Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Doll Doll Quilt

Today I received a friendly reminder that the deadline for Doll Quilt Swap 5 was approaching. I couldn't believe it so I checked the calendar and yes, December 1st is just around the corner.

One of my favorite parts of the whole Doll Quilt Swap is getting to know my partner a little by reading their blog. This time around, I had gotten the feeling that my partner likes dolls. What a great idea...a doll on a doll quilt...and the skirt could be a quilt. I grabbed a bunch of scraps and sewed together a crazy quilt, which became the skirt.
I wanted the look of a porcelain doll, but my original idea was somewhat of a baby face with a scarf on her head. That didn't seem to work for the more mature look of the body. In the end I came up with this.

After quilting her cheeks, it looked a little wonky and out of place so I ended up adding a little color to them. I think they turned out cute in an odd sort of way. The stitching on the hair turned out exactly the way that I had imagined it - don't you love it when that happens?

I love everything about her...the face, hair, skirt, colors, even the machine stitching. So I kept her. She's hanging out in the family room right now. I did feel a little guilty, but it passed. Not to worry, I just finished quilting her sister today. quilt for me, one quilt for my swap partner. I'm liking this trend.


  1. April

    That quilt is so adorable. You are so talented. That would have taken me a year to make.

  2. Holy freaking cow, this is SPECTACULAR!!!!! You did such an amazing job, I love this!