On my design surface today is a project I thought of starting nearly two years ago, but didn't.
In July 2012 we had some very special guests from Russia come to stay with us for several weeks: a long-time friend who had moved to and married a Russian lady, and their 5 year old daughter, Alica (pronounced Ah-lisa). Alica and I instantly had a mutual admiration thing going, and we enjoyed spending time together. She was enamored of the matryoshka doll her mother brought as a gift for me, and which I let her play with when her parents were out of sight. Shortly after our visitors left, I found this cute matryoshka doll fabric at JoAnn's and always intended to make Alica a small quilt. Well, her father is in town visiting us again, and I pulled it out of the stash along with some companions.
Alica will be 7 years old soon, and her favorite color is pink. The fabric above is photographing red, but it is really a deep, bright pink and has cats all over it.
More like this! Alica was also fond of my cat, Mini; said cat would have nothing to do with a five year old girl, though Alica kept trying :) . I'll make a simple strippie quilt, just a nap size, for my dear little friend in Nizhny Novgorod, with love.
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