Saturday, November 6, 2010

Red Letter Day Doll Quilt

Just in time...
Well, just in time for the Blogger's Quilt Festival, but not quite in time for its recipient. I've literally just finished hand-stitching the binding and with less than 3 hours left to post it I've taken some indoor photos on a wet and gloomy day.

I'd hoped to finish this doll quilt and it's coordinated baby quilt before my girlfriend's baby was born. But the beautiful girl arrived yesterday afternoon, and I have yet to baste, quilt and bind the larger baby quilt. At least I can post some photos of the finished doll quilt - under the assumption that the mum won't be looking at my blog in the next few days with a newborn baby!
This is my second quilt (albeit small) but there were some firsts - first time I pieced randomly (so much fun!) and first time I free-motion quilted (also fun!). I really enjoyed the free-motion quilting and will definitely stick to that for a while, at least until I give in and purchase a walking foot.
I really love the back of the quilt, probably more than the front:
 And was pleasantly surprised with how good the quilting looks on my first effort:
The pair of quilts are for a good friend who has just had her second baby girl. Her older daughter and my son are best friends. The idea is that the larger baby quilt is for the newborn, and the small doll quilt is the gift for the new 'big sister' to use with her doll and cradle.
We're off now to visit them and meet the baby girl for the first time!
Thanks for visiting my blog.


  1. What a lucky little baby :) I know what you mean about being hooked! I made my first quilt last summer, and that's ALL I want to do now! Your design is wonderful. Thanks for sharing!!

  2. This little quilt is lovely, so bright and cheerful. A nice idea for the big sister.

  3. yay! using RLD! i love this sweet quilt Jill. your free motion quilting looks really really nice!

  4. I bet big sister will have a great time seeing baby sister with a quilt the same as HER one :)

  5. great little quilt! Love the fabrics you chose and big sis will love her own little qult.

  6. this is really really cute. your quilting looks amazing

  7. great fabric combo, and lucky babe!

    Congratulations! You are one of the winners of my sewing pattern giveaway sponsored by Sew Mama Sew. Feel free to select any pattern from my shop; let me know which one you would like, and I'll email it to you.
    Happy sewing!

  8. How precious! Your friend will surely treasure them.


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