Wednesday, September 1, 2010

A give-away because I need your ideas ...

Look what I found today ... well, it wasn't really lost but in the midst of clearing up and organizing my new, wonderful studio ... I "found" it again.

It's one of those things that surface from time to time and brings back a ton of memories.

The fabrics remind me of one of my favorite baby dolls - I think her dress was made out of a reverse of the polka dot.  White dots on red.  The dots and blossoms are flocked, the content is some kind of polyester blend.

My sewing skills ... ahem ... leave much much to be desired.

  • Not a single patch is square.
  • One patch is pieced - curved no less - rather resourceful if I may say so myself.
  • The seams - hehe - not a single one is straight, or even.
  • Some seams are sewn double.
  • One seams has a huge pleat it in.
  • Not a single corner is matched.

But how can you not love it.  I've been thinking of ways to display it.  Hoping somehow I could show the front and back.  Frame it?  Quilt it?  Add to it?

I'm not sure ... although today I think I came up with something I could love but I'm not sure ... it involves the new color in our courtyard and some oh-so-very adorable "Little Red Hen" fabric that makes me think of my childhood - in a good way.  Surprisingly "Not I said the Little Red Hen" was a common phrase of denial in our household.  It's stuck with me.  

For now - I have finally stuck the block to the bulletin board in my new studio to look at and gather ideas.  Because I think it finally needs to feature here - a reminder of how far I've come and all the things I still want to do!

Do you have any ideas for me?  I would love to hear them - add a comment below - and next week I'll pull a random winner to receive a sweet little package from me!


djschmidtsj said...

Do you have any pictures of your doll? You could frame the block with an off center picture of you playing with her....? I know quilters would love to see that. Or "then and now" blocks framed next to each other. Or you could incorporate it into a new quilt block, crazy quilt style with embroidery to hide imperfections you don't feel like lookind at?

Jovita said...

Jenny, at the moment she is still packed away. She was a rubber doll and is sadly deteriorating - I wish I knew how to preserve her better - she barely had any fingers last time I cuddled her. My sisters always called her my "chocolate baby" but I called her Cherry Anne. I don't think there are pictures ... too bad really - but I have vivid memories of the day one of my sisters repainted her hair.

Flying Fingers said...

I think you should leave it as is. Maybe framed between two pieces of glass? Both sides could be viewed that way. Would have to figure out how to display it, though.

Anonymous said...

perhaps a Little Red Hen quilt block with this little piece hanging on a clothesline...teeny weeny sweety scene...
I am sure you will think of ''just the perfect'' thing to use this for. ;D

Sandra said...

Love the flocked daisies. Hope you can find the doll. Maybe this could be quilted and finished as a quilt for her. Or you could use this as the center of a drunkards path quilt using your 'raw-edge curved piecing' technique. I think it has potential.

Islandgirl said...

I was also thinking that it could be framed between two pieces of glass - maybe then hung from the ceiling by a chain someplace where it could be viewed from both sides....