Tuesday, August 31, 2010

DQS9 - Finished and in the mail!

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!

Happy sewing,


  1. Love it! You definitely need to make one for yourself.

  2. I really liked this too...it's a great quilt :)

    I have that starter pack... it has come in handy so many times!

  3. Wowie Zowie! I love it! Super gorgeous!

  4. You finished the man quilt? Yippee! I can't wait to see it! You did a wonderful job on your DQS and I think that the recipient will be thrilled. I think it was good that you varied where you started and stopped your stitching when quilting so that all the backstitching didn't line up. That helps a lot.

  5. yay, glad you finished the man quilt. Love this one though, the colors are so vivid. Makes me want to buy more solids!

  6. Very nice! I like the design, and would like to use it (with your permission!) for a lap size quilt!! Also, while the inspiration quilt is pretty, I like your choice of quilting better - it doesn't distract from the design! Great work!!

  7. Just beautiful! I love how the colors "pop", and your quilting is very nicely done. I've got to get that Kona starter pack.

  8. Looks great Mary!
    You will definitely have to add another one to your "To Do" list!
    I can't wait to see the Man Quilt!!!!

  9. It's stunning. I'm not much for working in solids but this one really draws me to it. I think it would be fun to do one with black and brights. Hmmm.... maybe!

  10. I love this! It would look great as a full size quilt too. I'm sure your swap partner is going to love it!

    (thank you for telling me about the circle quilt tutorial; it has my wheels turning. so exciting!)

  11. It turned out so great! And I think it would make a lovely table topper!


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