Sunday, November 6, 2011

I think I need help....

   Santa's elves at the Greenville Woodworkers Guild have been so busy making toys for several charitable organizations......see all those doll cradles.  Well, I found out there are doll strollers and doll beds also in need of "covers".  Covers?  That's what a southern woodworker calls a quilt!
   I have 3 done and 2 more pieced, and batting cut for about 8 more.  What was I thinking?  I gave up my Wonder Woman suit a while back, and this was a big project to fulfill by the first week in December.  That's when they begin distributing the toys......... over 50 doll beds, cradles, and strollers....Yikes.
 And it is hard to have a quilt for some, but not enough for each one.  
   And then an angel appeared.  She sent me an email to offer to help make a few tops for the doll quilts.  Freda, the imperamanga,  gave me the nudge to ask for help in blogland.  And before I could get this posted, a second angel arrived with a similar offer.  Cheree at The Morning Latte  wants to make a few too.  Ladies, you are so special. 
Here's what I need:
 One top for a doll quilt---size 12" by 18" for the cradles, and size 14" by 18" for the doll beds. 
   So I am asking for tops---string pieced or made from orphan blocks are just perfect--- that I will finish with batting and backing--no binding--just a plain edge.  If you want to send a finished one, that would be wonderful, but not expected.  
  Leave me a comment and I will send you snail mail info.  Encouragement is always welcomed.  And pop over to thank Freda and Cheree, too, for me. 
  Thank you , Lord, for scraps.  They keep me  humble and pieceful. 

19 comments:

Impera_Magna said...

Will share this info on my blog tomorrow... will ship the quilt tops I'm working on tomorrow!

Ho, ho, ho!

Cheree @ The Morning Latte said...

Those cradles look adorable!

SeeingStars said...

I can't make too many, but I'll be delighted to make a few. Do you need extra batting too? I don't throw away the smaller pieces and probably have some that will be a good fit for these "covers".

Mary said...

I've started pulling fabric and hope to have one done this week. The cradles will be such sweet gifts.

SeeingStars said...

I forwarded your request to the HGTV Quilting and Needlework forum with a link to this blog post. :)
Can't wait to get started!

Lynne said...

Moments like this remind us to "ask, and you shall receive" don't they?

Anonymous said...

I think I have some blocks that would work. Saw this on HGTV forum. Will also post your blog on another group I belong to. Please send me your addy to mail the quilts to at ohsirius 7 @ hotmail. com. (No spaces) What a great thing to do!! Thanks for using up some blocks that I have been wondering what to do with! Sara

Cynthia said...

I'd love to make some tops for these beds. (Friend of the Empress ;-)

Kathy said...

I'd be happy to send a few "quilt tops your way!" Please let me know where to send them and I should have them to you by the end of this week.

Dana Gaffney said...

They beat me to it, I was wondering if you needed help. I'm in, send me your snail mail.

Kathryn D. Duke said...

I would love to make a few...let me know where to send them...

Kathy

Janet O. said...

You may get more than you bargained for!! I can make a few, too. Where do I send them?

YankeeQuilter said...

I have five tops ready to go in the mail...just send me your address! (see how easy this is!)

Sio

Angie said...

Awwww, I wanna play too! Snail mail addy? :D

Mary said...

I'd be happy to send some along. I only four Grand-daughters and their dolly's are well covered.

Nines said...

I'm a long arm quilter and would be happy to donate the quilting of these. let me know if I can help in any way.

Teresa F. said...

Hi! I just stumbled across your request for doll quilt tops today whle blog surfing. If you still need more, I would be happy to make some.

Debbie said...

Teresa F. I can't reply to you as you are a no-reply blogger. you can send me a direct email at stitchintherapy@bellsouth.net.
I won't turn any doll quilt or top away....

Myra said...

What a wonderful idea!!! I hope to get some Mrs. Claus action going and have something to send you. I love it! Would you please send me some information? Thanks!!!

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