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!