Monday, May 04, 2009

Doll quilt finished



I managed to finish up the doll quilt by Saturday morning and even got it in the mail. Usually I'm not so motivated to get to the post office, but since I was already a day late in mailing, I figured I had to. It is such a relief now to have it done and sent off. Now I have to wait to see if my partner likes it!




Here's the details on how I did this. Pretty simple really. I cut 6" squares of 6 different fabrics and stacked them together. Then I just used my rotary cutter to them into 4 different sections using curved cuts. Then I just rearranged the stacks and sewed them together. I had to do a lot of straightening after cutting to make them into blocks, but they ended up being like 4.5" squares. I used Kona snow white and 2 extra blocks for the back because I wanted to keep it simple and I quilted it using a circular "pattern." I tried doing this free motion, but it came out really, really messy. I really need to practice free motion because I haven't quite gotten hang of it yet.



I'm still patiently waiting for my quilt from the swap to show up. I'll be sure to show it off when it arrives. Have a happy Monday!

15 comments:

randi---i have to say said...

Very cute! I am sure your partner will just love it!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Great design!

Maggie said...

Very cute. I make alot of quilt using a similar technique. The quilting really adds movement to the blocks.

Colleen said...

It looks so great! Love the circular pattern. practicing free motion is on my list too : )

kristine hanson said...

that is very cute!!!!

Fine Hand said...

That is such a beautiful quilt and nice combination of fabrics!

Aimee said...

It came out so cute! Your partner is really lucky!

Sam said...

Very cute. I love the movement. I want to try one now. I took a class in free motion but I need to practice too.

Philigry said...

oh, i love it. so sweet. i am sure your partner will love it.

Carol E. said...

How could your partner not love this?! The quilting looks fab, too. Only you think it looks messy. It's adorable!

tarabu said...

Congrats - It's wonderful!

jacquie said...

this is great...love the quilting you did.

Wendy said...

Hi Katie!

I love my new quilt! Your fabric and color choices suit me perfectly and I love the design! The quilted spirals are a very nice way to finish the quilt. So very cute!

And thanks for the extra fabric and buttons...did you know I love buttons?

Thanks again and happy quilting!!

metrosupialdesigns said...

Very cute quilt. I love the touch on the back.

Raesha D said...

It turned out great! the mix of colors is so perfect and your partner is going to love it!