So here it is! My version of the Dolly Dresses quilt. I'm so happy that Holly
asked me to be a part of this fun event. I really liked the way Holly's panel
did so much of the work for me, so I kept the center of the quilt very simple, using her preprinted sashing.
Some of the dresses sport rickrack, others have ribbon, but every dress has a yo yo. I've been loving scallops lately, so it was a natural for me to applique rickrack trimmed scallops onto the border.
The quilt finishes at 49" x 60" and is backed with the same snowy white dot as the border.
Darla Padilla of Wildflower Quilting did a lovely job quilting it for me.
I hope you've been enjoying all of the wonderful projects created by the other designers. Some have provided kits, some just plenty of inspiration. Mine's a little different...
If you've followed along with me for awhile, you may know of my love for Ireland. I've had two brief visits and both times wanted to stay...like maybe forever! Maybe it's a sort of racial memory, but both Ireland and Scotland somehow feel like home.
Recently there has been terrible flooding in Ireland. Epic
flooding. And there are many people there who need some assistance.
Sherry, the editor of Irish Quilting Magazine, has been doing a lot to get the word out about this cause. You can click here
for more information on how you can help.
Here's what I'd like to do:
The dolly dresses quilt pictured above will be auctioned off, with all proceeds going directly to help the people in Ireland.
The auction begins right now and will close at 9:00 pm, Pacific time, on Monday, December 21st.
To bid on the quilt, leave a comment with your bid amount. The winner will be the person who has left the highest bid.
The winner will be able to send the money directly to Sherry via the Irish Quilting paypal account, and I will be standing by to race to the UPS guy with your quilt the minute the money is sent.
And please, spread the word! I'm hoping this little quilt can provide even more warmth for the people who could use our help.