Monday, September 07, 2009

What’s left to do is wash...

This weekend I finished my doll quilt. Everytime when I quilt a top to me it starts coming alive! Especially when a quilt isn't very scrappy like this one or an Amish quilt.



For quilting I used a flower template I had in my closet. I like using templates for my quilting. They are easy to use. I love the way the darker binding gives the quilt a bolder look. It was a good choice for my quilt.




Now I need to wash the quilt to get that feel and look of an old well loved doll quilt.

Lucy

45 comments:

Ethne said...

Delightful as always - yesterday whilst making a birthday block I came across a 'huge' stack of triangles - the wee points left over from doing the flying geese border to the Round Robin quilt - so I should maybe get around to using them for a doll's quilt

corry said...

It's very pretty Lucy. I love that old worn feeling too!

countrycosy said...

As usual, Lucy, your quilt is beautiful. Proficiaat !

vivi said...

i love it!!!!

Béa said...

Adorable as always !Love your work. kiss from France

Annette said...

Such a beautiful little quilt.

handmade said...

Hi Lucy, nice colours and great look !!! You're quilt is lovely which diameters is this one ??

Karen said...

Every time I see on a blog that someone has made a doll quilt, I tell myself to get busy and make one. Do I ever do it? Just too many other projects going. Yours turned out very good and I like it displayed on the cabinet. I like the cabinet, too!

Marit said...

Such a pretty quilt! And I love the way you present it. It looks old, and that is a complement to your use of colors. Thank you for sharing, and I want to make one, too....

sewprimitive karen said...

What a wonderful little quilt. The colors are irresistible.

Rebecca P said...

Such a sweet little quilt, love the colors.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Sweet!!

Janet said...

It looks lovely, that's quite a bit of quilting on this one so it should look great when it's washed.

Janet said...

Your doll quilt is so lovely! I admire the last picture in your post - you photograph and display your quilts like an artist.

julieQ said...

Gorgeous, Lucy! It turned out so very well.

crazypatch dreamer said...

Lucy - such a charming little quilt! Your quilts are so simple, yet so beautiful, just like the authentic antiques. Louise

Bonnie K Hunter said...

It turned out very sweet :c)

Bonnie

Lori said...

I love doll quilts, Lucy, and yours is just fantastic!

Stina said...

Love your new little dollquilt.. looks fantastic hanging on the side of the cupboard!!!!

Bizarre Quilter said...

I love, love , love this itsy quilt!

Josef said...

So sweet. I love the flower quilting.
I'm in Germany just now and don't check the internet as often as at home...........

This is Kristi from Ohio but I won#t change my brother-in-law's identity here.

Kieny The Dutchlady said...

Although you had some reservations about this quilt in your previous post, I think it turned out really nice. I love it!

Judy said...

Nice to hear from you again Lucy! Just a wonderful small quilt! Lovely quilting too!

Gran said...

Very well done! I am hoping that you are feeling better. Enjoy September!

Suzie said...

It is lovely, Lucy! Your hanquilting is exquisite!

CarlaHR said...

Hi Lucy, lovely work as always. I can't tell for sure from the picture but did you quilt in the ditch in the windmill blocks and flowers in the plain? I'd love to know because I am just finishing a top using windmill/pinwheel and plain blocks and am wondering how I am going to quilt.

Shasta said...

It is beautiful Lucy - love all your little quilts.

Quilt Hollow said...

Lucy...your little quilts are simply darling. I always say that too...the quilting makes it come to life! Fantastic job girl!

andsewitis Holly said...

Very lovely quilt, Lucy. I love the flower quilting.

Sachiko said...

Oh, my... I love the color combinations on this quilt. You have such an eye for colors!

Irishgirlsews said...

A beautiful quilt, your pictures are super also. Thanks for sharing.
Wendy

Carole said...

This is very charming. It is beautifully framed with the darker colour, and it makes me want to start a new little quilt... unfortunately now is NOT the right time !! Keep up the nice work.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Absolutely adorable!

Kathleen Tracy said...

Lucy, just lovely. I agree, hand quilting a small quilt really makes it come alive!

Magia da Inês said...

Olá amiga!
Passei para rever seu cantinho e as novidades.
Gosto muito do seu trabalho.
É muito criativo, lindo e alegre!...
Espero você em:
magiadaines.blogspot.com
Um ótimo dia!
Beijinhos carinhosos.
Itabira - Brasil

Connie W said...

All your quilts are so sweet and have "that" look of old and cozy to them which I love. I have a question about piecing small quilts such as these, do you sew them by the paper piecing method? I have seen some very small blocks that I think are so pretty but they use really small pieces. A friend suggested the paper piecing method. I thought perhaps when I visit a quilt shop that carries a lot of those tiny patterns I might try one and see if I like it. I too love the look that one has after it has been washed and dried.

La Tea Dah said...

Your doll quilt is very, very beautiful.

Tingelingeling said...

I love your charming doll quilt!!

Julia said...

Beautiful!
Julia ♥

YankeeQuilter said...

Just enough quilting! Very nice....

Susana de Argentina said...

Dear Lucy, I like your quilts, these are precious! we have a dog, like to yours! kisses from Argentina!

VeeV said...

hello,

where are you??? i keep looking for you on you blog.....

hope all is well with you and yours...

xo
eva

Notjustnat said...

What a cute little quilt. I like the strong green and paler pink. They go together so well. I love it - Hugs Nat

Lisa said...

Love, love, love the colors! Such a sweet little quilt.

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

Lucy, i am totally SMITTEN with your darling little quilt! the design, the colours, the quilting..PERFECT!! cheers, Marian