Friday, July 15, 2011

DQS11 ~ Windmills

I have thoroughly enjoyed making this mini/doll quilt this week!  I have had fun with color play for each of the windmill blocks; the blocks were a little fiddly to make - as is expected when making a small quilt.  The finished quilt measures just 17 inches x 17 inches.


For the back of the quilt I have used up some of the left over triangles and fabric scraps that were a result of piecing the windmill blocks.   I have enjoyed piecing an original free-form panel which I have called "Blown Away", and although I have added a hanging sleeve I hope that now and again my swap partner will take a peek at the back of the quilt and enjoy the whimsical scene.


I am going to try to be patient and not send this quilt off to my swap partner before the due date! 

Rita

Previous blog post here:  Doll Quilt Swap 11 in Progress

29 comments:

  1. these are gems!! I think the one with the tail is my favorite but i love them both! beautiful job!

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  2. This is so zingy and bright - I love it. I'm sure your swap partner will be thrilled to bits.

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  3. Looks great, and I really like the effect of the quilting pattern you used as it shows up on the back

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  4. Best mini I've seen in a while! Super cute.

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  5. I adore the back of this quilt! Did you applique the triangle on or are they blocks? LOVE it!

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  6. OMG!!!! BEAUTIFUL front and back.

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  7. such beautiful color! love the clever back!!

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  8. Wow it is just beautiful!

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  9. It's GORGEOUS! I love those wonderful saturated colors.

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  10. totally stunning ... lucky partner ... I'd have to swap it round every other day !!

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  11. Lucky partner! I am amazed by the number of quilting projects you crank out :)

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  12. Love this doll quilt. Great use of solids. Well done, great work.

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

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  13. Love the way you quilted, so sashing necessary here! Great idea on the back it could be a quilt all by itself!

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  14. The back is just as amazing as the front...your partner is going to adore it, I'm sure. Beautiful!

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  15. I just LOVE what you did on the back! This is such a wonderful quilt. :D

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  16. It makes me smile...your partner is sure to do the same. Really love the back...you are so creative!!

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  17. Fun! And I really love what you did on the back!

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  18. So nice. I don't blame you for wanting to keep it for a little while. Your quilting is also perfect. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Rita, your mini quilt is so adorable. I am sure your swap partner is going to justlove it.

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  20. Stunning quilt! And I love the back!

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  21. Ok, I am dying over the back!! If this was mine, the back would be the front :) Just amazing :)

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  22. This little quilt is darling! I really like the way you quited it and the back is too stinkin cute! Your partner is sure to love it:)

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  23. Ooo, lovely. The back is just a wonderful as the front!

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  24. This is just lovely. I would love this in my sewing room.

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  25. The back is my favourite part of the quilt.
    beautiful!

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  26. Like the other commenters here: I like the back. It’s pricelessly cute--what an opp for a pattern maybe??

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  28. Such a sweet quilt! the back is so charming. Your work is so precise and stunning!

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  29. The back of the quilt is just as charming as the front. Your work is SEW beautiful any little lady would love this for her doll.

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