Monday, 6 May 2013
Doll Quilt - 100th Birthday Quilt
This is the quilt that I made for Mary, my April partner in the Doll Quilters Monthly swap. The theme was birthdays to celebrate the fact that the swap is now one year old. I decided to add a couple of noughts and celebrate the fact that my beautiful Serata treadle is 100 years old this year, so I used it to piece the top, a 100 square chequerboard.
For the straight line quilting I used my star machine, the Singer 99K because I know it never lets me down.
In the pale floral panels in the border I used the Singer 15K treadle for a bit of free motion quilting, and then changed back to the 99K to do the binding. The backing is from a piece of lightweight cotton that I have had for at least thirty years and never quite known what to do with it. It was perfect for this little quilt.
Because all the cottons were dressmaking rather than craft weight cottons, the finished quilt was very light and yielding - just right for wrapping around a doll, like a real old fashioned doll quilt.
This quilt was a joy to make - I am so glad you like it, Mary!
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