Monday, January 10, 2011

Operation Christmas Child 2010

I decided to make another quilt for Operation Christmas Child this year.  Well, I suppose it was last year now.

I made some scrappy wonky stars based on this tutorial.  The blocks are 6" finished and are slightly offset from each other with strips to make the quilt 15" wide x 18" long.  I quilted it with lines randomly located.


The back is this fun owl print I found at JoAnn's and the binding is a golden stripe print I found on sale at a local quilt shop.  I like sales.  :)


The plan was to make a doll quilt and include a baby doll in the box.  Unfortunately, I could not find a baby doll for less than $15 and having all kinds of "extras".  Maybe I am just out of touch with the going rate of dolls, but it just seemed a bit expensive.  Whatever happened to the simple baby doll?  So, the little girl I made this for receive a nice lovie sized quilt for herself, not a doll.  For next year's box I am going to have to start looking for dolls sooner and stock up for years to come.

3 comments:

sweetlittleknits said...

Have you thought about making one? I have used a pattern for a sweet doll that comes out really cute! Here's the link: http://hopskipjump.typepad.com/hop_skip_jump/2009/08/poppy-doll-pattern.html.

Belle + Bee said...

I used the doll patterns in Hillary Lang's book Wee Wonderfuls to make gifts for my daughters this year. They are fantastic! Now I can add a Wonky Star quilt to their baby play sets:)

emedoodle said...

Nice work! This quilt looks great!

Target is a great place to look for a generic (inexpensive) baby doll. Try there. :)