Monday, April 2, 2012

Doll Quilt Swap 12

Out the Door

Another mini ready to go.  My partner said she liked color, so I went for color!

She also said she liked traditional blocks in a modern (off the grid) style.  Okay.  I tried. 


I did.  I made up the little blocks and I kept playing with them trying to come up with an off the grid, non-traditional layout that looked good. 

Head smack into personal limitations.  I couldn’t do it.  Every layout I played with looked like 1) I was too lazy to make all the blocks and fill out the quilt, 2) the dog ate half the blocks and I was racing the deadline, or 3) a deranged design-challenged quilter had run amok in my sewing room.

I speak as someone who really admires the modern style that other quilters manage.

Sad, really, but there it is.  My thinking outside the box skills clearly need some work.  Meanwhile, I went for simplicity and hoped that would be “modern enough.” 

In any case, I really like how it came out.  I just hope my partner does!

I took some process photos.  Like bunches of little squares.

Laid out into blocks.

And the foundation started.

At which point I got caught up in the process and forgot to take any more pictures.  But here’s a close-up of the finished quilt.

I love the colors on this quilt set against the black and white binding fabric.

And lastly, a pincushion for part of the extras.

Now, back to my regularly scheduled programming.  (Grading, grading, grading . . . )


  1. It's beautiful! Your partner is going to love it.

  2. Pretty much the same process problem here. My best quilting mate and I really have a problem with "randon" and wonky. A curse when you want to get outside that. :)

  3. Your little swap quilt is wonderful, so bright and cheerful.I'm glad you had some time to sew recently.

  4. Well, I think it is just beautiful. Sometimes simple is best!

  5. I think your quilt is wonderful and the quilting really brings out the pattern.

  6. You ROCK!!! Thank your so much I ADORE it!!! It's going up in my sewing room!

  7. I know this is going to sound like a ridiculous question but since reading these quilt blogs I am curious about "doll quilts" and "mini quilts". What does one do with them?

  8. Its beautiful...just the right mix of traditional and modern. I would love to know the dimensions. I enjoy your blog - you have a great sense of humor:)