25 March, 2009

Doll Quilt Show and Tell 6

The last of the doll quilts are finished and are ready to ship today.  Phew... That took a lot longer than I hoped for.

This one is my attempt at a traditional quilt.  Pieced blocks in an old pattern (Churn Dash) count as traditional, right?  Of course I couldn't pick traditional colours.  I've had the border fabrics for years and this seemed like a good time to use them.  Such a vibrant quilt!

I simply stippled this one.  To be honest, I was tired the day I had to quilt it and couldn't motivate myself to try anything else.  I know I shouldn't beat myself up about it because it looks good.  Besides, there is nothing wrong with stippling.  Sometimes it is the right thing to do.  I let the quilt tell me what it needs.  Yes, I'm serious about that.  Some designs beg for certain quilting techniques.  In this case, though, I didn't even ask the quilt.  I just told it that it was going to be stippled whether it liked it or not.  I think it is happy.

7 comments:

the 6 o'clock stitch said...

It's beautiful. Would love to have you join us for the Spring Swap if you're not up to your ears! Have a great Wednesday.

Vicki said...

I really like that! I'm working on a quilt with churn dash blocks, too.

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Love the fabrics! So nice and cheery :) your stippling looks great - and I agree some quilts need a specific quilting.

Miriam said...

Yep, it definitely wanted to be stippled! The quilt looks great and I love the bright colors.

brown robin said...

I haven't checked in for a bit and here are so many beautiful quilts... they're fantastic! I've been thinking about you lately because I'm working on a twin size for my daughter's birthday in a week. Yikes! Better get sewing. Fun to see your comment on my blog today. Thanks so much!

amandajean said...

it is a happy little quilt! and i would have to agree that a churn dash block is about as traditional as they come. i love the modern spin you put on it, though. nice job!

kathleen said...

I adore your doll quilts. Do you know of 'Little Quilts' from Marietta Georgia? I love making them -- just big enuf to get that certain something color scheme right out there in a quilt, and yet within a short time. I think all of yours are SO CUTE. And I LOVE your name : naptime quilter. When my kiddos were small -- their naptime, was MY naptime too! Thanks for such lovies!
Kathleen