Friday, August 5, 2011

decisions, decisions

DQS11 - Quilting is done

Last night I suddenly realized how to quilt the doll quilt that I am making for DQS11. It is interesting to me that this quilting, which emphasizes the Irish Chain diagonals, makes it so much harder to "see" the nine patches which were so obvious before.

DQS11 - Quilting is done

I have been trying to make this a close to scale mini bed quilt, and I was having a lot of trouble imagining a quilting approach that would seem realistic and proportionate in size to what might be done on a full size quilt. I think this works nicely.

I am still trying to decide on the binding, and everyone gave me lots of ideas last week. I'll keep you posted.

By the way, I see there are 99 followers of this blog, which is very flattering and fun. I am trying to decide what I might give away to celebrate when the number reaches 100. Any ideas of what you might like?

Enjoy your Friday, it is a beautiful day here.

Best,

Leanne

17 comments:

Manda said...

I love how you've quilted this!

What Comes Next? said...

I love this quilt! Perfect quilting and wonderful colours - you have a very lucky partner!

(Oh and I think I just pushed you to the 100 mark!)

Fiona said...

Oh your quilting looks wonderful Leanne! Your partner is very very lucky!

Sarah said...

its looking great!

Debbie said...

Darling mini - I love how the quilting changes 'the look'...just what I was hoping for on my recent kaleidoscope. Wow, congrats on 100. I mean 101! Fabric is what I have planned when/if I hit 50! (an obvious choice, I guess...)

Patchwork and Play said...

Lovely! The quilting is perfect! And you are now over the 100! Congratulations! Fabric is always a good option for a giveaway?

Rylee Kettner said...

Looks amazing, I love the colors you used! and such accurate piecing for such a small quilt!

Marg said...

The quilting is perfect, I love this quilt.
Congratulations on over 100 followers.

WandaFish said...

Beautiful! The quilting is just perfect for it. Looking forward to seeing your choice of binding :)

Ruth said...

I love the quilting too - it really makes the chains stand out!

Amy E. said...

beautiful quilting method! i think you couldn't have chosen better! as for a give-away: i'm happy just getting new blog posts!

Judith said...

You've sailed past the 100 mark!! Your posts are great, and I love seeing what you make. Another mini quilt would be a wonderful giveaway idea! Yours is superb. Jxo

Michelle @ the quilted tortoise said...

Absolutely gorgeous, the colours are stunning and the quilting is genius! Congratulations on making something amazing for your partner!

Sandra Kaye said...

I love mini quilts. Great job!! I really like your blog. I'm brand new to blogland myself. Cant wait to see what you do next.--hugs--Sandie

Emma said...

I love how you've chosen to quilt this. I make miniature quilts as well and the quilting can be a challenge in miniature.

Kelly said...

This is such a beautiful doll quilt! I was actually trying to figure out the pattern before I read it was a nine patch. THEN I saw it. Love this!

Marci Girl said...

Your doll quilt is beautiful, I am sure the recipient will LOVE it. I think you picked the perfect quilting pattern too!