Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Four Seasons Doll Quilt Swap Finished


Today I finished (last minute, as usual) my little quilt for the Four Seasons Summer doll quilt swap. I was inspired by the lollipop flower quilts that Hedgehog made recently, as well as Jan Mullen's book Free & Easy Circles.

This quilt was a good learning experience for me, it is the first time I started a hand applique project and actually finished it. I do think that I have managed to get over my applique paranoia! I realize now that as long as I am not doing that fussy fiddly precision applique (like the teachers in the classes I took were always teaching), I will probably be mostly okay appliqueing. I guess if I intend to do wonky, then my oopsies won't be so bad! LOL. On top of that, I decided to do some echo quilting, which I have rarely done. I also did that flappy thing between the quilt and the border because it needed that extra yellow zing, and I didn't dare make it any bigger. Again, I was happy with the outcome of that. The quilt is about 18X20".

My quilt is ready to be mailed to its new home this afternoon. I hope that my swap partner likes this cute little quilt as much as I do.

6 comments:

Catherine said...

I think it's fabulous! It is SO cheerful and bright -- and definitely says summer! I hope it's coming to my home! :-)

jovaliquilts said...

So cute! A very fun quilt. :)
Thanks for mentioning Jan Mullen's book; I have one of hers but didn't know about this one.

Sweet P said...

What a great job on the quilt! The recipient is going to love it!

cher said...

you really nailed the cheerful and summery feel- nice job!

Leah said...

Thanks so much - I sure do love this quilt and am so happy it same to my home!

Rose Marie said...

Wow .... it's gorgeous and what a fantasic job you did with the applique!