Monday, September 8, 2014

Doll Diaper Bag and Quilt


I already posted about the doll quilts I made for my grand daughters. But there's more! I got the brain storm..to make them doll diaper bags! Searched all over the place for a pattern and found this pattern.   I started with trying to find a fabric in my stash that each girl would like, but that wasn't working to well, when it suddenly hit me... I have lots of the fabric I used for the back of the quilts still available, so I took that fabric and made them each a diaper bag  to match the quilt.


 Then while working, I thought...okay, one of the girls is not a doll girl! She is a camping, football and not so dainty when it comes to anything....I didn't think she was going to like a doll  anything! So I thought, instead of calling them a doll diaper bag and doll quilt,  she can call hers a Treasure Bag and Sitting quilt...she can collect back yard "treasures" in the bag and sit on the little quilt to inspect said treasures!





 

The quilts fit perfectly in the bag so I'll tell the ones that like dolls that they can use it for that, but I will tell all three of them that it is also a "take it with you" quilt and bag and offer these suggestions:


  • Take it to the back yard and spread the quilt out, and take the bag and go treasure hunting in the backyard and find all kinds of cool rocks, twigs or whatever else... and have the bag to collect the items in. Then go back and sit on the quilt (so they don't get dirty!) and compare and share what each have found.
  • Have mom pack a little lunch  in the bag and lay the quilt out under the tree in the front yard and have a picnic
  • Take it with you when you have to go run errands or have to wait somewhere and put a few little toys in the bag with the quilt. 
  • Use the quilt as a pillow or to cover cold legs. 
  • Take the the bag of toys with you if you are going to a place where you have to wait (like the doctors office).
  • Take the quilt/bag to the beach...lay the quilt out on the sand for your "own" space and take the bag to find shells or other treasures!

  • Give it some thought now and if you have any little girls in your life that would enjoy these doll items..get started now and make them for a Christmas gift...or Birthday gift! And this would also be perfect for a newborn..even the diaper bag would be perfect and the quilt is just big enough for a little newborn blessing!

    This is the kind of template I use to make the squares. I prefer Omnigrid as it is the easiest to see the numbers and lines than other styles I have tried.

     


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    13 comments:

    1. I love it Cheri. I have to make a set for my daughter for sure! Thank you so much for sharing.

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      1. They are quick and easy and a great way to use scraps! She will love it!

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    2. Such sweet finishes. I agree that it is all in the presentation. Whether it is a picnic lunch bag or a diaper bag, it is still made with love.

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      1. Thanks Jasmine... yes...made with love, filled with...whatever they want!

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    3. Those are beautiful gifts. A bag AND a quilt is an excellent idea for all the reasons you gave. You certainly gave me food for thoughts. I have a four-years-old niece... Mmmm. I'll think about that some more. Thank you!

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      1. She will love it France.. and with Christmas coming up....

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    4. What a cute diaper bag-I am sure they will have tons of fun with it. Wish I had a granddaughter, but I do have 2 adorable grandsons.

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      1. Thanks Vicki - Just change the fabric print to a boys print and make them and fill them with hot wheels, books, super heros...and the same with the quilt...make it with roads on it! They will love it!

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    5. These little bags are so cute! What a great idea! Perfect for sparking imagination. Lovely list of suggestions, too!

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      1. THanks Lorna... I have to make things practical too. The parents like them better if they have an additional use instead of just one... and laying on the floor!

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    6. great quilts and totes! love the ideas of the different uses based on the girls likes and needs too. Shared and pinned! Thanks for linking to Snickerdoodle Sunday!

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      1. Thanks Snickerdoodle! Change the fabric and there are more options for use!

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    7. So cute! I can see my little ones toting their babies around wrapped up in a pretty quilt. Thanks for linking up to Gingerly Made!

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