Friday, August 15, 2008

Dolls Quilt Dilemma

Well it is time for me to unpin these two dolls quilts from the felt wall where they have been since I finished the binding back here. I must admit I had enjoyed just looking at them hanging there together. But it is time for me to post one of them to my swapee partner for this swap. I'm just unsure which one to post to her. She does read my blog, so I'm hoping that she will leave a favourable comment as to which one she prefers so I can post her that one.

And what is she going to do with the other one I hear you ask? I'm keeping it for Milly's wall collection. I liked in this swap to make two of the quilt, one to keep and remember and the other to swap. They are the same but different as well.

Quilt #1 with red binding. The nicer of the two in regards to the quilting. Simple echo stitching around the wonky flying geese and then just a few boarders of quilting around the outside of quilt. I quilted this one second and thought the simplicity of the quilting made the geese pop out a bit more? The colour graduation of this one is a little wonky too. Missing one orange on the left row of geese and so to make it even, missing one blue on the right!

Quilt #2 with pink binding. Colours both the same on both lines of geese. I took a crazy approach to quilting this one, just kept on doing an echo stitch around the triangles till I run out of quilt! I thought it looked too busy, thats why I went for the simplified approach on the red binding one.

Daz says I should choose to keep the one I like best and I will admit I like the red binding one best. But I am going to hope that my swapee partner pops a comment here saying which one she likes. So which one would you like partner???!

18 comments:

Cass said...

I like the red one too, feel free to send it over LOL

AJ said...

I like the red one too...

Damm Cass got in first...!:P

Sheridan said...

Gosh, if only I could be that lucky to be your swap partner.

I like the pink one, and that was before I read that you like the red one best.

So, really, it's meant to be, yeah?

Tine said...

I like them both, in different ways. So if I'm you partner (please please please) I say send the pink one to me :-)

Fanny said...

I like the red binding, but I also like the quilting on the other so if I was lucky enought to be your partner, I'd be happy with either! Beautiful work!

Emma said...

They're both beautiful, but I do like the simplicity of the quilting on the red one.

Sami said...

I also like the red one, although they're both gorgeous!

Blondie said...

I like the pink one better, but they are both beautiful!

domoshar said...

I like the pink just a little bit more :). I just read your post and I think you should post the pink unless the partner really, really loves red.

Cascade Lily said...

Flip a coin? LOL

They are both gorgeous Helen, so send away :)

The Humming Cat said...

I'll have the red one thanks! No need to post, you can drop it off!

Jacquie said...

helen, they are wonderful! what a great idea to make two to remember the swap and have one for yourself. i'm going to do that too in my next swap. your partner is going to be so happy!

Puggle said...

They are both gorgeous Helen. I like the quirkiness of the missing colours on the red one, even though I probably would not have noticed if you hadn't pointed it out. I also love the way that when you use the side scroll bar, it gives the illusion that the geese are moving. Try it and see, they wriggle like caterpillars!

Belinda said...

I love them both, but I have to say the red binding one is my favourite too!

Kicsoda said...

I know I am not your partner ... unfortunately, but I love the pink one. The quilting is like the breeze.

Samantha said...

If it's me, I like the pink :-)

Mara Zeitspieler said...

Very nice colours!
Greetings:
Mara Zeitspieler

Kritta22 said...

I found these picture though your flickr pictures. I just love it!

Did you do a tutorial on how to do a wonky flying geese??

Or did you have directions?

I would love to try this. But I'm so scared to go wonky!