Saturday, May 12, 2007

Zip Quilt Kit

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Melissa over at Under Construction has come up with a wonderful little doll quilt kit, designed for people who have never quilted (or sewn) before but would like to give it a try. I was one of the lucky "guinea pigs" to get to try out her pattern.
It was a fun, quick sew - exactly what I needed to unclog my creative flow (there have just been too many large projects lately).

Zip quilt kit
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Doesn't she have a great eye for colors? I would have never put the torquoise/blue with those greens, but it totally works!

doll quilt layout
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I decided on a random layout, and it took me forever to make it look random. Ironic.

tying the doll quilt
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I had never tied a quilt before, and Melissa's instuctions worked beautifully.

doll quilt done!
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All done!

doll quilt in use
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Amy the bear would like to thank Melissa. Finally, she has a lovey and doesn't need to be afraid of the dark anymore.


tweetey29 said...

Very cute. I Have never done quilting before but you have inspired me to show the quilts that have been made for the girls from the time they were born. Now when we go home in July to see Sme and Tshsmom my god mother can finally make the girls there new ones for me.

Melissa Haworth said...

Your quilt looks fabulous! Thanks so much for being a guinea pig--I look forward to any additional feedback on the instructions.

So funny you mention an eye for color because I think I'm really bad at picking colors and I was totally stressing about what fabrics to include :) I'm glad you think it works okay.

Karyn said...

That is so cute, and inspiring!!