Saturday, April 05, 2008

Nalle's Quilt

This is a little doll quilt I finished up today - actually, a teddy bear quilt. I'm bringing it (and Nalle the bear) with me to England as a second birthday gift for a friend's son. He's the same little boy who received this quilt for his first birthday last year. (I used the same backing for this quilt as for that one.) The Chinese coins are straight out of the scrap bag, which seems to be multiplying despite my lack of sewing since Christmas (other than the bags, of course), the blue sashing is leftover from the Bear Paws I made my brother, and the binding is from one of the pillow cases I found last weekend at a thrift shop. I haven't done any free-motion quilting for months, so I felt a bit rusty. Can't wait to have some more time with my machine next month.

I finished up my Four Seasons Swap quilt today, too, but will wait to post the final photos until it's arrived at its destination. I posted a couple sneak peeks here and here. I also have a tiny version of this same quilt to give away (see my post below soliciting England travel tips - you can either comment on that post with or without tips or you can email me with tips by 7pm Finland time tomorrow and I'll throw your name in the hat). Thanks to everyone who's already given me some good quilty tips - now I just need to squeeze some time out of my schedule for a little exploring!

10 comments:

jovaliquilts said...

What a sweet gift! I think it's wonderful that you used the same backing on the bear's quilt as on the boy's quilt. Have a great trip!

anne bebbington said...

Love that stripy binding

Ruth said...

It's really cute, I'm with Anne, that binding is wonderful!

Helen said...

A quilty tip?? Buy at least a FQ every week, its good for your health! LOL

Mary said...

So cute! I've been looking for dolls to donate with a few doll quilts I made but maybe I should look for some stuffed animals instead.

julieQ said...

Wow, such a pretty quilt! Love the colors in your strips, and also your quilt model...

Libby said...

Have a wonderful trip!

Your teddy quilt is just dear . . . even more special that it will live with its backing mate. Too cute *s*

Guðrún said...

Beautiful little quilt.

Cascade Lily said...

It's great! And the binding is fab - all the more so coming from a recycled pillow case!

Käranån said...

Vilket fint täcke! Du gör alltid så färgglada arbeten så att man blir på gott humör!!!
Hoppas du hade en trevlig resa till London!