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Friday, November 30, 2012

Peppermint Churn Dash Doll Quilt and Other Play

The Peppermint Doll Quilt is finished and ready to show to you:





























It will be a table topper on the living room coffee table this Christmas season.
The finished size is 17" by 21" and I used light cotton batting, and a striped fabric cut on the bias (single fold) for the binding.  The little churn dash squares are 3" finished size.  As I said before, it's a design by Darlene Zimmerman, called Peppermint Dash, and I downsized it to make it fit a doll bed.

Like a lot of others, I have started Bonnie Hunter's Easy Street quiltalong.  I am using up some Christmas fabric from my stash, and I have the first clue finished, which is making lots of four patches.  I'm trying to get myself into the Christmas spirit, so I photographed them as a wreath:


Here's a close-up so you can see the snowflakes and holly leaves:


The second clue came online at Bonnie Hunter's website this morning, but I have not worked on it yet.  I've been working on a baby quilt for a friend's first baby.  Here it is:

 It's from a free online pattern from Moda Bake Shop:
http://www.modabakeshop.com/2009/03/pinwheel-baby-quilt.html

I put the prairie points on the outside edge and changed the borders, but I started with that pattern.  The nursery is painted a soft green.  The Baby Shower is tomorrow, but I am going to wait until the baby comes to add a label to the back.

I am also making Barbara Brackman's weekly blocks for the women's suffragette movement.  Here's the source:  http://grandmotherschoice.blogspot.com/

The last two week's blocks:
Little Boy's Breeches
Everybody's Favorite:  Universal Sufferage


Here's the design wall with all of my cheddar and black print blocks so far:



















Well, December is coming tomorrow, whether we are ready for it or not.  My goals for next week are part two of Easy Street and addressing Christmas cards.  I'll talk to you in December.  Take Christmas prep one baby step at a time, and it'll get done......and even if it all doesn't get done, Christmas will still come, just the same. 










7 comments:

  1. wow - you have got a lot done!

    The stripe on the peppermint churn dash is a perfect choice!

    Judy

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  2. OH my beautiful quilts and blocks
    I LOVE that peppermint doll quilt the fabric is wonderful and great binding fabric!
    the cheddar and black blocks are incredible...love those and that color combo is just so fun!
    Kathie

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  3. I just 'found' your blog a short time ago, but I instantly became a daily follower. Your peppermint churn dash is sooooo wonderful. Absolutely perfect in every way. I'm also amazed at how much you accomplish. Thanks for sharing all your projects.

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  4. Love peppermint dash! What a wonderful addition to your holiday decor!! and your GC blocks are awesome!! Inspiring me to get caught up!!

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  5. That peppermint churn dash is darling. A perfect blend of fabric and design. Great job. I love how creative you are with your pictures of Easy Street. Good job! I'm working on a Christmas quilt along with ES. Unfortunately ES is really the back burner quilt. Sigh!

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  6. Your little peppermint quilt is so adorable!

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  7. You're such an inspiration! Thank you for sharing your wizardry.

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