This week I finished up my two doll quilts for the Oregon Ballet Theater fundraiser that the Portland Modern Quilt Guild organized.. and broke my digital SLR. So for today’s post you get the joy of seeing my doll quilts through the lens of my iPhone. I apologize in advance…
For both quilts I used my stash of 3 inch squares but backed and quilted each one differently. For the challenge we were give some minky plush fabric, which I used for backing this yellow and pink quilt. It is lovely and soft but a bugger to quilt. I tried doing some free motion on this quilt but the stretch of the backing fabric made it impossible. So I unpicked the mess and went with my trusty straight lines.
For my second quilt I used a standard cotton fabric backing and did my first attempt at free motion quilting. I pebbled this sucker to within an inch of its life. I really liked the flow of doing pebbles but I find the idea of doing a whole quilt this way daunting. I think I have found my next challenge.
The back of this quilt is so much fun… because it is for a Ballet fundraiser I had to use this old fabric from my stash…
Yep those are pigs in tutus. This is the photo where I really wish my camera was working so you could really see the joy that is ballet dancing pigs.
I am borrowing a friends Digital SLR while mine is being fixed, so I promise this is the only post with dodgy photos.
23 thoughts on “A mini finished Friday”
Ack! I love these!! Great items for a fundraiser!!! I love the blue/green one best I think…
I must admit it is my favorite but only because of the tutu wearing pigs….
Really sweet. I love the quilting on your second one. I’ve never tried that technique, and it seems difficult.
The photos weren’t that bad… Very cute little quilts. I’ve never attempted pebble quilting, and am saving it for a series of samplers which is going to get turned into placemats, so I can look at my mistakes every day!
Too funny. I had not thought of doing some placemats to practice my FMQ. Great idea.
These are too cute! I’ve heard minky’s a real bear to sew/quilt so I give you two thumbs up.
I did not enjoy quilting with the kinky but I can see the appeal – I would not object at all to snuggling under a milky backed quilt in winter.
What fun little quilts! I was thinking about making a similar quilted pillow with a star like that. I don’t like doing pebbling, but love it’s texture and ability to fill any space. NO WAY would I EVER cover a whole quilt with it (other than for dolls ;-).
So cute………I especially love the ballet dancing pigs!!! You quilting is fabulous!! Have a great weekend. Marie x
I’m glad I read before I started sewing; I had considered some FMQ. I’ve done okay with walking foot and straight lines. I’ll leave it at that. I do like the star with varied but color controlled squares, and the pigs in tutus are too perfect for the project.
Very sweet and such a nice cause. I wanted to learn pebbling and so I decided that I was going to pebble an entire large baby quilt. 1500 yards of thread and countless hours I was finished but now I am pretty good at pebbling 🙂
Cheryl how big were your pebbles? Did the quilting stiffen the quilt? Did it get easier as you went along? So many questions.
My fave is the middle blue one!
These are just adorable! Love all those sunny yellows. Your pebbles look great.
I love the dancing pigs in tutus!
Great little quilts!
What a simple but effective design-I love it! Especially in the pink and yellow. I’m really enjoying discovering your blog and the beautiful quilts. I especially admire your postage stamp quilt-love those. And what a terrific idea to just precut scraps into 3 inch squares and have a bin of them!
Thanks. I have been playing with the 3 inch squares this weekend and 9 patch blocks. It is so handy having a stash to mess around with.
Love the pigs in tutus! 🙂
I would like to nominate you for a new award created by my daughter, the Woman’s Skirt Award (long enough to cover everything, short enough to keep it interesting). You can find the information here: http://myriad234.wordpress.com/2013/11/18/the-womans-skirt-award/. I think your block fits the criteria nicely. I hope you can accept. 🙂
*blog, not block. Guess I have quilting on the brain! haha
These are just beautiful!!!
I love the brightness of the first quilt, and the backing on the second quilt is perfect!
don’t worry – even the iphone caught the sparkle in these lovelies! what great additions to the cause. =)