Doll Quilt

I finished the little quilt from the Sew Mama! sew-along. This was not something I needed to do, but since I already had some cute 3 1/2″ squares cut, I couldn’t resist.
I used scraps and pieces from good old Sandy Klop’s American Jane collection – mostly the line Look and Learn (much of which I got back in December for super clearance) or scraps from previous quilts.

Here is the back.
I am such a chicken about quilting with my own machine – hence the grid instead of stippling. I can stipple on a Gammel, but I am not good at it. I need to get up the guts to just try it at home. But I’ll use some old, junky practice stuff to do it first.
I had the hardest time getting a decent picture. Part of the problem is the border gets lost – it’s too light with not enough contrast. So maybe I’ll try another version with a darker border or a dark stop border in between.

And in other exciting news, the Vita-Mix demo-guy was at Costco today. (Affectionately known as “the smoothie man” by my kids.) I love that guy. And one day I WILL buy one of his wares.

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    Amy @ Park City Girl
    February 18, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    Cute doll quilt! Love those fabrics 🙂

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    Lisa @ Life with 4!
    February 18, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    what’s interesting is that the whole time i was looking at the pictures, i was thinking that i really like the border. it’s subtle but up close has enough personality to carry it’s own weight. And i enjoy seeing a different quilting design then stippling. to me a quilt is made up of a few things: <BR/>1. the fabric<BR/>2. the design<BR/>and 3. the quilting<BR/>Of course, i’m no expert. but

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    February 23, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    I like the border, too. I have begun to enjoy the effect of a lighter border somewhat blending into the lightness of the blocks and that makes the blocks or squares look like they are floating on the border. Very pretty, and inspiring.

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