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Thread: A Christmas Quickie for DGD's Dolly

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    A Christmas Quickie for DGD's Dolly

    Most of my quilts have a story. This one began in 1978 when a friend gave me a darling quilted pentagonal baby ball for my soon to be baby daughter. It was charming, and I saved it with some other baby stuff.

    Fast forward to 2009 when she had her own baby daughter. She got to play with the darling ball, too. Now she's 3, so my daughter pulled apart the ball, and realized that the halves made rather cute flower shapes. "Mom - can you make this ball into a dolly quilt for baby's dolls??" So of course, Grandma Joy said yes - long story short, the week before Christmas this dolly quilt came into being. (no comments allowed about my FMQ- it is what it is)
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    Great quilt for baby's dolly!!!!! And a great way to save memories
    Happiness is a form of travel...not a destination.

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    The quilt is perfect! Beautiful story and wished my FMQ were as good.

    I hope you don't mind, but I've bookmarked this thread to inspire me to make one of my own. Thanks for sharing.
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    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    That is so cute! And the nice thing about dolly quilts.... when they are outgrown they make wonderful little wallhangings

    Blessings from our home to yours

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    Absolutely stunning!

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    Sew cute!!!!!

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    How darling! She will just love it!
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    Great design and FMQ. Love the little bird.

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    That is so cute and such a wonderful idea.

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    A sweet cute dolly quilt! Neat idea for the ball. Great creativity!
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    Wow so beautiful! And another heirloom. Great job and I think your FMQ is great.

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    Super cute!! Nice repurpose and save on a used item. The memory of that toy will live on. I love what you did.
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    that is toooo cute!!
    will quilt 4EVER

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    Awesome idea and finished product!

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    Oh how cute!

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    Awww. That's too cute! I love the little bird. Good job!

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    Loved your story and I think the quilt is adorable and your quilting is wonderful! Great job grandma!!
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    Precious. Dolly will love her quilt
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    Love that! Well done.

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    it's lovely and so special that the fabric is still in use, isn't that the best bit of quilting - and the memories of course.
    maker of the 'Oh Dear Jane' Quilt, or should I say trying to the the maker of it?

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    Very sweet.

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    LOVE IT the colors are so warm

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    I think its just beautiful.
    God Bless you all.
    Heather.

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    The evolving doll quilt came out looking really nice.
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    The blue bird makes me happy just looking at it. What a fun idea!

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