Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Doll Quilt Swap sent...........

Finally I can share one of my secrets..................
Christine very kindly hosted a Doll Quilt swap...
........this is round 1........
I had Maree Farmyard Crafts as my partner...................
It measures 12.5x16inchs finished........
.........I used Beach House as I know Maree has a quilt for her room in Beach House
I had a go at hand quilting...............never done it before - it's ok but I think I seriously need some lessons in hand quilting...............
only a simple 9patch but since it is my first doll quilt I wanted to keep it simple and be able to finish it............interesting trying to work out the setting triangles............anyone know how to work them out easy...............i found a site and it was all a bit too big even thought I followed the directions they gave for floating the blocks...........
Thanks Christine..............looking forward to round 2............
Catch you later..............
Chookyblue

27 comments:

  1. Nicely done!! Those little blocks must be tiny.... looks very fiddly..
    Hugz

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  2. Very Pretty quilt!
    Can you believe my hubby taught me the hand quilting basics! He was working for a lady that was quite experienced in hand quilting and she passed on the basics to him to give to me! Lol!
    Lisa

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  3. Adorable! The green colors are lovely. Great job!

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  4. Very Nice! Gorgeous fabrics and what a great choice if Maree already has some!

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  5. Very pritty love the colors of the fabric.

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  6. It is beautiful, well done on the hand quilting, happy for you to come and I teach you to hand quilt,big grin

    cheers
    Christine

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  7. Cute quilt and I love the fabric. Good for you hand quilting it. Setting triangles scare me.

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  8. Love the Fabrics it is soo Pretty...Your Hand Stitching looks Great...
    cheers

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  9. Chooky it is beautiful i love the colours you chose,well done

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  10. For a first attempt at hand-quilting you did a really good job. It's such a pretty little quilt that I'm sure your partner will love xx

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  11. It is so pretty, your handquilting looks great from here! No wonder Maree is thrilled with it.

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  12. Well done Chooky! I love the colors you chose.......anyone would be proud to have this little quilt....I know I would....

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  13. looks lovely I only know how to hand quilt so I'm trying my hand at using the machine with my Tis the Season one :):)

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  14. so very pretty...as usual!

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  15. There is a book by Harriet Hargrave
    called "The Art of Classic Quiltmaking" it is a treasure trove of every way to work out anything in quilting.
    Barb

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  16. Hello Donna,

    Pretty fabrics you have used. Hand quilting just takes practice. The pieces must have been very tiny.
    Happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

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  17. It's so pretty. Lovely work Chooky.

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  18. Maree must be thrilled with the finished result, Donna! Looks wonderful!

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  19. Yep I reckon ot's all been said, love the colours, handstitching and congrats on a small work.

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  20. I do love it! Thank you so much for the awesome doll quilt... it'll be treasured... dh might be a little cold though... i told him this was my unfinished quilt and it shrank! ;)

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  21. it's so pretty, I saw the finished quilt on Maree's blog showed up slightly different color, gorgeous just the same

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  22. I've already told Maree how jealous I am of this quilt! Beautiful! Can't wait to see what she has made you.

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  23. It looks very lovel. It must be difficult to make such a little quilt.

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  24. SO pretty, Chooky! Great job; Maree's a lucky girl.

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  25. Gorgeous doll quilt you made Maree, and it will go beautifully with her other quilt. The hand quilting looks fine to me, don't stress too much!

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