Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Doll Quilt Swap


I managed to finish up my doll quilt for the Doll Quilt Swap 12 on Flickr.  I am so thrilled with the results.  It was rather difficult to send it off after all that work!


I have always maintained that I hate foundation paper piecing, but I thought that I would try it again with some special paper.  I found that the paper made a good difference, and I think that my machine being serviced and the tension being so much better helped out a great deal as well.


I designed this quilt on EQ6 and printed out 5 papers.  Then I grabbed my test fabrics and tried it out.  It worked quite well and came together just as I had hoped.  I dove in with my chosen fabrics for the swap and made up the blocks over 2 weeks or so.  I think it took me about 1.5 hours for each block.


Then I still had to take all the paper off - ugh!  I still hate that part of paper piecing, although my pointy tweezers helped me out in some tricky spots.  After basting the layers together, I decided to hand quilt it with some matching red embroidery floss.  I think that the design pops!  I also added in some green quilting, kinda in the ditch to secure the outer part of the quilt.

I hope my partner loves it.  I expect that she will get it sometime this week.  She doesn't know this is coming from me, so hopefully it will be a lovely surprise.

I am still waiting to receive a little quilt, but I have no idea which one will be mine.  There are some absolute stunners in the photo pool!

xo Nicole

7 comments:

Deborah said...

Your doll quilt is awesome. Love the hand stitching!

Carla said...

It's lovely Nicole. When I foundation piece, I give the paper a shot of steam from my iron, and the paper comes off like butter : )

Dawn Hughes said...

Beautiful Nicole- the colours are amazing and all I can say is WOW!

pve design said...

That is a beauty!
pve

Keitha said...

Okay Nicole - you SLAY ME! This is absolutely gorgeous! I COVET this! (Love Carla's little piece of advice - I'm taking notes!)

ghulam sarwar said...

thank you for sharing

sameer said...

nice work keep it up