Have you been hit? With 3 girls, I knew it was only a matter of time before.....the invasion of the American Girl dolls! Which in all honesty is partly my fault. When I was little, we got the AG magazine in the mail. I would read that thing like a novel! I loved it! My favorite was Samantha. I loved her long dark hair and Victorian style. Alas, I never got her...sniff, sniff. So I signed up for the magazine and now my girls read it like a novel. They received the Target version for their birthdays, but they are hoping Santa will bring them a real AG!
So I have been making some things around here for Christmas to go with their current dolls and whatever Santa brings them:) Yep, I am one of those people who get ready months in advance!Let me tell you about one of my awesome thrift store finds! I found 4 quilt tops! And they were $0.49!!! So I bought them all! They are small and perfect for AG dolls! I picked up a full size sheet as well for a couple of bucks. I am using it as the back of the quilt. Isn't that cute fabric? (Close up proof that it was only $0.49!)
I came up with an idea. I am a bit of a perfectionist and I couldn't just rush into it. What if I got stuck in a corner, what if I crossed over a line, etc. You get the idea. So I cut some freezer paper the size of the quilt top and drew out the perfect meander pattern. I ironed it on. Then started quilting. But the safety pins you say! You are right! I marked where all the pins were on the paper, then I would pull the paper up before I got to the pin. I know this is not the most effective! But it worked for me and helped me to get the feel for FMQ without really messing up these beautiful lines I drew.
So who is your favorite AG doll? Have you been invaded????