Sunday, February 27, 2011

Completed Doll Quilt Swap Quilt

This was a really fun challenge for me.  My partner for Doll Quilt Swap 10 likes modern fabric used in traditional designs.  I'd never done a true traditional quilt pattern before, so I was excited to try it.  I got a Quilt Block-A-Day calendar for Christmas, so I poked through there and found a star pattern I liked.  The pattern called for smaller squares to make a small block, but I used charm squares to make it wall-hanging size.  It finished up at about 24" square after I put the border on.

I'm really happy with how it turned out and I have quite a crush on half-square triangles now!  They're so versatile!

I also used a walking foot for the first time to quilt it.  I am in LOVE with that thing and cannot wait until I get a proper machine so I can invest in one of my very own.  For now I have to wait anxiously for time in the sewing classroom to use the machines there!  This won't go in the mail until March 15th, and I still want to put together a few extras to go with it.  Hope you like it, partner!


  1. I think this is really beautiful, well done - I'd be happy to have you as my partner :)

  2. That's so cute, Leigh! I love the color scheme. My walking foot is totally my BFF, and I don't even quilt. I hardly ever take it off my machine.

  3. This is lovely. . you did a great job. I'm loving HST's right now too.


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