Thursday, 12 April 2012

Do you think I could get away with keeping it?

I've finished my doll quilt for the DS Quilts swap, and I love it so much I don't want to let it go. It is pretty heavily hand quilted (along the edge of all 160 fan blades, plus a fair bit of echo quilting) so it has come out of the wash looking beautifully textured. It used literally every tiny scrap that I had of these precious fabrics, and finished a tiny bit bigger than it should have (20 inches square, rather than 18). I hope I don't get reported to the quilt swap police.
The pattern is from this book by Sarah Fielke, adapted slightly so there was more empty space around each fan. That is how it looked in the picture, but I think there was a mistake in the pattern because it originally came out with them much closer together. As I discovered after I had appliqued three blocks. Luckily I hadn't done all 16.
I hope that my partner loves it too. It looks pretty good on my living room wall - I might have to make another one for me, if I can face the idea of all that applique again!

16 comments:

  1. its beautiful! Your swapie will love it!

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  2. If I'm your partner .... WOWWWWWWWWW .... In my sewing room will be perfect ^__^
    I reallyyyyyyyyyyyyy love it!!!!

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    1. :-D
      My lips are sealed!
      (I HATE secrets!!!!)

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  3. Err Wow! I don't think you'll get away with keeping it, but you could send it to me for safe keeping ;-)

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  4. Charlotte it is beautiful - I hope your partner appreciates it!

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  5. That is so gorgeous! I've been looking at Sarah's book the last couple of days and that one is one I'd like to do - especially now I've seen your version.

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  6. Very cool, sure your partner will love it!

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  7. I won't tell..... I'm sure you already know by now the price of my discretion..... Shall I expect an Anna Maria Horner beauty any time soon????? :-)

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  8. It's absolutely stunning - just keep your fingers crossed that it gets lost in the post and returned to sender :)

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous, I think you should send it to me!

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  10. Wow - this is just fabulous!! You did an awesome job! This would look sweet in my sewing room!!

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  11. ha ha to the above....i had thought of this.....love ya and leave ya!! great job

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  12. This is such a gorgeous quilt Charlotte - the handstitching really looks lovely!

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  13. Change of plans... I'm now your partner! What you say, you don't know me? Oh don't let that worry you - I'll send you my info, no trouble at all...

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thanks for making my day!