And she is on a roll at the moment finishing the quilt tops for all these doll quilt swaps I madly signed up for! Seemed a great idea at the time but now am feeling swamped. While the 4 Season one is pinned to the felt wall waiting for quilting inspiration to strike, (it is going to be a long wait there I think but that is a whole another post...) I got these two beauty's finished. I was going to do a coloured square background like this trial one, but then thought no, white, crisp, simple, let the colours speak for themselves. So its just on white, showed it to Daz and although he is biased, he said it is his favourite quilt I have done this year! Big call Daz!
I have sewn two of these. Why two? Cause I want to keep one for myself. And in case I stuff up one I have a back up plan. And it would be nice to have a dolls quilt on Milly's bedroom wall that was actually made by her mother! So just a quiet whisper, this one will be up for grabs in a blogiversary give away later this month.
Can you spot the difference? The top one is the "perfect" one. That is the one my swap partner will get. The second one, on one strip I left out an orange triangle, fourth on the left. So I balanced it up on the right side by missing out one of the blue ones. I think the colours still gradiate nicely, just a bit quirkier than the other one.
I'm quilting a shadow effect around the triangles, 1/4th of an inch in from them and then another cm out from that. Echo quilting? Is that the correct terminology?! LOL I'm happy with it so far, smooth stitches, nice and neat, no puckering. Looking good! Happy, happy Hel!