Thursday, October 14, 2010

Guys Girls and Dolls...doll QUILTS, that is!

Here is one of my latest projects that I'm excited about. It's the first quilt that I drew up in EQ6 (Electric Quilt Software) and took all the way to completion! I have designed more quilts in EQ than I will ever be able (or want) to actually create. It's nice to play around with fabrics and colors and know that I don't have to physically create that particular quilt if I don't want to.

This quilt, that I've called 'Pipeline,' was for a doll quilt swap for the new quilt guild that my friend Jill and I have joined (AND LOVE!), Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild (HOLLLLLAAAA, Jill!). It's a wonderful group of girls - we have similar loves of fabric lines and designers and share lots of fun and laughter. We have a monthly "swap" where we agree on a project, are given parameters and bring back our project the following month. For this quilt the only guideline was to make a bound quilt that measured no larger than 18" x 24". I think mine fell right at that measurement, but forgot to measure. At least I got pictures :)

DollQuilt1

Shot of the back
DollQuilt2

A closeup of the quilting
DollQuilt3

I received a beautiful aqua, red and white quilt made by our guild founder, Heather. I will post a picture of it in the coming days when I can get a nice sunny, outdoor picture. It's very worthy of a nice day to be photographed :) Thanks Heather - I [heart] it!

Can't wait for next month's swap: a set of 4 drink coasters!

Piece Out,
-Babs

7 comments:

orchidlover said...

great quilt

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Libby said...

That is lovely! You did a great job on this quilt!

jillquilts said...

It turned out great!! Very cute!!

HOLLLLAAAAA!!!

PunkiePie said...

Very nice!

Jeanie Callaghan said...

Very cute quilt! and the quilting is great.

Stray Stitches said...

Darling little quilt! Love the colors.

elizabeth said...

GREAT JOB ON BOTH SMALL QUILTS BARB. HAPPY QUILTING