Iris' Doll QuiltDo you remember the baby quilt that I just finished for Miles in Ireland? Well, Miles has a big sister, Iris. I'm a big sister, too, and I remember how put out I was when my brother came along! So I figured that Iris needed a gift, too. The local Hobby Lobby had some cute flannel that was perfect for a doll quilt. It's just 5 x 4 squares with hearts quilted in the small pink print squares and a pieced binding.
Isn't this print sweet?
Here's the back.
A Gift Envelope Pouch
Don't we all get nervous about having wedding gifts sitting around during the reception, especially those gift envelopes? I know I did at my daughter's wedding! So I decided to make a drawstring pouch to hold the wedding gift envelopes.
It's so easy -- just cut a rectangle of the fabric you're using, fold it over and stitch the bottom and the side. Fold and stitch the top to form a casing. Voila! I added a pretty trim with little "pearls."
The polyester "satin" frays like crazy! I remember making Barbie wedding dresses out of the stuff and they'd fall apart as soon as they were finished. So for the bag I made enclosed seams. A few stray threads escaped to the outside of the bag, but it's not too bad.
The drawstring is just silver double-fold bias tape, right out of the package.. It's long enough for a cousin or friend of the bride or whoever's in charge to hang over her arm so she can enjoy the reception instead of being stuck at a little table!
We're heading back east the day after tomorrow. Guaranteed no sewing will happen while we're there! But when I get back to Michigan, I can start on Molly's wedding quilt! Yea!