Sunday, March 28, 2021

 I Quilt, Therefore I Am.  

If I don't blog, does that mean I don't have anything to say or show.  I haven't been able to motivate myself to post since the finale of 2020's H2H (Hands 2 Help) Challenge hosted by Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict last June. The Hands 2 Help Challenge for 2021 has started and Sarah has posted the lovely prizes that will be awarded to participants.  It's not too late to participate,  The sign up form and information about the charities requesting quilts and the sizes needed are at Sarah's blog, Confessions of a Fabric Addict.  Last year, one hundred seventeen quilters took part in the challenge,  With your help, this year, the numbers will be higher.

Like most quilters, I spent a lot of 2020 making masks for our extended family.  Unlike many prolific quilters, my quilt production slowed down dramatically.  I only pieced one "Fishy" baby top. I'll be quilting it for the Hands 2 Help Challenge.

My creative juices started flowing again at Christmas.  A three and a half year old girl at our church needed a present and I was happy to provide it.  

I found a sweet baby doll at Target, but the outfit she was dressed in was ugly and poorly made.  She deserved better.

First, I made her a dress and some diapers.  Next, she needed a place to sleep and a quilt to keep her warm.  It was only a week before Christmas and I wasn't able to order a doll bed that would arrive in time.  I found a basket and made a mattress, quilt, and pillow so she would be comfy.

Finally, she was ready to travel to her new home.  I had enough fabric strips left over to make 2 more doll quilts and matching pillows.  One for my granddaughter and the other for a niece.  It was a great way to get motivated and get back to quilting.  My motivation now will be to complete some quilts for the 2021 H2H Challenge.


  1. It's good to see you are back for H2H21, Katie, and thanks SEW much for offering a prize!!

  2. What a sweet little project! Glad you've found your motivation and hope you are safe and well :)

  3. I am joining you in H2H challenge this year. It will give me motivation to get back to the joys of hearing the sewing machine hum. I am following you by email and Pinterest.

  4. Very cute doll clothes and accessories! How creative to use that cute basket!

  5. Oh how cute! It's fun to sew for a little girl, knowing she will have fun dressing and undressing this doll. You only needed a small push of motivation and there you are sewing again. And blogging again. It feels good, doesn't it?

  6. That fish quilt will make a perfect H2H quilt! Glad you got your blogjo back! Sweet doll set, and the diapers are especially cute!!!


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