.
WOW!
from the detailed faces to the great way you used the pom pom fringe.
{dingle balls as we like to call them around here!}
everything about this quilt is perfect.
my very favorite detail has to be the sashing, though.
heavens!
it is to die for.
all those little squares . . . sheer perfection!
you've certainly done it again.

Libby said...

It is amazing!!! and as a person new to embroidery...Kassidy's work just blows me away!!!

Sherry said...

This quilt is so charming. You & Kassidy did a wonderful job as did your quilter. I love the gingham binding with the pompom trim. Too cute! Congrats on a wonderful finish.

Thimbleanna said...

WOW Lori! It's fantastic!!! Absolutely beautiful with all those cute little details. And Kassidy -- she's a PRO embroiderer. Congratulations on a FINE finish!

jednoiglec said...

It's absolutely amazing! I can't find the words to described how impressed I am!

Mel said...

Oh my gosh!! Soooo cute - I think my fav is the hairdryer/paint toe nails block!

You and your stunt double are AMAZING!!

tara said...

holy cow. I have been waiting for this. I have 3 girls and this looks like so much fun.

Funoldhag said...

Lori, this is an awesome quilt! Love everything about it and love the ball fringe around the edge. Lady, you do wonderful work! Carol

Micki said...

I love your quilt...so colorful and cheery!
Micki

quiltmom said...

A terrific quilt Lori- so many beautiful details that you have made it to be a special heirloom. You do terrific work...
Thanks for sharing..
Regards,
Anna

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh Lori, I am soooooo impressed with your endless talents! What a darling quilt, the cutest I have ever seen! A real treasure!

Hugs,
Maryjane

amy smart said...

Another incredible quilt, Lori. I hope I get to see it in real life one day. The pom-poms are inspired.

I could so use a stunt-double these days!

Sherri said...

LOVE the pom poms...and everything else really...such an amazing quilt as are all of yours...can't wait to see what you design next!

Susan said...

I am speechless...rarely do I see such gorgeous workmanship...job very well done.

Kris said...

The paper doll quilt is without a doubt the cutest quilt I have ever seen! You are very talented!

Martha said...

WOW! What a fantastic quilt!! So much detail! You did an incredible job!

Kim Walus said...

This quilt takes my breath away in so many ways. I LOVE it. You never cease to amaze me with your talent. Thanks for sharing it with me and everyone else around you. Hugs. I hope you gave Kassidy a bonus because she definitely earned it with all of her beautiful handwork.

I've put my name on Nadine's list and hope to be able to make it in the not too distant future.

Thanks again Lori!

happy zombie said...

Like Kim... my breath is taken away! I also fell out of my chair, too. This is a museum quilt. OHMYGOODNESS, LORI!!! WOW! And um... if anyone is wearing a super-hero cape, IT'S YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Beautiful. Breathtaking. Adorable... you and your masterpiece, both!!! xoxo, MOLT

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

You did It. I knew you could. But it was a rush to the end. I hate that but I'm glad you are feeling better and have it all done. It is beautiful. Perfect really. Your attention to detail is one of your finest aesthetic. (see I'm quoting from project runway!) You inspire me always because you reach for perfection in all you do.

Carrie P. said...

Catching up on your blog.
That is the cutest quilt ever. Congrats on finishing it.

Pots and Pins said...

Speechless...almost...it's beautiful!! I love it, so much going on and I don't know what I love more, the quilt itself or the memories it brought back...wow, I know I shouldn't say this but you should burn every pattern - every one - and not sell or give even one away...because NO ONE will EVER be able to make one as wonderful as the original...it should hang in a museum where people can PAY MONEY to see it!! So cool...so very, very cool!! Of course, I want to buy a pattern - so don't destroy them all until I get mine! xo, Nan

Magicaldamselfly said...

Wow this is adorable!!!
Did you ever make a pattern for this treasure???

Happy sewing,
Sheila
magicaldamselfly@gmail.com

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