Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Returning to Toyland

Hello Everyone,
My friend Barbara is just going to town on her blocks for Toyland Tree.  Let me introduce you to Lynette.  Barbara says I'm her birth mother so she sort of named her after me!  I guess that means I'm responsible for child support until she's 18????

There is so much detail in each and every block.  The giraffe has a mane just like a real giraffe.

 Love the Teddy and his little plaid vest.

Barbara used a fabulous vintage fabric for the stocking.

Jack looks like he's jumping right out of his box.  Barbara has great attention to detail and an eye for color.

Again, great use of the vintage fabrics.

I'd love to have this little snowman bring me some presents!

I wish you could have seen Barbara when she took my Madrigal class.  She was a little hesitant to start in on the center applique.  Once she started appliqueing, there was no stopping her!  She was spending so much time in her sewing room, she had the cable company come out to her home and installed TV cable in the room where she was spending the most time!  I can't design patterns fast enough for her.  She is so quick, so accurate, so creative and a great person too with oodles of personality.

This is the BEST aspect of designing quilts.....seeing what other people do with my designs.  It is heartwarming for me and I'm in constant, jaw-dropping awe.  Thank you!



  1. I love seeing what other people create - so inspiring and you get such great ideas to try things you never would have considered!!

  2. I do believe Barbara has found her genius, Lynn! All the little details from Lynette's petticoat to the giraffe, the "saddle" on the rocking horse, etc are totally delightful! It must feel great to be such an inspiration!

  3. So lovely blocks.

    Grit from Germany

  4. Adorable blocks. Sort of old-fashioned.

  5. That quilt is going to look fantastic. I love each block that you showed us.

  6. This is the cutest quilt EVER!!! Did she needleturn or fuse?

  7. Love these cute blocks...lovely baby quilt.
    Julia ♥