Saturday 16 February 2013

Doll Quilt Swap 13 - sent!

Ahhh - another swap project completed and sent!  What a fabulous feeling of relief and accomplishment to have it done in advance of the deadline and posted within the mailing time frame!  It is my first time being in the DQS group so I didn't want to break any rules!!  I am feeling a touch of trepidation and just hope that my secret partner likes what I have made for her.  Fingers crossed...  At least it is on its merry way!

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! 


Gertie Pye said...

Love this doll quilt Amy! And yay for the FMQ - I am going to bite the bullet this week and try it.

Anonymous said...


Well done Amy its beautiful & I really like the border!

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

Wow your doll quilt really caught my eye in my reading list and I had to see it close-up. Lovely! If your partner didnt love it I was going to take first dibs on it!

Charlotte said...

it's perfect!

Kelly said...

It looks fab and I am sure your partner is going to love it.

Di said...

Pink, green and perfect piecing. It was made for me!!!! Di x