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We were delighted when Holly Lakehouse (aka Holly Holderman of Lakehouse Dry Goods) invited us participate in the Doll Dress design event. We have used Lakehouse fabrics for quite some time. What I love most about their fabrics is the colors. Holly is a master colorist and you can always expect the pieces in her collections to work together beautifully. She also had the foresight to blend one collection into the next. What this means for quilters is that you can get the new stuff and mix it with the older stuff and it all works perfectly. “Doll Dresses” is no exception.



Our doll dress block is very, very simple. I like jumpers. I like red, pink, green and white in almost any proportion! Stir it all together with ReNee’s cute pattern and viola, you have our block. We cut our jumper from red, sewed a green 1 " piece to the bottom of it and covered the seam with lace that was top stitched in place. We cut the blouse from my favorite pink and lined it up with the edges of the jumper. We then hand appliquéd the blouse and jumper in place on the center of a 12" background square. I think you could easily get away with a square cut at 10 1/2". After the appliqué was complete, we pressed and added 2 little red buttons. The block was trimmed to 9 1/2" square.

I loved this new collection so much that QuiltSoup is offering a new quilt from this line that will debut at Houston Quilt Market. I am telling you that it is cute, cute, cute! It is called All Dolled Up and it is one of my favorites. Here’s a sneak peek at a one of the blocks:




Our blog is also brand new and I am still fine tuning it. I can tell you that we have tons of exciting news and will be giving you the scoop the first minute that we can.

25 comments:

the Material Girls Quilts said...

Barbara,
Welcome to Blog-Land! Your site looks great I am excited to be the first to leave a comment (does that qualify me for employee of the month) Can't wait for the new patterns. Your awesome!
Nadine

Anonymous said...

Barabara, I am here to look at the Dolly Dress and you certainly do not disapoint! This little dress could be worn by any little girl,how adorable is that!!!! It looks very dainty and delicate. Your detail is from much experience I am sure! I have several of your patterns now,latest is Peony Party. I certainly look forward to the All Dolled Up new quilt pattern,I will be checking back!

Elizabeth said...

Can't wait to see the rest of that quilt--I'm loving the big bow!
See you soon!

from little acorns said...

Hi Barbara!!
Welcome to blog-land! I'm so happy to see that you are now blogging & I can keep up with you better! I'm looking forward to seeing you in Houston. . . (I'm right down the isle!) . . . but will check in 0on you here until then!. . . (& I love your flower block . . can't hardly wait to see the rest!)
xo, Bren

PamKittyMorning said...

Love the doll dress block and really love the new flower with a bow! I look forward to checking it out at market!

Your sister said...

Hi friend! Cute as a button---both of your applique' projects. See you soon...You look skinnier and skinnier...How is Malad? Kisses to you and your sis.
Gina

Your sister said...

nice blog too.

Stephanie said...

I love Renee` Plains dress pattern and it's been fun to see what different designers are doing with it. So cute! I'll be adding your to my blog roll. Can't wait to see your fabric.

Jackie said...

Welcome to Blog World! It is a lot of fun and you will surely enjoy exchanging ideas with people. I have to say I love the Doll dress and wow I love the sneak peek at your newest pattern! I can't wait to see it at Quilt Market.

Annelies Dease said...

I LOVE your patterns....and now a blog to keep me more connected with all the wonderful things you do. I started a blog this week too. It is a whole new world!!!! Hugs, Annie

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I'm so glad your doing a blog. I love your patterns. They are wonderful. I cant wait to see what you have at quilt market. Very exciting.
Your little doll dress was soooo pretty and love that little flower from your new design.
Welcome to blogland.
Sharon
redgeraniumcottage.typepad.com

happy zombie said...

Welcome to blogland!

Anne Sutton said...

Barbara,

Welcome to blog-land! It's so much fun and I know you'll love it. Your sneak peek is adorable. Can't wait to see the quilt in just a few weeks. See you soon!

Sally said...

I have several of your patterns and can't wait to see the new one. I will be adding you to my blog reads.

amy said...

Congratulations on your new blog.

Pam said...

Great to see your blog up and running!!

Black Cat Quilting said...

My oh my. New patterns, a new fabric line, article in Australian magazine and now a blog! Where do you find the time. I also enjoyed the sneak peek at the the latest quilt. (wink, wink) You're Awsome.
Natty Bumpo

Anonymous said...

Bought way too much stuff from you at the Long Beach Show...and now a blog!!!!!! Just love your patterns...can't wait to see the new ones!!!!

Anonymous said...

Can I subscribe to this blog? If so how? I love Quilt Soup! I can't wait to get my hands on the new fabric line!

Kim Lundstrom
lundstromkim63@aol.com

Jannie said...

Oh Barbara, I'm so glad for your blog. I just finishedmy fifth Quilt Soup pattern! I love your patterns and your colors! I'm working on you peony table runner now.
Thanks for your hard work and talent. I'm so looking forward to your new project!
Janis Smith
West Jordan, UT

Vicki said...

I love your designs, Just finished the Ship Ahoy Duck quilt and am heading for the Best Friends one with the cat and dog.
Glad your blogging

BusyLittleQuilter said...

Hi, Barbara! Welcome to Blogland!

I have been a fan of yours ever since I discovered one of your quilts on the front of Quilts and More and bought the kit from Nadine. Your patterns are not only beautiful, but they are easy to sew together.

I agree with you about Holly's taste in color, designs, and the quality of her fabrics. She's nice, too, so that makes them even more special.

I can't wait to see All Dressed Up. The little dress you created looks like what I would make for my girls when they were little.

I'll be back to visit often. :)

Amanda

Gayle said...

I adore your patterns and I'm so happy to find out that you've started blogging. I'll be a regular reader!

Nana Mary said...

Welcome to blogging, Babs. Everything looks great. What pattern is Peony Party? Oh, it must be Perky Peonies! See ya tomorrow.

mahugs said...

Nothing like a new adventure. Love the route you've taken to get here.
MA