Doll Quilt Swap
Yesterday was another great mail day! The best part of doing swaps is getting something special made just for you, as a surprise in your mailbox! As I opened my package, I found this adorable label looking up at me and I recognized it. I looked at it and the quilting for a moment, trying to jog my (slow) memory, to see if I could recall which quilt I had seen in the flickr group.
I only lasted a moment! I had to open it and see which quilt was in my hands!
Look at this beautiful kaleidoscope quilt! Nichole said she was excited to have my name as partners were handed out, since she’s been a reader for a few years now, and felt that she knew my style already. And if I’m … Read More »
Hi there! Here’s the final look at my Doll Quilt Swap -
It measures 16″ overall, with each star measuring just 4 inches! I used a variety of green fabrics set off by Kona ash, and white.
On the back you can see my quilting a bit more. I followed the lines I marked, and went around the center square a couple times to get all the “arms” of the windmill quilted. I was so glad to see it come together so well!
I’m thinking up a larger version of this block/quilt – maybe it cold be a fun quilt along!? Anyone want to practice paper piecing? I need to get my kids back to school, but it might be a fun fall/winter project working with scraps. What do you think?
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Over the weekend, I had fun piecing this little gem! I had been mulling over an idea for my Doll Quilt Swap quilt, and finally got to it! Each block is finished at 4″, which means the overall quilt is 16″ x 16″, perfect doll quilt size.
Each block is paper pieced, an often intimidating skill, that doesn’t need to be! Precision is a given, as long as you can follow the lines while sewing. To help me out with color placement, I quickly used color pencils to remind me of the colors. Otherwise I would have been a bit slower in the production phase, constantly checking my color placement.
Up next — removing all the papers, and finding the perfect way to quilt it, without over quilting.
Did you enter the giveaway yesterday? There’s still time! And Shawna … Read More »
This has been such a full week! I hope your week has gone well, I was so excited to share the new partnership with BurdaStyle for The Sewing Summit yesterday. That’s been a work in progress with a number of emails and phone calls to sort details out recently, and now with less than three months until the Sewing Summit, it is crunch time! I’m really looking forward to the weekend of the event – it’s going to be so great to meet and get to know people that I’ve been friends with online! Too bad I can’t wiggle my nose and have all the details decided!
I’ve been planning a doll quilt for my secret partner, and pulled some fabrics that I think will be well received.
It’s really fun to stalk and learn more about my partner, her … Read More »
Hi there! I’ve been working behind the scenes here on my challenge for the week – I hope you have gotten started on your challenge too! Today I am enjoying the last day with my girls, before 1st and 5th grade begins. How is the summer gone already!?
Over the weekend I received my Doll Quilt from Marilyn, aka Spiced Coffee on Flickr!
Look at this beauty–
I even hung it on the wall in our living room – the colors are a perfect compliment. Oh, and look at her beautiful hand quilting, and appliqué –
Marilyn also sent stickers for my kids, this fun book and adorable pot holders –
One of the potholders says, “When I learned to sew, I forgot how to cook!” and the other, “A clean house is the … Read More »
Just popping in to show you where I’ve gone with the Dresden Plates! They are laid on top of one another so far – I’m hand stitching them in place, it’s just like stitching a binding in place.
I hope you don’t get tired of seeing this project…I’m really happy to be making it for my DQS partner :)
Are you working on a project for a friend?
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I really thought I needed to get a few more things done today, before sewing up these plates….but the piles were calling to me. I’ll get to the other stuff here in a few minutes :)
What do you think?
I LOVE them, but I can’t decide which center plate to use. I have time though, I next need to figure out what my background will be, and if I want to piece it.
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In the comments on my last post, I was challenged!
In between, “mom” responsibilities, I cut and sewed more than enough dresden plates! Not that I’m afraid of new york beauties, I just couldn’t get excited for this project about them….these I’m excited about.
So Lindsay…What have you been working on?
I have a few things on the household to do list, hopefully I can resist this pile until later :)Amy—————————————————Next steps:Subscribe to Amy’s Creative SideShop with AmyFollow Me on TwitterBecome a fan of Amy’s Creative Side on FacebookEmail me
I have a to do list, including a throw quilt, twin quilt and doll quilt…the trouble seems to be starting! (I have all the fabric, I’ve been focused on the quilt-along so far) So today I’m going to start on the doll quilt :) I had been thinking new york beauties, but I’m chickening out – I’m going to make some dresden plated with these Happy fabrics!
Keep me accountable – okay!? I need to share some progress here really soon, so I can work on the rest of the list.Blessings,Amy—————————————————Next steps:Subscribe to Amy’s Creative SideShop with AmyFollow Me on TwitterBecome a fan of Amy’s Creative Side on FacebookEmail me
I’m excited to be in the next round of Doll Quilt Swaps on Flickr! This is a great swap and so much fun to participate in. Last weekend I learned that I was included, and this next weekend we should be getting partner information. This swap is secret, which makes it even more fun – you never know where your quilt is coming from, or which one in the pool will be yours!
With that in mind, I made a mosaic to narrow down some of my favorites, and include some older ones, for my partner :)
1. rectangles with attitude, 2. Randomwork embroidery, 3. Poppy, 4. Aunt Millie’s Block Two, 5. 1/6 of a zipper quilt, 6. Aunt Millie’s Garden – Block 6, 7. Bricolage &Butter Bee – March, 8. DQS#8 from Isabel., 9. Doll Quilt Rec’d by TagEButt, 10. “285″, … Read More »
I’ve had the best round with Doll Quilt Swap! I love making little quilts for people and of course the payoff is a new quilt for me. For those that don’t know, DQS is a secret swap, you never know who is sending a quilt your way! The fun is watching all the beautiful quilts added to the pool over the course of the 2 months. Some finish fast and others are still sewing at the deadline, so there is always something new to see! I love to leave comments as adorable quilts are posted, but rarely allow myself to believe that it could be for me.
Imagine my surprise yesterday when I opened the mailbox and found a package from Australia, containing this gem –
Nicole of Craftapalooza, has been stalking around here getting to know … Read More »
I’ve been working to finish up my doll quilt all week. It needs to get in the mail Monday! But I think I will admire it until then :)
I’ve titled this quilt “Flowers for . . . ” I will have to update you with who the flowers are for once it is received. Now I just need to wait and see what arrives in my mailbox! That’s the best part! Getting a quilt just for you that you had no part in creating :)
Here’s a detail shot – I added a few beads to give the flowers in the center some sparkle, and hand-quilted the entire thing. I don’t know how some of you only hand-quilt, my fingers hurt!
If you have something to sew-n-tell head over to Amy’s blog and link up!
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