Three out of four of the blocks are paper pieced. The top right hand block is the January Lucky Stars BOM in 6.5" and I love that I was able to make it for this doll quilt. I know my partner loves green (I stalked her well) so I went for it! I used some Kaffe Fassett shot cotton in green and fuchsia pink, along with some Mama Said Sew sewing dictionary text print, dotty green fabric and a green/pink floral as the main print fabric. No selvages on those two so I have no idea who they are by or which manufacturer but they were purchased because I loved them. Originally I had thought a white border with a pink flange would be nice but I was advised to not go that route. I went with the Cactus (?) Kona as a border instead. Now that I see it in picture form, I wonder if the Cactus was maybe a bit too bright. Hmmmm...
Can you see that I even did (a little) bit of hand stitching? Yup - me - hand stitching! I have a LONG way to go to be a confident hand stitchererer person... and to be any good - but practise will make perfect I suppose! Each block has a bit of green Perle that I bought from Annie a few weekends ago. I did some tiny free motion quilting stipple too.
I put a touch of the pink in the binding too which is my favourite bit of the mini I think! I added some hanging corners in case my secret partner wants to hang it up. I forgot to measure it but it is approximately 15-16 inches square so remind me to ask my secret partner to measure it for me! You can see the free motion quilting in a stipple pattern here on the back. I quilted just the white areas on the doll quilt. It turned out pretty well I think. Looks great on the front anyways!
Here is the whole package that I sent. I added some green fat quarters for her stash. Hope she likes chocolate and candy (I sure do)!!! I know my secret partner has grand kids so I added a pack of 6 Freddo's in and some Chupa Chups lollipops (or 'suckers' if you are North American), and a hand-made card.
All in all a very bright, happy and hopefully much loved doll quilt and swap package!
Oh and I nearly forgot to mention that this is one of the items listed to be completed on my 1st Quarter Finish Along. Yay!
P.S. - I have just found out that my secret partner has received her parcel and loves it!! Phew - what a relief!