What can be better than sewing and surprises? I was able to get in on my first blogy type swap - Doll Quilt Swap 4 - and I feel like a kid again. Remember when you would write to your pen pal in elementary school? It was such a great feeling...the excitement, the suspense. I'm feeling pretty excited at the moment. I whipped my part of the trade together this weekend.
This was my first attempt at a Cathedral Window quilt. There was a demonstration over at the local quilt show, so I thought I would try it out before it feel out of my brain - and what better way to try something new than on a small scale doll quilt. It's actually a lot easier than it looks.
The background fabric was a thrifted vintage pillow case - I think I remember the pattern growing up, does that make me vintage? Anywho, the center pieces are scraps from a grab bag at a local quilt shop. You know when you pay something like $2 a bag and stuff as many scraps as you can in the bag, then you get home and think what am I ever going to do with all of those little pieces.
Now the only question left is to bind or not to bind. You don't have to bind a Cathedral Window quilt because the edges are finished, but I'm having a hard time having a quilt that doesn't have a binding. It just seems wrong some how.
There is a button over in the column on the right for the Doll Quilt Swap if you want to check out what everyone else is coming up with.