Saturday, April 2, 2011

Doll Quilt 10 Complete

I finished my little quiltie for Doll Quilt Swap 10 just in time for the International Shipping Deadline. I love me a deadline.

Doll Quilt 10

I added a couple of more birds to the centre to try to take away from it looking like a 'face'. Once someone pointed it out on flickr, I just couldn't stop thinking of a face every time I looked at the quilt. Hopefully I fixed it....although I'm not sure it really did. Again, that deadline was looming...

Dresden Plate Centre - I think my partner likes birds and toadstools.

I pieced together a back from a fat quarter and some scraps. I even hand-stitched the binding on (which goes against my new love of machine stitching) because I think I read somewhere in the official rules and regulations that we're supposed to do it the traditional way. It actually turned out really nice and I can see that it is worth the effort on special quilts.

Doll Quilt 10 Back

Quick Quilt Stats:

Approx. Size:     23" x 23"
Pattern:             Dresden Plate (tutorial from Oh Fransson)
Fabric:              Yellow and Aqua from my stash, background is a linen blend
Binding:            Rainy Days and Mondays by melimba & beccabury by Riley Blake


Close up of quilting - I stitched in the ditch around the dresden, and fmq in the background.

I'm so thankful to have this one off my plate. And I'm looking forward to receiving my own quilt soon. Okay, not that soon, as Canada Post is officially the slowest postal service in the world!

13 comments:

Jilly said...

International shipping deadline? That means it can't be for me. So sad about that. I love your little quilt.

Amy said...

I love how you done the applique in the center.very nice.

Poppyprint said...

You said it! re: Canada Post!
Love your dresden DQ!! Can't wait to see who your partner is!

Janice said...

I love this SO much. I may cry if it doesn't come to me.

kwiltmakr said...

Way too cute!

Anne said...

It's charming! Love the little scene in the middle. Excellent!

~Michelle~ said...

I didn't see a face until you told me to look for it! Too cute Barb!

Susie said...

I adore the colour combination and can't see a face at all! It has a magical quality to it - with the toadstool........

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Just love the bird with the washing line :). Such a lovely design and great colours (surprised me and not usually what I would like)
Hugs, Sharon

Jessie Keating said...

Oh my gosh! I can't believe this is mine!!! I absolutely love this little quilt, I will treasure it forever! Thank you!!!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

It is so incredibly sweet. Love the classic with the whimsy.

NatQuebec said...

ohh it's so nice ! I love the colours too.

Marianne said...

Your DQS 10 quilt is stunning. Lucky partner, I would have loved to receive a quiltie like this!