Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Finito! Doll Quilt Swap 4 (DQS4)

I have finally finished and posted off my first doll quilt made for a swap. Not my first quilt, mind you, as I've tackled much larger things in the past and have a couple underway as we speak (does that term apply when you are blogging?).

Here..... (**insert fanfare of medieval trumpets**) is the quilt destined for my swap recipient in Canberra. That's all I can say until the recipient receives her parcel and falls over in hysterics at my wonky quilting!!

I had a great time making this. Researching the pattern, being persuaded (thanks Robyn!) that I didn't have to make the most complicated quilt in the universe nor had the time to do one, selecting fabrics from my overflowing fabric stash. Hand sewing binding on a quilt for the first time. Using my walking foot on my sewing machine for the first time. Using fleece fabric instead of 'proper' quilt batting - waste not, want not. I truly enjoyed being thrifty whilst making this quilt and can proudly say I did not purchase anything for it, just used what I had.

So here's where I hold my breath and wait. Hopefully she'll like it.


Ravenhill said...

what a gorgeous doll quilt!!! I adore the colors you have used and have NEVER attempted anything close to such a complicated pattern as that!
~Emily in Norway

miss c said...

May I say how fabulous your website silly gilly shop is looking miss gilly? You've out done yourself!!!!

Go girl...

Mands said...

Gillian - I am so honoured to be the recipient of this gorgeous little quilt. I have just returned from a business trip and this was waiting for me at home. Your note actually had me sobbing - I am so lucky to have someone that has taken so much time to get to 'know' me and send something so special (as well as some special extras for my girls). Thanks so much Gilly! (I will blog this when I take some photos, but just wanted to let you know that it has arrived safely and is very much loved.) Love Amanda xx