That's right folks! I've finished and mailed my doll quilt for doll quilt swap 5. In record time (for me).
25" x 15"
machine pieced and quilted
I finished early for three reasons. Since the "doll quilt" is intended to be a "fall wallhanging", I thought I should get it mailed ASAP so my partner can enjoy it in the fall season. Secondly, I need to get started on my Christmas presents and birthday presents. And lastly, I'm going out of town next week for the whole week.
So....this quilt was a bit of a challenge to me. My partner and I have different quilting styles. Perfect points and corners versus my wonkiness. I was going to try to do something a little more traditional, but felt that I need to stay true to my wonky quilting self atleast a little bit. And as for fabric and colors, my partner and I are different too. So that is were the fall wallhanging idea came from. And with a little encouragement from my SewConnected group (thanks guys!) about my idea, I was off and running.
The letters for the word thankful were done using Tonya's letter tutorial as a starting point. The trees were inspired by this tree by Tanaya. And the colors were inspired by these wonderful photos - here and here and here.
I tried to keep the wonky to a minimum and my colors toned down a bit. The colors are still a tad bright, but I tried. I thought giving it a "wooden frame" might help calm it down a little.
It is on it's way to a great quilter, and it was a pleasure to make (if not a challenge!).
And I'm thankful it's done!
PS - this post is linkilicious isn't it?!