Monday, September 14, 2009

doll quilt swap

i just got back from taking my doll quilt to the post office...

believe it or not dqs7 was my first doll quilt swap!
i've done lots of other swaps but had a blast with this one.

my swap partner requested a style unlike how i usually work..
but one that i admire.. of white.
as in people like
red pepper quilts
film in the fridge
handmade by alissa
oh, fransson!
tallgrass prairie studio
and so on.

i tried a few things..
but nothing seemed to be working out how i wanted.

so i headed to spool for some inspiration.

and came home with these.

and then chopped them all apart on advice from quilt dad.
{it was very freeing}

then i went to town making a wonky log cabin block.
and ended up with this cute little thing

as is my style lately my spoonflower label is on the back
{in a wonky log cabin frame}
and here is the entire back... i love the contrast the white binding provided
even though it wasn't "my style" in the beginning
i love working this way
and fell in love with this quilt
& it was very hard to send... but i did!!

see more pics on my flickr page


rachel griffith said...

i ♥ the quilting!!!

Dresden Quilter said...

It's beautiful. It's not my usual style either but I have definitely been inspired and tried new things readng those blogs.

Kris said...

It looks great! Way to embrace something new with a great result~

Alissa said...

So cute! it's it FUN and freeing to work with no pattern! I love it!

The Quilt Shoppe said...


Angela Nash said...

Great job working outside your zone - it is wonderful!

Kelly O. said...

I'd say you did good!

Vickie E said...

it's cute for sure

Audrie said...

Very very cute! Love the fabrics you chose too :)

Thimbleanna said...

Ooooh, very very CUTE Julie!!! I love your fabric selections!

MichelleB said...

It looks great! I'm sure your partner will love it. I know what you mean by having a tough time sending the quilt. I know I'm going to have that problem, too.

allsewnup said...

Now that is one sweet doll quilt.


Cristin said...

Well done! GREAT doll quilt - and it feels good to do something thats a bit out of the ordinary, eh? I'm testing out that theory myself :-)

Little Lady Patchwork said...

I sure that it will be loved!

Hope you are feeling better!

erica said...

Great Haul! I would be in trouble if I could get in the car and head to Spool! Lovely quilt too!

Laura said...

Very cute. I like the three different sizes for the blocks.

Amanda Jean said...

it's very nice!!!

Ariane said...

I love it. Very cute!!

Jen said...

I just got it in the mail today and I love it! I can't wait to hang it up next to my sewing desk.