Sunday, April 12, 2009

DQS6 Done!

I finished my quiltie for the Doll Quilt Swap 6. Yippee! And I made myself a twin!

Doll Quilt Swap 6 Twins

I really like these ones. I hope my person likes the brightness of them. I think I might bring mine to work to brighten up my cubicle!

I used a block from the Everyday Best quilt in Piece O' Cake Designs' Quilts with a Spin. It's a beautiful book. The cover photos on Amazon don't do it justice at all.

DQS6 Detail

I decided to machine quilt with rainbow thread as well as hand quilt with a light yellow and a coral embroidery floss . I use three strands of DMC floss for the quilting. I really want to try the #8 DMC perle cotton but the needlework shop in Ottawa closed a few weeks ago. Very sad. I will have to find a source online.

DQS6 Label

And a peek a the label. Haha bet you thought it would have the recipient's name on it eh? Nope I did put their name on my label, so years from now I'll remember who I made it for. If there is any interest, I was thinking of doing a tutorial on how I do my labels. Let me know if this is something you'd like to see.

I hope everyone else is having fun working on their quilt!

17 comments:

Natasha said...

Love it, love it, love it!!!!!!

Great choice of quilting in the end. Both the hand and machine quilting. You have one lucky partner.

Great job you made two because now you can send me one!!!!!

Barbie said...

So beautiful! I love your bright colours, the quilting and the circles. Can't wait to see who get it! I'd love a tutorial on your labels...

Helen said...

Ohhhh Sarah!!!! I want one of these sooooo bad! For our swap, just make me another, I'll be in heaven! They are just lovely, lovely, lovely!

Betweens said...

of course would love to see what you do for labels.. they are so creative and I need to get some new ideas for mini auction I making mini's for..
those look fantastic!!

Bunny said...

These little quilts turned out beautiful.

Kim Bates said...

Love the quilts and would love to have a tut on the label- great idea!

Sarah said...

I'm so glad that everyone loves them so much! and that the person who's getting it does too..

i'll start working on a label tutorial.

libbyquilter said...

oh wonderful~!~i would so like to see how you do your labels.

these swap twins are amazing and i love that you did both hand and machine quilting on them~!!~

:)
libbyQ

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

fun, happy, bright. love 'em. try www.craftconn.com - they have a fabulous selection of perle (pearl) cotton in a wide range of colors. I've had great luck with them.

Jackie said...

Love it! Your partner is very lucky! I'd love to see how you do your labels!

Beth said...

I love yoyur quilt, so bright and fun! I would love to see how you did your label!

LauraJ said...

so very pretty!! glad you got your sewing mojo back! now hand it over!

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

These doll quilts are divine! I know how much effort has gone into these! I made 9 of these blocks! Love the quilting on your blocks too! Beautiful work!

Rita
Red Pepper Quilts

Sarah said...

thanks! i loved making them. there may be a whole quilt in my future. I love yours!

shellysquilts said...

Beautiful work! You rock! Well done!

Jean said...

This is wonderful - the colors, the movement in the quilt...

SuzyQSparkles said...

Really like the double quilting (machine and hand). LOVE the colors too... even more than the "original" I've seen from Piece O'Cake!