Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Downunder Doll Quilt Swap #2

The pressure is on!  Round #2 of the Downunder Doll Quilt Swap has commenced and I have ummed and ahhed over what to make for my very talented swap partner.  It wasn't until I picked up the latest issue of Down Under Quilts Magazine (#147) at the Australasian Quilt Convention last week that a final decision was made.


The cover of the magazine features a quilt designed and made by Sarah Fielke.  The quilt/pattern is called Ups and Downs, and Sarah has combined her new fabric range, From Little Things, with a neutral colored linen to create a traditional nine-patch quilt with modern charm.


So I did the maths and re-worked the pattern included in the magazine to suit a doll size quilt without losing the overall effect of the design and the fabrics.


I enjoyed playing around with the left-over squares and triangles to piece the back of the quilt, basted, and then quilted diagonal lines to create an overall cross-hatch grid.  Mini/Doll quilts really are very satisfying projects to make!


Some quick reference details:
  • Finished doll quilt size:  24 inches x 24 inches
  • Solid fabric used for this quilt:  Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton in Bone.
  • Binding fabric also From Little Things by Sarah Fielke
  • Link to my Downunder Doll Quilt Swap #1  project:  click here.
  • Link to Downunder Doll Quilt Swap Flickr Group:  click here.
  • With thanks to Kate from One Flew Over for again organizing the swap.

Easy peasy and loads of fun.  Ready for shipping.
Rita

26 comments:

  1. This is darling! Oh to be in a swap like that!

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  2. Beatuful quilts I love the linen mixed in there. Bravo! both of you

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  4. Now I am kicking myself more that I messed up and missed this swap!! This is looking fabulous!

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  5. This quilt is fantastic Rita! I love everything about it, thanks again for playing along x

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  6. Your basting is PERFECT!!!
    The quilting works perfectly on both sides of the quilt.
    I am in awe!!
    Andi xx

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  7. I was taken with that magazine cover quilt too - yours is lovely

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  8. It's gorgeous! Love the collection of colours on the neutral background

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  9. Love the colours and the pattern. I had that magazine in my hand at AQC too, but decided to buy SF's book instead :-)

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  10. beautiful - it all goes together so well - pattern, fabric and quilting. How long did it take you?

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  11. I love the pattern in that scale - a beautiful little quilt!

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  12. Oh my goodness this is absolutely adorable! What a fun swap too! Your partner sure is going to be lucky when she opens her mail.

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  13. I love this! What a fun twist on traditional!

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  14. This is such a fun pattern! I love it and the colors and design are great. Wonderful work!

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  15. So sweet! Love the bright candy colors with the neutral. Excellent reworking of that original.

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  16. Love it! Perfect for charm packs if you want a bigger sized quilt! Your partner is lucky, Rita and I bet she'll just love this doll quilt.

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  17. I would've looked at the prints and thought..."kinda busy"...(keep in mind, I'm kinda an ol" lady)...But, I am AMAZED at how wonderFULL all of the many colored charms look with the Kona "bone"! It doesn't feel busy at all!

    Am I too old to change my mind about "busy looking"? I AM old!! but, i guess i can change my mind... lol

    hugZ,
    annie
    rubyslipperz106.blogspot.com

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  18. This is just gorgeous, love it! It really has great movement and draws the eye around and yet the Bone makes it not too busy at all. And the binding is just perfect, it totally makes it. Lucky recipient!

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  19. Fabulous! Love the colors of the fabric collection.

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  20. I like it very much, both sides look great.

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  21. I hope I'll be lucky this time! I just love Sherbet Pips !
    nathalievan@mac.com

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  22. Rita, you are my quilting idol! I just love everything you do! The stripes lately are so colorful and cheery... and this little one- amazing!! Keep it up! You inspire me! (Sorry for all the exclamation points, too!)

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