Saturday, 5 September 2009

Doll Quilt Swap 7 (DQS7) Revealed

I was provided with a little info about my secret swap partner for DQS7. But what interested me the most was that she has "a little helper" at home - who loves fairies!!

I picked out my fabrics (the easy part) - but what to do with them?? (the hard part). The deadline was drawing near, and still I hadn't decided on a design until at last my late night blog/Flickr-hopping came to my rescue - and not for the first time!!

I decided upon a Disappearing Nine Patch pattern, and fussy cut the main fabrics. I made the quilt 3 patches wide by 4 long - each patch of the block measured 4" when finished.

I had some scraps left so after sewing them in a long strip, used this down the backing of the quilt, accompanied by strips of 2 butterfly fabrics and the fabric I'd chosen for the binding.

For the quilting I used a mix of straight-line in the ditch and a wavy-line.

Lastly I made a little written label using of all things the Laundry Pen I bought to write DD's name on her school uniform!!

I had 4 blocks left over and what do you need to accompany a doll's quilt? A pillow of course!!

It is now heading west and I hope the little lady it's for loves it.

Please forgive the pictures - I decided to be all arty and photograph it on my washing line - but it was almost a Force 10 in the garden!!


  1. aww that's lovely i'm sure the recipient will be over the moon with it!

  2. Cute quilt!

    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, re weight loss. I will support you too. A friend and I have decided to do the Race For Life next year and to RUN it (scared) so I know I will have had to lose at least 4 stone to do that.

    Good luck

  3. It came in the mail today and we both LOVE it! My daughter was
    giving the fairies kisses as soon as we opened it! I have some pictures
    of her already using it for her babies. I will upload some tomorrow-
    my computer is broken so I will need to bring home my work laptop.
    Thank you!!!