Friday, May 11, 2012

DS Doll Quilt Swap 2 shipping off!

This is "DS in Blues" a doll quilt I made for this Flickr swap.
We were stipulated to use the DS Quilts line by Denyse Schmidt for Joann Fabrics. We could also use a solid, both my partner and I like white, and I had Kona Snow handy.
I also snuck in a bit of the 2nd edition Flea Market Fancy (the inner border and binding. They just played well together.

DS in Blues
It measures 18" by 18"

I made my favorite HSTs and arranged them to have a diamond with a lot of white ground to fmq.
The inside of the diamond is a nice, tight stipple, while the white outer triangles are a swirl with a leaf. This required some backtracking, but it was so fun. This is also a quilt where I layered polyester batting over cotton batting for more weight and loft. I really love how this worked out. Altogether a great experience for me!

Mini for my partner in DSQuilts Doll Quilt Swap 2


This view and lighting allows you to see the Baptist Fans I fmq-ed in the border.
This quilt shipped today. I included some DS and random charms. Just for funsnies.

I have another mini, for the Modern She Made Swap. It will ship in 2 weeks. Then my final mini (for the near future!) will be given at our TMQG June meeting. These little quilts are a great way of trying new patterns, techniques and fabrics, without letting size overwhelm. 

4 comments:

Cherie said...

That looks great! Loving the blues! You know you want to send it my way ;D

I'm thinking of hosting a swap. Let me know if you're interested

http://ibescheraldine.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/sigh-of-relief-and-idea.html

Debbie said...

Just darling! I love some of your fine details - the different quilting stitches, the dots(!), and pieced binding. I'd love to see this in person & feel the effect of the dual-batt. Nicely done! And the back??

Colleen said...

Ok totally yummy!

Theodora quilts said...

Hello Kheli and thank you for stopping by to see my shopping spree while in the U.S. I had a great time visiting quilt shops which is a luxury for me, you are so lucky to get to travel for your job I am envious, I have been thinking of producing and designing my own fabrics I have found a company that prepares the cylinders with the design and also a textile printers ,what can you advised me on a program since this is your field ,let me know when you have time .and now for your doll quilt it is so cute I love your quilting on the white it makes the pattern pop I wish I will be able to quilt nicely when my table arrives and order the sewing machine it will be a mid arm a janome 1600 I will order it from the U.K. sometime soon I will have photos so you will see it. take care theodora