My little quilt top for the Down Under Doll Quilt Swap is finished. It is a challenge to make a quilt for someone you don't know and hope they will like it. This has perhaps ended up a little vintage looking, I do hope that is ok?!
I have long adored the vivacious Lynne from Lily's Quilts quilt block that she calls Big Little George, so I decided to make up two of these gorgeous star blocks to put onto this lovely linen background. (Lynne has a fabulous tute for her block here). I made these blocks up using the freezer paper foundation piecing method, then I needle turn appliqued them onto the linen. I chose to leave the centre showing the beautiful linen, rather than appliquéing a different fabric there.
Then I added on a few stars that I drew up and then needle turned them all onto the linen. Again I kept the selvedge in, I love the look and feel of that selvedge and it adds a great detail.
The fabulous thing about a doll quilt (or mini quilt, they are not actually for dolls!!), is that the smaller size (this is around 24 inches) makes them pretty quick to sew up.
Now to quilt it! Maybe by hand? If you want to see more of these doll quilts, check out the flickr group here. There is such inspirational work there.
Also, have you heard...Emma from Treehouse Textiles is having an open day tomorrow from 9:30am - 3pm (more details here). If you have never been there before this is a fabulous opportunity to come and check it out. If you are a regular, pop in and see what is new. There will be gorgeous tea and coffee and a treat as well as items on sale. I will be there all day so come and say Hi. xo