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!

Anonymous 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.

Anonymous said...

Good luck with your quilting!

Anonymous 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.