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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!




4 comments:

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

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

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  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

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

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