Wow, life has become so busy this fall! My packages started arriving last week with my Christmas fabric - eek! I should have taken a picture of all the loot, but I was so excited to start, I just dove right in. My niece in Japan had a birthday this month, and so I used some of the fabric (which is actually destined as a Christmas project, but I had extra) to make a little Doll Quilt to go with her Groovy Girl.
I've been waiting to use some Sherbet Pips and I was not disappointed. I love the cute little quilt and used some metallic thread. This quilt is very similar to what I will do with the rest of the fabric - placemats. I think I will even quilt them the same way (or similar).
I also tried something new with this doll quilt - machine sewing on the binding. I didn't read any tutorials beforehand, although I have in the past. I could definitely perfect my technique, but it wasn't a complete disaster. For now, I think though, I will be sticking with hand sewing on my binding.
Here are the completed picture of my doll quilt that I did for a swap.
All 31 prints of Picnic and Fairgrounds were used. I love the pinwheels, but the rainbow border is my favorite.
As per my partner's request, I added loops to the back for hanging. Not quite as easy as I thought it would be.
The quilting on the back looked awesome! I cheated a little and used a print backing (I was supposed to use solid), but there was nothing that matched at the quilting store and this looks fabulous. It was a choice between rules and looks. This quilt, plus my niece's package and Quilt 27 - Pretty in Pink, are all off in the mail this weekend. It was not a cheap day at the post office...