After dragging my feet for at least a week, I forced myself to mail this doll quilt to its new owner today. I think it's probably a good sign when you pour enough of yourself into a swap item that you don't want to let it go!
If you're not familiar with the Doll Quilt Swap, all partners are secretly assigned so none of us knows who is sewing for us. I'm anxious for my partner to receive her quilt because I think she'll like it!
When I gave you guys a sneak peek of this project, I was stressing about hiding my starting/stopping threads for the quilting. You all had some AMAZING advice (thank you!) but in the end I decided to not stress about the backstitching showing and just go for it. If you look closely you can probably see it in the picture, but I just decided it wasn't the end of the world.
My design was inspired by this gorgeous quilt on Flickr and I used solids because I know that my partner likes them. I have to say that now I'm kind of hooked on solids too! I used Kona Stone, Kona White, and 14 colors from my Kona Starter Pack.
I'm really happy with the way this quilt turned out. Mr. PinSewPress likes it so much he asked me to make another one for us to keep. When I can work up the motivation, I just might do that! Someone on Flickr mentioned that this would make a great table topper with a vase in the middle, and I completely agree! I think we just might "need" one of these for our kitchen table.
Here's hoping my package makes it to it's secret location safe and sound. It's always a little nerve-wracking when your hard work is in-transit!
Next up . . . I finally finished the "man quilt!" Pictures and a blog post coming soon!