Saturday, April 28, 2007

doll quilt

I'm posting a closeup of a portion of the front of my doll quilt, which is 18" x 24" (approximately). This is the first time I've ever done this (quilt, that is). I have rarely used my sewing machine (Bernina 830, got on eBay), which I've discovered I LOVE! I did have a quiting friend helping me this week. Her work is amazing, and I'll try to get some of her things to post here.

I'm lucky I had a walking foot, which is necessary to keep the bottom and top of the quilt moving along at the same rate. The things I've learned this week! I'm glad I cleared the decks work-wise, as I really needed the time. The photo makes it look a bit greenily murky; it does contain fabrics with lots of greens, but there are red-purples, too.

Here's a bit of the back. When it's done, I'll post a picture. I thought I'd cower in shame over this, but frankly I think it will look pretty darn good! Hope my swappee thinks so!


Anonymous said...

It`s so nice to become inspired about something, I know that :)
And you understand, what I mean.

I will start to do clothes to my new
grandchild, perhaps I could do some quilt for her ( ? ). Certainly I could find material for it from my house.

I wish you happy weekend!

Lisa K. said...

Yay! I'm so happy you've found your quilting mojo, so soon, too! Of course it helps to have a mentor :o)

You and I are *right here* with the walking foot: I was channel- and grid-quilting my heart out yesterday. I love it!

Your sneak peeks are so intriguing. It looks so great, from what I can see.

Marisa said...

Nice work. Hard to believe it's your first crack at quilting. Keep up the creative work!! Cool!

lettuce said...

oh very nice! i look forward to seeing more.

Britt-Arnhild said...

Good luck with your quilting!

Mountain Dweller said...

It certainly looks lovely from here! I've always admired people who can sew, quilt, knit etc. I've never learnt but I have always fancied having a go.

Linda said...

I love quilts but have never done one. I have a small one done by an Amish woman that I have framed and over my bed. It gives me alot of pleasure to look at it.