Saturday, March 31, 2012

Doll Quilt Swap

I joined a swap on Flickr.  It's the first one I've done on here and it has been so much fun.  I have really enjoyed seeing everyone's quilts and fabric choices.  I chose to do a churn dash and make it a bit wonky.  I just love Kona Bahama Blue and used it for the solid fabric.  The smallest block I made measured 3/4 of an inch.  I edged it in rick rack instead of a traditional binding and I thought it turned out really cute.  Hand quilted in perle cotton, it is so cute, I hated to part with it.  But my partner loved it, so everything turned out alright.

Monday, March 19, 2012

I have a new finish!

I've been stitching away on this sweet baby quilt.  It is completely hand stitched, from the yo yos to sewing the rick rack on to sewing the strips together.  I quilted it with different perle cotton to match the colors of the yo yos.  After all this hand sewing, I couldn't machine stitch the binding on, that would be wrong.  So this is another testimont to my stubborness.  After I washed it, this quilt is nice and crinkly.  And now that it is completely finished and ready for grandbaby number seven, I will soon start on another baby quilt just in case this new one is a boy!