While trying to decide what to name my doll's quilt, I saw that Pollyanna is going to be on television this coming weekend for Mothering Sunday. It is that 2003 version with Amanda Burton as Aunt Polly. I just love this movie. So it seemed the perfect name and here is Pollyanna's Pinwheels...
I must admit that I had other things I wanted to be doing today but sandwiched the quilt after I finished the top this morning and thought just a stitch or two. I should know better and I can never take just a stitch or two. *grins* Hand quilting a quilt is not only enjoyable but it brings a quilt to life. And what a life if I consider Pollyanna herself. I can just picture her in the garden playing happily with pinwheels. For anyone who does not know this delightful story, Pollyanna comes to live with her Aunt Polly after her parents have died. She is forever looking at the good in things and transforms all the people in her life.
Pollyanna has also become a description of a person. Here is the definition from Webster's dictionary...
Etymology: Pollyanna, heroine of the novel Pollyanna (1913) by Eleanor Porter †1920 American fiction writer
: a person characterized by irrepressible optimism and a tendency to find good in everything
— Pollyanna adjective
How wonderful to leave a legacy of story epitomizing seeing good in things! We need more Pollyannas in the world today.
"Instead of always harping on a man's faults, tell him of his virtues. Try to pull him out of his rut of bad habits. Hold up to him his better self, his REAL self that can dare and do and win out!"
I created this doll's quilt truly in the spirit of antique quilts. I ran out of one of the pink fabrics. A friend offered to give me the 3 squares needed to complete the patchwork. I liked the idea of using what I have so told her I appreciated it but no thank you. In olden days, women did not have quilt shops to go to and used what they had. I truly did this for this quilt. Can you see where I had to use a different fabric?