Thursday, August 13, 2009

Doll Quilt Swap 7

I need your opinion. Please forgive the awful quality of the photos. I'm in my office with fluorescent lighting and used my camera phone. Anyway, this is my doll quilt thus far for the Doll Quilt Swap 7. I used Anna Maria Horner fabrics and I hand embroidered the pictures. The tree design was inspired by the embroidery book, Doodle Stitching by Aimee Ray.My question is- do the pictures need more? I don't want overkill but I don't want it too simple either. Should I do another butterfly or some more bubbles? Or it being simple works out because the fabric is busy. Wow, the photos really don't give it justice. You have to check out the fabric at Anna Maria Horner's website. Its the Good Folks line. Aww man, its on sale now. Go, go fast!

So, my mom says redo the whole thing. She doesn't like the trees. The butterfly is okay. My office mates said they liked the whimsicalness of it so much they didn't care what they were. Now, I am more confused. Should I just leave it alone?

I am hoping to make the doll quilt for the Good Ol' Summertime doll swap this weekend. I have an idea and my mom and I (really she did all the thinking) brainstormed tons of ideas to achieve what I wanted so I am all ready. My mom even made me a pattern on her EQ5. So, I am pretty excited to do that this weekend. I am really avoiding the quilt blocks for the quilting bees. I had a blow to my self esteem with them (I made a couple bad ones and the lady, I know hated them)and now I just have to get back on the horse because I know not all of my blocks turn out bad. It happens right. I know my mom who has been doing this forever still have things turn out badly.


  1. I like it how it is - those fabrics can be intense, so the simplicity is a nice contrast to the Good Folks. I'm guessing you can do some fun quilting to enhance the white spaces around the embroidery.

  2. i like it very much, i might do a tad bit more on the butterfly one, just a little, maybe a cloud or something. it's very cute, and if your partner does not like it, hunt them down!! haha I have EQ5, and need to play with it more. does she like it??

  3. I love it! I think it is so cute.

  4. I don't think it needs anything else, honestly!!
    i like that the little stitchery blocks are simple and not as busy as the fabrics.
    Good luck!