11/7/12

Jackpot

When I came home from getting my hair cut this afternoon, I discovered I had scored at the mailbox.  Lucky, lucky me!  First, I received my doll quilt from my partner, Sharon over at Vrooman's Quilts.


Sharon makes the most amazing doll quilts, and here's the quilt she made for me this month.


The theme was to use one solid fabric, and she used a solid white for the background.  I love, love, love the colors she chose.  So simple and yet so interesting.  And if that weren't enough, Sharon makes the most precious primitive cloth dolls to go with all of her doll quilts.  Is this little lady the most charming thing you've ever seen?


And Sharon has promised us a tutorial and PDF showing us how these are made.  I'm waiting..... (cue impatient foot tapping).  For now, I'll be content to just hug the one I have.  Thank you so much, Sharon.  I absolutely love these little sweeties.

And then, I won a Connecting Threads sponsored giveaway over at It's Sew Kiki last month.  I had a choice of fabrics, and I chose this Rose Manor 21-fat quarter collection.  Our comment to enter the giveaway was to say what we would make with these fabrics.  Can you believe that I said I thought they would be great fabrics to use to make my first fabric doll?


Can't you just see a little dolly dressed in some of these lovelies?  And do you think it's a coincidence that Sharon's cloth doll (the one I want to try making myself) and these fabrics would arrive on the very same day?????  Well, I don't.  I think the time has come.

So, I'm a happy cat lover this afternoon.  Mike is going out with some friends tonight, and so I'm not cooking...or doing anything else this afternoon, for that matter.  I think I see some sewing in my future.

How's your Wednesday going?

23 comments from clever and witty friends:

Marla's Crafts said...

That is quite the win. Congradulations on your win. Good luck with your doll.

Sheila said...

It's always fun to get packages in the mail; you have been one lucky lady! Had a great Wednesday in my sewing room. :)

Junebug613 said...

Wow, what a pretty quilt and sweet dolly! Enjoy your evening!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Oh Barbara! You ask and you received. Such a cute doll and quilt from Sharon V.

Crickets Corner said...

congratulations on your win! Those are beautiful fabrics and the picture makes me want to reach out and pet them. Such a cute little doll quilt and I love the doll. Hope Sharon gets the tut up soon, be sure and let us know when she does. Enjoy your evening.

Angie said...

Woman, you are one lucky soul!! :D Now I'm green with envy over the doll and quilt AND the fabric bundle. :)

Needled Mom said...

Wonderful doll quilt and a precious little doll to go with it.

I'll be looking forward to seeing your fabric doll in those fabrics.

Denise :) said...

OH! Awesome gift this month, Barbara! It's a beauty! :)

Snoodles said...

Wow...I've been catching up on all the posts you have been doing! LOL Love lil Schmidthead, he's a doll, and so helpful! Congrats on your winnings, and thank you, thank you for continuing the NEWFOs into next year....gives me an excuse! Heehee!

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Congratulations on the big win!!! Also that is really a cute doll that matches the quilt. You'll have fun with these.

WoolenSails said...

Beautiful quilt and doll and beautiful choice of fabrics, congratulations on your win.

Debbie

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Congrats on your wins...the quilt and doll are so pretty and love the fabric line you chose..thanks for sharing and enjoy your wins!

Rachel said...

love the doll and the quilt! I can't wait to see yours!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh you got the Rose Manor - just ordered some of that - isn't that just lovely?? By the way, the tutorial is finally up - had trouble getting the pdfs onto blogger.

Diane Wild said...

What a lucky duck. I'm glad you won it. It's beautiful fabric. Your doll quilt from Sharon is precious with the little dolly. I have an idea..save some of that Rose Manor fabric in case you get me as a doll quilt swap partner (wink-wink).

Terry said...

what a wonderful win! I see some fun sewing coming up.

Betty said...

Congrats on your win! Rose Manor would have been my choice also. have fun creating your doll!

Kate Brown said...

I love the little doll and quilt! I think you will have a great time making your own with the fabrics you won. Congrats on a great win :)

quiltzyx said...

Beautiful doll & quilt! I saw that Sharon has just posted the tute too. :D

Congrats on your win - I'll be waiting to see your doll all 'dolled up'!

Nita said...

So happy you won that fabric! Someday I will win something, too! I just know it, lol! Maybe the lottery (in which case I can buy as much fabric as I want, eh?) oh, and btw...um...what exactly is the New FO Challenge? I could be up for a challenge, depending what it is...

LethargicLass said...

that doll is just the sweetest and what a great idea to make one for each doll quilt... Sharon is one smart lady! And congrats on your win :)

Kate said...

Very pretty doll and quilt. I can see why you want to make one!

Swedish Scrapper said...

Yes, you really did score good on those! Sharon's quilt really is exquisite with the neutrals and balance of light and dark to really keep ot interesting. The rose Manor is an fabulous choice too. I have my mother send me my CT orders somtimes-wish they would ship internationally but that might put a crimp in their prices/service.