Well today I got some serious work done on my doll quilt. I don’t know how I did it because I had visitors and watched the girl all day and went to dinner at someone’s house…but I did. I think it’s because I posted a progress picture in the middle of the day on flickr and got such positive feedback that it spurred me on to keep working the quilt. So I have finished the background of the quilt. Basically I did the whole colored side today which involved almost exclusively curved piecing. And if you’ve ever done curved piecing you know that it takes a bit more time than straight seams and is a little more tricky. But I was happy with the results after I redid my first attempt! LOL.
I squeezed in the unicorn and the “emerald city” and the mermaids…along with a little coven of witches on the dark side. Everything is from someone else’s wonderful fabric and I’m just taking advantage of their great designs. I still have some major work to do on this including the rainbow and the tree. Plus there are lots of little details to add and of course actually quilting this.
In this picture you can see some of the details more closely. I started one piece of applique with the “rocks” making a cliff dividing the unicorn from the pond. But it needs to be stitched down yet. I think that everything from here on out will be some sort of applique or embellishment. Oh and the quilting… Have to remember that this will actually be a quilt.
It’s been interesting to work on this…moments of hate and moments of love. But that’s pretty typical for almost anything I make. I’m pretty extreme about my creations. 🙂 I haven’t really tackled anything like this before and I’m still fairly convinced that my next doll quilt will be a complicated geometric pattern…because I’m very confident with that. But it’s always good to stretch yourself. If you don’t, then you never get any better. You have to take risks to have great rewards. (do I sound like a fortune cookie or what?)
Thanks to everyone who has left comments both here and on the pictures on flickr. You are all keeping me going when I get overwhelmed by this project. I wanted to respond to everyone, but like I said…I had a pretty busy day. But I read all the comments and love hearing what you all have to say!