July 13, 2007

Doll Quilt Swap Quilt - Finished!



Doll Quilt Swap Quilt - Finished!, originally uploaded by Cathi O'Neill.

Package Ready to Send!I got this finished yesterday, woo hoo! It will be out the door and on its way to....???? before our trip to Portugal tomorrow. I feel I cheated on it slightly as I decided to machine the binding on, though I hand finished it...so only the binding was done by machine on this. I really want to keep it, lol, so that is a good sign right? It is the first thing I have hand quilted and finished!


I've included some scraps and had fun wrapping it with a wide strip of Civil War repro fabric...

Here is a photo of the back of the quilt, you can kinda make out which blocks are where with the quilting designs...Back of the Doll Quilt


I plan on bringing my sock knitting and a hand piecing project, my applecore quilt, to Portugal for evenings and quiet times, if there are any!


Pomatomus sock coming alongHand Pieced Applecore quilt


The cool protectors for the ends of my sock needles I bought off of etsy from lunastrixae

16 comments:

Susan said...

I can't believe you made those tiny, tiny blocks! Wonderful doll quilt.

Have a great time in Portugal!

Conni said...

Now that is an amazing piece of quilting. Anyone would certainly long to own that! What a beautiful little doll quilt.

Toni said...

very nice!! Doll quilt will be so loved!!

Jeanne said...

Can't wait to discover the lucky quilter who will be receiving your darling doll quilt! It
is lovely. I like your applecore project, too. Have fun on your trip.

Devon said...

What a beautiful quilt, it looks lovely. The colors are perfect.

Jenni said...

It's lovely. Have a nice holiday in the sun.

Helen in the UK said...

A finish - woo hoo!! Beautiful little quilt :)

Laurie L. said...

I have been lurking through your blog and want to say hello. I am so impressed by your many travels and jobs. And now you are living in Ireland!

Your quilts are beautiful. I learned to quilt while living in Oregon when my daughter was small. Unfortunately I barely have time to knit, let alone quilt.

Tracy said...

Wonderful seeing the doll quilt finished...you did a great job--hooray! Lovely fabrics. That applecore looks like fun--neat effect. Have a splendid holiday! ((HUGS))

laneyloo said...

What a beautifl quilt. Wow, all hand done, save the binding. I need to get busy, you have helped inspire me to work on a top that needs hand piecing. Have fun in Portugal.

Linda J said...

Well done, Cathi--blocks from Dear Jane, right? Hope yo uhave a great time on your trip.

Jodie said...

I love the Doll quilt Cathi, will you keep the one you receive or will it go to one of your girls?

Thanks for the encouragement on the weight loss, that was earlier in the year! At a standstill now, but it is winter time here! My excuse.

I have tagged you on my blog, not sure if you have done it before or not. No pressure.

Jodie

Sonnja said...

What a beautiful quilt, it looks lovely.
Regards,

Sonnja, from the Netherlands

Niki said...

Love the doll quilt. Great job!http://nikisventures.blogspot.com/

Sarah said...

I really admire those itsy little blocks. I like to make small quilts myself, but I am not technically gifted. So they don't come out looking like that LOL

Hedgehog said...

Your doll quilt is adorable! What a lot of work! Glad you had a great time in Portugal, too.