Tuesday 28 September 2010

Raggedy & Friends, Block 3, and a challenge

Between apple sauce and laundry I have been stitching on September's Raggedy & Friends BOM, and last night it was ready.

Two stitcheries, a nine-patch and a row of two triangle squares, and the two rows of 2" squares at the top. I'm already waiting for the next block!

Today my Ann posed for the stitchery. She is a normal healthy doll so she looks a little plump compared to the model in Kaaren's drawing. We didn't have any watermelon at home so we used a wedge of cabbage instead. The little bird posing on it is a Christmas gift from Eileen, who also made my Raggedy Ann and Andy.

I couldn't let Ann sit too long on the concrete steps - the weather is a cool +8 C (46 F) - so I sent her in to tell Andy about the photo shoot. While still wearing my jacket and shoes I took some pictures of the new colours outdoors.

Blueberries get read leaves before they drop, but the lingonberries (middle front of the picture) keep their thick green leaves all winter.

The aspens often get yellow leaves, they are like golden coins. Some trees turn red, like in the first picture on the left of my quilt block.

The chilly weather and wind have brought me a cold, so I'm taking it easy and sneezing today. September is almost over, and I have used only very little fabric. I hope to finish something before the end of the week to make my statistics look nice! Maybe I'll make a little softie for the Softies for Mirabel campaign. You can read more about it on Pip's blog Meet me at Mike's.

Why don't you join me here? All kinds of soft toys are welcome, and they will be delivered to the kids for Christmas. Before that, Pip will show them all together in her shop window in Melbourne.


  1. I really do like the colors you're using for your Raggedy quilt. Ann is the perfect model. The yellow leaves and greyish trunk of the aspen are a lovely combination against the vivid blue sky.

  2. Your Raggedy Ann and Andy blocks are wonderful. I do like the colours you are using.

  3. Hi Ulla!!
    Your Raggedy Ann and Andy quilt is so cute!! LOVE it!!
    And your pictures are gorgeous!! I love seeing pictures of where you live!
    Take care of that cold!!

  4. Great block. I love how you are posing Ann and Andy for them.

    Ikea had lingonberry jam. Looked delish- will let you know what I think when we open it.

    Sorry to hear you have a cold. Get well soon.

  5. Annie makes a wonderful model and the cabbage filled in nicely for the watermelon. I am nearly done with block three.

  6. So creative with the cabbage... very cute Ann and her stitchery :)
    The patchwork sorrounding the blocks is charming!


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