Tuesday, March 9, 2010

My First Quilt(ette)

Here is my first "EVER" quilt. It is a doll quilt with doll. The quilt was supposed to be a baby quilt but I ran out of brown and pink fabric and it ended up being a doll quilt. It measured about 20" x 20", great for a doll quilt. This was for my neice, Christina, for her second little girl. I had so much fun making this. I worked every night for a week before the shower to make this and had the time of my life. These pictures are after I had gifted them. I didn't have time to take pictures before I wrapped them. I was still wrapping it while driving over to their house.

The doll is the Black Apple Doll and it was so easy.... and can I say its the cutest thing I have ever made. She matches the quilt. I made her with some muslin and left over fabric from the quilt. I love her embroidered face. She has a little smirk.

The binding was premade quilt binding and it was so easy. My mitered corners worked out the first time and I was so STOKED. I wish I had taken pictures during the process (I didn't because I was afraid it would be a disaster). I was dancing around the living room and my husband thought I had lost my mind and had no idea what I was talking about.

Here is the back. The pink fabric I had was too small so I used leftovers of the front to make a stripe in the middle and used some brown on the sides. I noticed in the bright sunlight that the brown binding didn't quite match, but in the house it looked fine. I machine quilted this with a diagonal. I was going to make a diamond, but after I did the quilting one way, I thought doing it the other way would be too much. After washing, the quilt was perfect and had that wonderful puckery (is that word?) quilted goodness.

Mama loved it! That's all that counts. I talked with her earlier about the colors of her nursery and she said Brown and Pink and that worked so well for me. I had a nice stash of pink and brown fabric and really only had to buy the binding.
I cannot wait to do this again and I am sure I will as we have about 4 more "mother's to be" in our family.