Friday, July 2, 2010
I think I'm done.
What do you think? I hope my partner likes it. I'm a little intimidated by this "big" doll quilt swap. That's probably why I'm done six weeks early. It does need a name and label though. I think I can get that done by the mailing deadline.
Here I was auditioning binding. Somewhere along the line I acquired these strips of striped fabric. I had to cut them down, but they matched pretty well. Would have been a cool border, huh? Too bad it was already quilted.
The quilt measures approximately 17" x 15". I tried to get it to finish a little wonkier on the left edge. You can see it more in person. Photographs usually skew square quilts so it makes sense it would make my wonky quilt look square.
The house and birdhouse blocks were made a while ago. I hoarded them with my other house blocks but it was time to share. Same with the Malaysian batiks. I haven't been able to chop into those until now. The Kaffe Fassett floral top inner border was in my scrap bucket from making the Phoebe purse. That print is one of my all-time favorites. I kept the quilting simple as my ability to do anything fancy is severely limited. I really like how everything turned out and I think it represents my style if I have a style!
If you have any name ideas, let me know. I hope everyone has a wonderful Independence Day celebration. I need to get cooking! My daughter is begging for this stuff. You'd think she was raised in the casserole era or something. At least I bought whole wheat tortilla chips. Have fun!