I love to sew, mainly quilts and bags. I am 62, married to Fred and have one son, Matthew who is 23. I enjoy embroidery and applique and prefer to machine piece and quilt my projects. I love my vintage Singer sewing machines especially my Featherweight 222K. I've recently started collecting Miniature Sewing Machines, two Essex and one Singer 20. My love of sewing I believe comes from my Grandmother - I still have the drawings she made for me to embroider on tea towels many many years ago!

Saturday, 15 May 2010

SHE'S JUST A .... RAG DOLL, OH YES.. A RAG DOLL.......


This little doll is a design by Toni Alexander, it was published in Patchwork & Stitching Vol 10, No 11. I haven't made a doll for many years (last softie I made was the pig!) I'm so very happy with how she turned out!! Toni's pattern was very easy to follow and a great way to make a doll. All of the stuffing was done AFTER the doll was stitched and if you have ever made a doll or softie where the parts are stuffed before construction, you will know what I mean when I say Toni's method is just so much easier!!


Here she is all ready to go in the mail along with the Bright Baby Quilt. I meant to say in my last post about this quilt.... the pattern is from Fons & Porter's Easy Quilts magazine, Summer 2008. The designer is Linda Bowlin and the original name of the quilt was "Black & White and Fun All Over" Thanks Linda for such a fun pattern!

I'm making another one of these dolls for our darling little B.B.

Happy Sewing!!


6 comments :

  1. Helen, your rag doll is gorgeous!! Must make one for my granddaughter.

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  2. Adorable!!!!! I can imagine how much easier it is to stuff AFTER sewing. What a delightful gift!

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  3. She is so cute. The fabrics you picked are perfect. I love the way the hair is made.

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  4. Neat! I have never made a doll. My mother used to make Raggedy Anns and Andys for my kids.

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  5. Love the bright quilt and the doll is cute too! Thanks for your recent comment on my blog ... thought I'd return the favour :)

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  6. The ragdoll is so cute! You did a wonderful job!
    Micki

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