Monday, August 31, 2009

Windmills





Look what I made in one evening, a doll quilt! I love to sew small quilts. They go together quickly and helps you learn what fabrics work together. I wanted to make a quilt that was not so scrappy and busy. Now that the top is finished I think it is too neat, too controlled, not so my style! I think it will look better after it is hand quilted and washed and dried in the dryer. I'm hoping that the handquilting and the dryer will give the antique look I love.

Lucy



22 comments:

Kathie said...

oh Lucy it is wonderful
I agree once you hand quilt this it will have that antiquey feel you love!
love how you added the the strips of brown to the top and bottom
very nice :)
kathie

Sew Create It - Jane said...

I just love what you "throw" together...it is darling!

Ann's blog said...

Lucy it is just lovely, I also admire what you quickly put together! You have a talent that I find charming. Can't wait to see this quilt out of the dryer and hand quilted!

sewprimitive karen said...

Oh, the colors are so darling, I love it!!

PatchworkRose said...

I just love those colours and that green especially.
I agree your little quilt is charming and will take on a new personality when it is quilted :-)
Cheers
Lynne

tracey said...

this is definitely a "lucy" quilt. very lovely and charming...will look fabulous once it's all hand-quilted!

xoxo

tracey

Frog Quilter said...

Cute, cute, cute. Looks antique to me. Your quilts are stunning.

Lappetausa said...

This is very cute! I'm working on a doll quilt, but I can see now that it is too scrappy, too heavy. Thank you for sharing your photos and your thoughts!

dutch quilt cat said...

I love it, fine you are back on the blog
hugs Dutchquiltcat

CarlaH said...

Lucy, Another masterpiece as far as I am concerned. I love the neatness and control - its what I am aiming for - I guess I haven't been quilting long enough to want it any other way.

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

I like it a lot, especially the color choices, and think you will be happy when it is finished and washed once.....But perhaps it is not quite as scrappy as usual, not as "maverick". But it is soothing and happy feeling which is something I always think the old-fashioned quilts were supposed to be, comforters.

I think it is fun to make the little quilts you can hang up together. You can see what you like best in them or don't like so well, without the big investment in a huge quilt. I think you are an artist, lucy.

It is great to have two posts from you so close togetether.

Shari said...

This is so sweet and old-fashioned. I can just picture it in a nursery a hundred years ago! Well done.
Cheers - Shari

Janet said...

Its lovely and will look great quilted and washed. Sometimes it's good to work a little out of the comfort zone.

Marisa said...

Lucy, this is so super cute. I just posted a link to this from my blog. Adorable! (as always)

Terrie Sandelin said...

A really darling quilt! Love the colors,and really like the effect of those brown strips at the top and bottom.

Janet said...

Your windmills are lovely. It will be so beautiful handquilted. You make such beautiful quilts.

AnnaVallance said...

Have just discovered your blog and your doll quilt is absolutely adorable.

Hester said...

Wat een leuk quiltje weer. Met die kleine quiltjes is het inderdaad leuk om eens wat anders uit te proberen met de kleuren, veel succes met quilten.

Alice said...

It's really pretty! And I love the crispness of it.
Alice

astoryoftwosisters said...

Wat een schattig poppenquiltje laat je ons weer zien Lucy! Heel erg mooi gemaakt. Is het goed uit de wasmachine gekomen? Groetjes, Tineke.

Blanket said...

The ease with which you make a creative and beautiful quilt from the let out things is amazing.

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Blanket America said...

The flower template looks very good...and anywhere you hang such a colorful quilt it enhances the decor of the room.

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