Friday, 5 October 2012
Doll Quilt - Irish Chain
With this quilt I chose a straightforward traditional pattern, the Irish chain, so I could make the most of just two colours. I really enjoyed using the bright lipstick pink batik. I kept the top simple because my main aim was to practise machine quilting. The quilting in the centre was fairly trouble-free. The problems came doing the border. There was a bit too much skidding and rumpling going on for my liking. I really should try and take pictures of my quilts in more flattering lighting conditions.
This time I was doing a swap on a different forum, Quilting Haven. They have a different system for the swaps - you send a quilt to one person, and receive a quilt from another. This quilt took a flight to Oklahoma, and I had to wait and see what I would receive. The idea is that you get a surprise - only the swap co-ordinator knows who is sending quilts where. So I had to sit back and wait for my mystery package..
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