Saturday, 20 February 2010

Doll Quilt Swap 8. Finished!!

Yay!! I made it!! I have made my first totally designed by me - no pattern involved - little mini quilt!

I must confess... I was a bit nervous about this.. being a beginner I am still very much a pattern girl and as my partner said she did not like mini quilts consisting of a block, I read in that it had to be an art quilt.. A tall order! but I did it. and within the time limit too, which was a miracle seeing as I started so late...

I had a bit of a marathon week with this but... here it is;

The lettering is in Russian and it says "matrioschka", which is the Russian word for the russian nesting dolls. (correct me if I am wrong russian speakers! Sardana?)

a tiny bit closer....

the lettering detail;

and the face....


I am still not entirely happy with the face...doesn't she look a bit spaced out? definitely going to add the hair next time and maybe experiment with coloured permanent pens and draw the face on.. you can give it more expression maybe... not sure... but hope my partner will perceive her as being friendly, which she was supposed to be!

And this quilt is going to....

Ah .. yes.... you will have to wait for that a bit.. but is has been sent off this morning so it should arrive somewhere next week! (If the postal services look kind upon us....) fingers crossed!!

17 comments:

Terrie Sandelin said...

Beautiful and charming! You've created such wonderful detail -- from the applique, to the embroidery, quilting stitches, and buttons. What a wonderful little quilt! And I think she looks very happy and friendly . . .

Susan said...

Oh, she's wonderful, Marg! I love all the bead work and the tiny little blocks, very sweet. And all hand-done, I'm impressed!

If she's headed my way, I'll be thrilled! I did say I wasn't into traditional quilts, so maybe it IS me? I'm crossing my fingers!

Nice job, lady!

spicyapplepie said...

Ohh this is simply lovely! I wish it was coming to me!

Rafael's Mum said...

Thanks Birgit! There is no email link on your blog so I could not personally thank you but glad you like it!

DeeRoo said...

Oh my she is sweet!! I love the twinkle in her eyes....I think she has a perfect face!! You really put your heart into this...I sure wish it was coming to me but alas...I am also positive it isn't!:(

BaileyGirl5 said...

Oh my gosh! This is adorable!! Your lucky partner will just love her.

Lara said...

Beautiful Marg. She doesn't looked spaced out at all :) Gorgeous detailing and the buttons add another dimension. Hope you are feeling better x

Marianne said...

She's beautiful Marguerite! I love the beadwork. I'm sure your partner will be thrilled!

Catherine said...

She's just beautiful and love all the detail in all your handwork especially the outline of those letters. Your partner should be pretty pleased with this.

Dana - Old Red Barn Co. said...

Oh this quilt!!! Fantastic!!!

Jo said...

Marguerite your quilt is beautiful, and I wish I was the one to be recieving it, your partner should be thrilled.

Sewjo x x

black bear cabin said...

TOTALLY AWESOME!!! i wish it was coming to me :) I LOVE it!!!! The choice of colors...the quilting...the embroidery...the design.....WELL DONE!!! Im sure your partner will love it :) It is gorgeous!

Evelyn said...

I love it! Your partner is going to LOVE it too. You may be new at this, but you're so talented!

sallgood said...

What a cute little quilt! and so nicely detailed!!! I'm sure your partner will love it!!

bearpaw said...

I love her little smiley face!
Well done, it is beautiful and I love the buttons. V impressed by you lovely neat hand quilting. I don't think you can really claim to be a beginner anymore, this is 'expert' work!

Lauranie said...

WOW!! What an AMAZING job!! You go girl!! I've missed SOOOO much!! Congrats on WINNING!! Yours was by far the BEST sewing space...and I am glad you found your blog roll!! I am sorry to be combining posts...I have taken today to try and catch up...lots going on!! I am so glad you are doing better....GREAT quilt!!

Allie said...

Beautifully done! I am very impressed.