Saturday, April 9, 2016

DOLL QUILT EXCHANGE

 Lori of Humble Quilts is having a doll quilt exchange and I am participating this year.  As soon as I get the label on this quilt, I will be mailing it off.   It measures 16 1/4" square and is made with all civil war reproduction fabrics.  Every border is a different fabric, as are the stars.


This backing toile was a small piece of fabric that I found at an estate sale recently.


A blogging friend of mine, Joanne Kerton, has a table runner pattern published in the June, 2016 issue of American Patchwork and Quilting Magazine.  Congratulations, Joanne!!  The table runner is amazing and is paper pieced.  Now that I have had a lot more practice with PPing, I think I'll give this a try, since I love to have different table runners on hand for each season.

It shows three table runners made exactly the same way, but using different color fabrics for very different looks.  I hope they aren't too hard.  Joanne has been designing quilt patterns for a while now and she has hit the big time with this one in a magazine!


Here's what the cover of the magazine looks like in case you are interested in buying it.

Another bonus for me is the article about T-shirt quilts.  I just agreed to make one for my niece - and I've never done it before.


16 comments:

Lesley said...

Beautiful doll quilt! You did a wonderful job!

Quilting Babcia said...

Ruth, your little doll quilt is simply fabulous. Some lucky participant is going to have two quilts instead of one with that gorgeous backing fabric. You really lead a charmed life with your estate sale finds! I love that table runner pattern your friend designed, and really need to work up the courage to try paper piecing something other than string blocks on phonebook pages - does that even count as paper piecing?!

Shasta Matova said...

You've made a beautiful swap quilt. Lots of beautiful fabrics. Congratulations for your friend on being published - it's a really pretty pattern. I look forward to seeing your rendition.

Janet O. said...

That is a stunning little quilt, with a perfect backing, I might add. Whoever receives it is very lucky!
I picked up that magazine, too. I saw Joanne's post about her beautiful runners being in it, and Sharon (Grassrootsquilting blog) is the maker of the cover quilt.

---"Love" said...

Your doll quilt is really pretty. In my new project, I'm using the same two blue (and brown) fabrics as the first left and right logs next to the stars. I think I bought them on the first day we met at Lone Star in Arlington. (Too bad that shop closed!) What a great tribute you've done for Joanne's published pattern, and she well deserves it! I'm saving it, and may try it someday, but it has to get in line. ---"Love"

cityquilter grace said...

gorgeous little quilt and thanks for the tip on the mag! beautiful table runner!

Debbie Lou said...

Love your little doll quilt. The person who receives it will be thrilled, I'm sure. I got that magazine and thought I might try the table runner also. I wish us both luck! Enjoy!!!

Rebecca in AK said...

Wonderful doll quilt! What a beautiful backing. Who ever receives this is so lucky! Congratulations to your friend having her pattern published. Very pretty table runner!

Debra Anger said...

Lots of thought and fun in your mini! love it when a quilter makes a mini out of fabric they had used in other quilts, and then to give a piece of what you found at an estate sale is even more thoughtful Great quilts!BTW really love your header quilt

Leanne said...

Hello Ruth
Your doll quilt is so sweet, I love that magazine to, it won't be available here for a few months though but I'll keep an eye for it. Happy Sewing.

Lori said...

Your little quilt is perfect! I'm sure it will be treasured.

canuckquilter said...

I'm behind in my blog reading! I love all your Civil War doll quilts. This one is no exception! Thanks for the shout out about my runners in the magazine :)

a good yarn said...

That is such a sweet dolls quilt! Isn't it wonderful to see Joanne's designs published? She is such a talented quilter.

Terrie Sandelin said...

What a beautiful little doll quilt! And the backing fabric is so perfect for it!

Barb said...

super cute and i love the toile on the back!!

Sandie Mixa said...

Hi Ruth, I just got home from Utah, where I was for 2 weeks (new grandbaby). I was so excited and thrilled to receive your exquisite doll quilt. I love everything about it! I will treasure it and hang it in my quilt studio. I had fun today looking at your blog for the first time and all your projects. Your quilting is amazing. I'm not that good yet (with machine quilting) but hope to learn. I have a Featherweight too!
Thanks again,
Sandie