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Friday, November 15, 2013

A couple of doll quilts

As promised, albeit a little late (due to a vicious back injury) I wanted to share my last couple of doll quilt swaps. Incidentally, this group is open all the time and you can drop in and out as needed - pretty convenient!

In August, I made this mini for Terry. It was inspired by this quilt pattern called Round & Round by Camille Roskelley.
This doll quilt was made with my very small pack of vintage charms & a bit of Kona khaki. It also gave me a chance to practice my hand quilting. I used a maroon perle for outlining the red stars and a gold perle for the center and corner stars. I know I need more practice!

the back

 In September, I was partnered with Annette and the theme was "Quilt within a quilt." I came up with something, but I guess I can't show it yet, cause it's been in the postal netherworld for at least a month! The package I received from Annette was just breathtaking!! It is called Flight Path and I am in love!! The colors, the butterflies and the quilting are all amazing! She used a raw-edge applique technique on most of the butterflies and the 2 in the upper left corner are bonded and sort of sit up 3-D style! Isn't it adorable???
Flight Path

and finally (for now) I participated in a swap through the FB group Modern Quilting. We were to make a Christmas or holiday themed mini quilt. I had in my head that I wanted to experiment with Oakshott. I chose the Ruby Red Bundle and I really loved it! I was thinking of a Christmas tree lot at night. I used a grey Aurifil for the straight line quilting and then to mimic the strings of lights at the tree lot, I used a sparkly variegated thread for a few lines "crossing" the lot.
the whole package
see ya soon!


  1. Loving the red and white mini and those butterflies are genius!!!

  2. Hope you're feeling better, Francine! Lucky you! That butterfly quilt is gorgeous!

  3. So sorry to hear about your back. I do hope you are feeling better now. That little starry doll quilt is sooo sweet. I love how the stars look all jumbled up, but in fact nest so perfectly and precisely. I couldn't help smiling at the "I need to practise my hand quilting more" comment illustrated by a shot of perfect stiches! Ha! You are such a star. xx JJ

  4. Sorry about the evil back injury, but looks like you had some great swaps to perk you up!


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