Wednesday, April 02, 2008

WIP Week 12 - 4 seasons "spring" dolls quilt, nearly finished!

I am loving working on this dolls quilt for the 4 seasons swap! I hope my partner likes it, I have been checking her blog every few days but she doesn't post anything quilt related.... So I'm just hoping that she does like it. I didn't ralize just how dirty my ironing board is in the above shot! Ekk! How does an ironing board get so dirty?? Time to buy myself a new cover I think. The blue strips above are from my scrap box, sewn together to make the outside borders. Which is pretty much the same way I did the grass and flowers below.

I'm doing a bit of hidden layer reverse applique! I cut out a template of the top layer and used that as a guide to work out when I would have enough green and red/yellow strips in place. I was quite nervous though when I cut out the top layer, in this lovely cyan blue as I only had one FQ of it and it was the perfect shade! Lucky it all fitted into place. I blanket stitched it into place with the blanket stitches pointing out rather than in.


This is a sneeky angle shot, I still have some quilting of the blue borders to add. House is on telly tonight, should be able to watch that and finish the quilting and add the binding.

13 comments:

AJ said...

My Lord...where do your ideas come from....that is just pure heaven!! I just screams Spring!!

Cascade Lily said...

NICE work Helen! Very spring indeed. I am slowly catching up to you. Isn't reverse appliqué fun? I am still yet to discover if my machine's button hole stitch also works as blanket stitch...better find out one of these days :)

gingerquilts said...

It's gorgeous Helen. I'm sure your recipient will love it.

Emma said...

Fabulous! And so good to see you pushing yourself!

Cass said...

Looking good Helen. I think House was a repeat!

I AM said...

love, love, love the colors. those brights, wow!!

(oh, and house - I've got such a crush on him!!)

Janice said...

Wow! Helen its gorgeous! I'm so sad it can't be for me cos i've been posting quilt related stuff..

Leah said...

That is so awesome! I love the colours, use of scraps and "outie" blanket stitch - you rock!

May Kristin said...

Beautful bright colours! It really says spring!

Wendy said...

I love the tulips, so very colorful!

Louise said...

So beautiful! Lucky person who gets that :)

I know what you mean about dirty ironing board covers, I got an old one from my mum, and it's filthy, there's even something that looks like a bloodstain! Gosh, this makes me think perhaps I should wash it or something lol

Austy's Mum said...

This is one amazing little quilt Helen! How you and Emma can be questioning your talents lately is beyond me - I asdpire to create stuff like yours!! This is just beautiful!!

fiona said...

my god!what a fantastic quilt!i'm sure your partner will love it!