Thursday, February 4, 2010

A doll quilt

I'm switching styles here, onto something a bit different. I finished piecing and basting the Cheddar Cheese and Crackers doll quilt from Loris blog before I came on holiday. I thought it would be a good idea to have a wee hand quilting project to do in found time. There is very little of that happening here, I forgot how little people can be time suckers.
Have a little look at the top right hand corner, see the humility block? The four patch got turned and it wasn't deliberate but I thought I would leave it as a humility thing, like those odd quirky blocks in the antique quilts we sometimes see. You know the story, of how this may have been done deliberately because only God is perfect? As if we humans could make anything that could be perfect.
I admit it, I couldn't stop noticing it so I unpicked it and switched it back to how it should be.

Some hand quilting has been done, enough to see how it's going to look. The grid in the cheddar blocks is a half inch apart and I've tried to follow the same quilting pattern as the original full sized quilt. I like the idea of putting a flash of red with this one and will probably bind it in that colour, again same as the original.
Thanks Lori for sharing such a wonderful project. I love it.

I haven't had time to visit a lot of blogs sorry, but hopefully will catch up when I get home. Tomorrow DD and I are off to visit the patchwork shop we discovered last week to get a fabric fix and while two little ones are in preschool, it's a good chance to have a grown up day. I promise I'll take my camera and share since the lovely owner said I could take photos of anything I wanted.

40 comments:

Shirley said...

That's looking great hand quilted Janet. The feel of a quilt is so much nicer when it is hand quilted.
Well done
Shirley.x

Béa said...

Wonderful, as always ! hugs from France.

Die Butjenterin said...

Wunderschön und sie quilten super gut mit der Hand.
Mir gefällt das Handquilten auch sehr gut.
Liebe Grüße Käte

Maria said...

That's such a wonderful quilt! I agree with Shirley, the hand quilting makes nicer the quilt.
Maria.

Kathie said...

quilt is looking great, ah yes hand quilting and for these little quilts they just deserve it!

can't wait to see the pictures of the shop and of course what you just have to buy!
Kathie

Notjustnat said...

Oh Janet, take me with you? Please mention on your next post where the shop is and the name? Remember I will be there soon.
Love your little quilt and hand quilting. Lovely - Hugs Nat

Darlene said...

Oh, I love the way you're handquilting it - it's perfect. I had to snicker when I read that you 'had' to fix the block.

Enjoy the little people.

Deb said...

Love your little quilt Janet. Hope you are having a great time with your grandkids.

Stephanie said...

Such a sweet doll quilt. Lovely quilting. Hope you find lots of terrific goodies at the quilt shop.

Terry said...

Pretty quilt! I don't need to put "humility blocks" in my quilts. Normally there are several parts of it that prove I'm far from perfect! LOL

Beth Karese said...

You had me going. You're going to leave the turned block? Really!? Good little dramatic moment, Janet. lol.

I've also enjoyed making that quilt, although you're further along than I am. Love the simple quilting design!

Barb said...

your doll quilt looks lovely. The hand quilting is so nice!

Crispy said...

Ha I didn't even notice it until you pointed it out. I must admit, I would have fixed it too LOL.

Crispy

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Janey -- your hand quilting is just beautiful! That's such a cute little quilt. I laughed at the humility block, but like you, I would have had to fix it LOL!

YankeeQuilter said...

Your hand-quilting is wonderful! Great little quilt.

Sue-Anne said...

I'm visiting all the little quilts and it's so interesting to see them all. Your quilt looks fantastic and I think red binding will finish it off nicely.

Quilt Hollow said...

Your hand quilting is amazing and really does make that quilt pop!

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

Very nice!! I am almost finished piecing mine - I'll finish today. Then I'll get started with the quilting.

Lori said...

Janet, you crack me up! No room for humility in that quilt!! At least it was on the outside and easier to fix:) It's looking really wonderful!!
Enjoy your grownup day.

Kaaren said...

I would have "had" to fix it as well, Janet. It's a beauty to be sure.

Seeing your hand quilting is giving me the urge to do the same. I do have one flimsy that I've been saving for "when the mood strikes". Maybe now's the time, huh?

Maggey and Jim said...

Just an adorable quilt and love the colors..Aren't you glad you fixed it..I know what you mean about perfection..
Maggey

Karen said...

A chuckle for sure about your humility block which you were going to leave......and then didn't! At first glance, I did not see anything wrong. It is so easy to turn those blocks the wrong way. You do very nice hand quilting.

My story said...

You did a beautiful job on this little quilt just like always. I have a small quilt hanging up and didn't even notice my humility block until youngest told me it was there. Too late! It was quilted and hung. I thought time suckers such a good description of young ones. I so enjoy watching my grandchildren but there's not much point in taking something to do with me. Gwendie

sharon said...

Very nice! I like the splashes of red in the quilt! Sharon.

Barb said...

Your quilt is so wonderful....love the humility block....I will say that my quilts speak humility...there is usually something wrong with all of mine (smiling)...

Rita said...

A little humility is good for all of us, but I would have fixed it too!

Sharon said...

The hand quilting is wonderful, I'm doing some of that right now myself. I love it...and I too, would have changed the block!

Janet said...

Your quilting is looking wonderful so far! The more of these I see quilted by hand the more I want mine to look like that too. Little ones do take up a lot of time but there is always a moment or 2 to get to some stitching :0) Enjoy your time with them!

MARCIE said...

I wouldn't have been able to live with that little block twist either. There are enough things in life that I can be humble about--the block thingy can be fixed! Love your quilt!

Julia said...

That's such a beautiful quilt! I agree with Shirley, the hand quilting is perfect for a doll quilt.
Julia ♥

sewpam63 said...

LOVE it!!! Your hand quilting is spectacular!!!

Have the BEST time tomorrow with your DD. ; ) Will look forward to some photos!

Rae Ann said...

I love your quilt and the fact that you are hand quilting it! The humility block was great...but I am so like you...I would have to pick it out as well.
It is always fun to get a fabric fix to ease the cravings we quilters seem to have.

Quilts on Bastings said...

I love the hand quilting!

Christine said...

Fantastic, I am still going to make this little quilt.
Love the look of you quilting.

cheers
Christine

wishes, true and kind said...

Beautifully quilted! It's finishing nicely!

Janet said...

Little ones do suck up all your energy and time. You made me laugh when you gave such a valid reason for leaving the humbling mistake and then had to rip anyway. I with you. Fun little quilt.

Taryn said...

The tops are all great, but when the quilt is added they are wonderful. I made a little boo-boo on mine, too.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh it is looking wonderful! I have to get to this one soon! I did get caught up on some other stuff this weekend, so soon it will be fun stuff.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Well it is darling. I love doll quilts. I love imperfect too. This quilt is just really lovely.

AlessandraLace said...

great. I love it. hugs from Italy