Friday, January 17, 2014

a finish and a start

I joined the Doll Quilt Swap for this round kind of selfishly as I hope to have a mini quilt wall one day.  Of course when you join a swap you don't only receive but you also have to make.  That's always fun too as I make things I probably wouldn't have tried before.  Like these economy blocks.

I was so stuck on how to quilt this mini because everything is so square.  I finally decided to do a cathedral window type quilting over the squares to add some round shape to the quilt.

I finished it off with some straight hand quilting on the diagonal to add some more movement.  I bound it with black and white spots to match the black and white print around the centre.

It finishes at 17" square and I'm ready to send now once I gather a few extras.

I also made a start on my Feathers Quilt!  This excites me because it's for us - I get to keep this one and put it on my own bed.  
I'm going with jewel tones on black Chambray and I love how it's turning out so far.  Somehow it's kind of tricky to get a good photo of the colours.

I'm caught up on the quilt along - done A-D blocks.


  1. I love your doll quilt, especially how you quilted it! And your feathers quilt is going to be gorgeous! I didn't know it was a quilt along -- I'll have to check it out!

  2. Love all the colours! I'm hoping to quilt my big scrappy trip along with quilting like you did on the doll quilt. You did a fabulous job. Did you free motion or use your walking foot? And did you mark it first?

  3. The mini looks great! The Cathedral window style quilting looks fantastic.

    That feathers quilt is going to be gorgeous!

  4. I love the mini - especially the addition of the straight line quilting in the borders - its perfect :-) And the feathers - looks so great - love the fabrics you have chosen :-)