Wednesday, May 23, 2007

The Winner(s) and a Doll Quilt

The winner(s) from yesterday's vintage doll dress giveaway: Sara ! AND Heidi ! With only two real entries, how could I pick only one? I will send both of you a set of doll dresses. Please email me with your addresses. (Sara, I know you're in the process of moving, so tell me where to send yours.)

And here is the doll quilt I just finished. I use the term "doll quilt" loosely here, as it was really only two panels of fabric, batting and binding. There was no patchworking or piecing involved. Maybe I shouldn't use the term "quilt," as to not offend real quilts.

The fabric is from this thrifted sheet. I used some vintage fabric for the binding.



This was my first ever attempt at quilting. It's not very pretty. There was some puckering along the way. (See the line across the back? And at the binding? And ...) And a lot of blind-stitch confusion. (If it's supposed to be "blind," why is it so visible??? Am I doing it wrong? I know not.)

Spenser was happy to see the finished product this morning. She has been trying to put her beloved baby in it for the past couple of days, pins and all.

13 comments:

Karyn said...

Your quilt looks GREAT!!! Is there anything you can't do?????

Sarah and Jack said...

Do you have a walking foot? I only just got mine, but supposedly they are designed to help elminate that puckering issue.

Lora said...

Doesn't look like the puckering is bothering that Happy child at all!! So apparently a job well done! :)

Katie Jean said...

She is so cute! I think the quilt looks wonderful!

linda said...

You did it! My first quilts puckered some, too. You'll get the hange of it the more you do it. Did you use a walking foot? My blind stitch is NOT BLIND. I give up, I don't think I can make it blind. I'll just call it "Linda's visible stitch" thank you very much.

beki said...

As long as Spenser is happy with it, does anything else matter? It looks great, BTW!!

capello said...

pucking is part of the charm of quilts!

Sonja said...

Your quilt looks really nice! So it puckers... you have to start somewhere! And Spenser obviously loves it - good job! :)

amandajean said...

your doll quilt looks great! and how sweet that your daughter is excited to use it...that is the best part.

Cici said...

Spenser is obviously VERY distraught at the puckering! For shame! I love the way you p;aced the flower onto the quilt - very clever.

Heidijayhawk said...

a winner? me? really??? i can't wait! i'm glad i'm not thje only one out there struggling with the quilting thing. i know i will get it!

Mirre said...

Your daughter looks so happy with it... that's worth it all :))

Felicia said...

Her baby looks stylin' and warm in that pretty thing :)