Hi again! Continuing our fun show and tell week, here I am showing off the little quilts from Lori's 4th annual doll quilt exchange. I've participated every year and have four glorious little quits to show for it.
This is the quilt I received this year. From Denise Davis to me. Isn't it stunning! I love it.
Denise must have a fabulous fabric stash, notice her selection of fabrics here. Not one, not two ,but three or more yellows, many greens and so on. I also like that she juxtaposed the almost confetti-like colored prints with a single softly textured cream print. The quilt sparkles, it glows.
The meandering quilting is a great idea for a Log Cabin quilt, I've never seen that before.
Beautiful backing, handmade label, perfect binding. Thank you Denise, I'll cherish this beauty.
Here is the quilt I made for my partner, Kevin H.
He took super nice photos so I ''borrowed'' his pix, hope it's okay.
Last fall I made two [3?] quilts as possibles for this exchange but when swap time came I wanted to design a special quilt for Kevin. I chose my 12 most favorite repro prints, looking for saturated colors and used some hoarded deep turquoise repro fabrics as the sashiug and borders.
I used an antique linen homespun for the backing. Corner label, not sure I love this method. It had chickens on the label because Kevin is raising his own chickens!
The Flying Geese fast-sew method makes four similar or identical geese at a time, so, to be sure Keven's Geese had enough variety, I made a bunch of extras.
This left me with a stack of unused Geese, so I sewed them up into two more even tinier quilts.
This littlest one was a gift for Lori for doing the swap. No, she doesn't ask for gifts or anything else, but I wanted her to have a token of appreciation, so I chose this one for her.
The backing is an antique orphan block, Pink Bow Ties. I knew she'd love that. [I often use solo antique blocks for doll quilt backs, a way to enjoy them and preserve them. ]
This is the third little quilt: so here's my idea for something fun! I will share it some lucky person in a giveaway.
|pls disregard the blue batik behind the little quilt|
I hope someone wants to try!? For my non-quilter friends, feel free to enter too---you might have a child or friend with a doll who'd love a quilt; tiny quilts make cute table toppers and candle mats.
You may note the slightly crumpled appearance of the last two quilts. I always wash my quilts for that rumpled vintage look unless I know, like with Kevin's Geese, it will need a more pristine appearance to be pleasing.
Anyway, be sure to add your name to the giveaway. The drawing for the prize will be June 1 when the linky party on Lori's blog closes.
Lori's blog Humble Quilts Be sure to visit and see all the many adorable little quilts. So much talent !
Kevin's blog: Kevin the Quilter
gone to the beach....