Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A Trio of Doll Quilts

Every season this past year, I hosted a doll quilt swap at Sewingmamas. We finished up our spring swap last month and I thought I'd share my creations.

First up, a simple little wonky nine patch. I used a charm pack for this but I can't remember the fabric line. I picked it up at Hancock's of Paducah a couple of years ago. Anyway, my swapping partner said it was for her little girls and they liked girly colors.


Next, a much more modern quilt. This was a bit of a stretch for me, but I love the results. I saw a quilt like this on Flickr a while ago and really wanted to re-create it. ETA: I thought I would add that the background is a chocolate brown, although it looks black in the photo. My thoughts on the color scheme of this quilt: I was inspired by a garden in early spring when the earth is dark and brown, then all of these wonderful colors just begin to peek through, the greens, yellows, oranges and reds.


And then finally, I thought one of the participants was going to be without a quilt so I whipped this one up. As it turns out, she got the quilt from her partner and now this one is either in my stash or ready for another swap.


Thanks for looking!


Robin said...

I love all of them...but the black modern one is awesome! I am so going to have to a doll quilt, it looks like so much fun! Only thing is, I have only boys....poo!

melissa s. said...

all your quilts are beautiful! thanks for the nice comment on my blog!

Kelli said...

Robin, my only girl is almost 13 and has no interest in dolls anymore. I make them for me! My sewing room wall is already covered in them.