Friday, April 20, 2012

done and done!

Guess who got a face and officially entered "finished object" territory? Rose, my Kuku doll! The kit provides the wool roving, and thankfully I had a needlefelting tool on hand from ages ago. I don't know what you'd do if you didn't have one, I'm not sure if it's possible to needlefelt with a regular sewing/embroidery needle ... Although I like the look of the needlefelted eyes, they were a pain to create. I felt like I was stabbing a voodoo doll obsessively! I'm just not a fan of needlefelting, I guess.

I'm even more excited to report back that the crosses quilt has also entered finished object territory! Making this quilt was step one in decorating my daughter's eventual "big girl room." I've been slowly but surely starting to scout out cute furniture options/inspirations online (see my Pinterest board) for it, and am contemplating painting the walls purple ... but this is my long-term, post-baby project. :-D

I am sooo excited by how this quilt turned out! So bright and cheerful! I found a funky orange fabric with large pink and green polka dots for my binding, which I thought was especially appropriate given the polka dot "background" fabric I used between each quilt block.

It seems like quilt-making is becoming somewhat of a pregnancy (nesting, really) tradition for me ... I was in the midst of making a king-sized quilt in my last trimester of my daughter's pregnancy. But this time, I actually finished the quilt before arrival of baby!

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  1. Your doll and quilt are both adorable! I'm 'with you', though...needle-
    felting is NOT for me! :)
    Congratulations on your earlier-than-usual nesting!! Well done, you!

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    1. Thanks! Now I can finally clean up the big mess that a quilt-in-progress creates in my dining room, as well. :)

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  2. Congratulations on your Blogger award! Your quilt is lovely and in my new favorite colors - orange and pink.

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    1. Thanks! Winning that award was such a happy shock! Orange and pink are one of my favorite color combos. :)

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  3. The quilt is gorgeous! I am a sucker for quilts.
    Your doll is totally adorable. I agree, I'm not a fan of needle felting. I much prefer wet felting fiber...and even there I have so much to learn.

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  4. Love your little doll! I like making dolls and stuffed animals, but sometimes it's so hard to make their faces adorable yet not over the top. Yours came out so cute!

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  5. Great job on both of those! The cheerful colors on the quilt remind me of the decor in my younger sister's bedroom while she was growing up. Very happy colors.

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  6. That quilt is beautiful!

    I believe the barbs on the needle felting tool is necessary to make the felting work, so a regular sewing needle wouldn't work. I think your dollie is quite fun too.

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