Friday 11 February 2011

Doll Quilt Swap 10

I joined the Doll Quilt Swap 10 (otherwise known as DQS10) on Flickr, got my partner, set to work and have finished it:

I'm not going to say too much in case she reads this but she has similar(ish) tastes to me. The colour choice came about though because I had to use the centre fabric in each block (which I've fuzzed out until I can do the big reveal after she has got it). Had to because I think it's funny/apt/pertinent/applicable/relevant/whatever to her. So I looked for other colours that would bring it alive and that is how it came about.
I hand quilted it with Perle 8 threads in blue and pink and used this tutorial for the binding. I made an Ok but nothing to sing about job of it. It comes in at a trim 22" square - 2" shy of the maximum size allowed.

Working small means trying out new ideas.

I just fancied doing random wavy which is the sum total of the thought process behind the back. I tried to pick colours that were similar to what I used on the front but not the same. Just have to pop a label on it and then it will sit quietly in a corner of my sewing room before it is allowed to make its journey to its new home from the middle of March.

Please take a look at this Flickr group as there are all manner of styles going on and it is all very inspirational.

Oh...and I got me some new reading. Slowly making my way through the list.

Thank you!


  1. Yay for new books!

    Can't wait to see what the centre fabric is.....

  2. I look forward to hearing what you think of 'Night'. Also thank you so much for the Tufted Tweets scraps. They arrived on Wednesday when I was in a frantic flap preparing my first ever lecture. Tomorrow is ear-marked as fabric play time, well so is tonight! Thank you :)

  3. I just loved The Art of Racing in Rain. Enjoy!!


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