Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Ladies' day out

Hi all, and welcome to summer! At least, it's supposed to be summer, now that we're past Memorial Day.  Break out the white shoes, ladies, it's officially okay now.  Or the white pants, whatever floats your boat.

Today I have some paper doll blocks to show. These are the dolls in purple dresses, which got made last month and then sat around here without hair.  Poor chicks were bald for weeks. I finally spent part of a lovely afternoon giving them some hairstyles, which is the most time-consuming part of making the dolls. I think they're grateful, because they looked pretty cold to me.

This month, this doll is my favorite:

A sari! Complete with a bindi on her forehead. I love it! And now that I've redrafted the pattern for a floor-length dress, who knows what else might be coming down the road? Even if we don't have a brown month, I think we can throw a special doll or two in there.

Here are two more dolls:

Taken inside because of weather conditions!

And the final three:

Gosh, I love that turquoise print dress.  That was terrific fabric and it looks great again here. 

I tried to get a picture of all the girls just "hanging out" but it turned out pretty washed out.

At least the yard looks good.  Here is a picture taken indoors, where they show up a little better:

I think after I make June's dolls I'll have to pull all of them out and take a family picture all together. It would be a good time to count them, too, and think about how I'm planning to lay out the quilt.

Everybody have a good and productive week. I'm planning to make the green dolls, put some binding on a quilt that's been sitting here forever, and finish writing a paper for a conference in June. Yikes! Maybe I better write that paper first!

Linking to Let's Bee Social and WIP Wednesday, plus Scraphappy Saturday.  Happy sewing!


Bernie Kringel said...

Ahhh these are such sweet little ladies. They each have their own look and style. Really fun.

I don't have any white shoes because our dirt turns everything rusty red here. Plus I always feel fat when I wear white pants. What's a girl to do?

Lisa J. said...

These dolls look so great together hanging out on the line. I tend not to wear white anything. Gets too dirty.

Anonymous said...

I love the variation in the dolls. They really look wonderful hanging out in your yard.

Kate said...

Very cute blocks! I'd have a hard time picking a favorite, they are all so fun.

LA Paylor said...

they are spectacular. All different. Careful decisions about style. Now come and help me with my own hairstyle. LeeAnna

Scrappy quilter said...

These dolls are looking great!!

PaulaB quilts said...

Have you given them names? They each convey a distinct personality in their choice of dress and hair style. Quite a.
Quite a group!

PaulaB quilts said...

Have you given them names? They each convey a distinct personality in their choice of dress and hair style. Quite a.
Quite a group!

Nell's Quilts said...

I think the one with the sari is my favourite too. Your little girls look lovely all strung out on the line - like chorus girls!

Cathy said...

I just love your paper dolls!

sunny said...

What a unique project! Can't wait to see more.

Sheila said...

What sweet paper doll ladies! They are going to be beautiful in a quilt together.