Hi and welcome to Greece! For my second entry to this season’s ‘Blogger’s Quilt Festival’, I’m happy to show you for the first time ‘Paper Dolls’! This was a secret project I made at the end of this summer.
I wish I could show you more fun photos but there was a reason why I wanted to deliver this quilt as as soon as possible.
This project looks easier than it was. Beginning idea was totally different but when I saw the paper dolls in my stash I thought this would be perfect project to use them. I’m happy that my ‘customer’ gave me free hands and she liked the paper doll fabric, too.
I tried to mix the first idea with bento boxes with those ‘girls and cloths’ … but it didn’t work. It looked too busy and I was worried that the paper dolls will disappear if the pattern is too mixed.
One advice I got was that the girl who will get this, loves pink. Me too! But it appeared that my pink stash is getting poor. And have you noticed that the pink has to be the right one. I wanted warm and sweet look. To get further, I made the blocks with cloths using my typical happy colours. I left most of the greens out, because they didn’t fit.
Usually yellow is not my colour … but it starts to be! When I add some yellow, I was happier. It gave the warm, sweet look I was searching. And white of course … to give light and to ‘clean’ the colours!
The final layout came like this: I placed first those four girls (most beautiful blond hair in the middle because I like to think she’s the one who gets this quilt). Because the fabric didn’t have more different girls, I made two same size blocks with the whole outfit and placed them in the opposite corners. Then I placed the cloths somehow symmetric and between them puppy, flowers and the pink heart.
I was reliefed when the top was finished. Sometimes the project you consider easy, can be very tricky. To make the block sizes to match together, to decide what colours to use for the sashings and to find out how to place the blocks, was a challenge with this quilt.
Name: ‘Paper Dolls’
Size: 42″ x 60″ (107 cm x 152 cm)
Design: Teje Karjalainen
Pieced: by machine
Quilted: by hand (Perle cotton no 8)
Category: Small Quilts
I needed someone/-thing to hold the quilt. Nero and Hanna did they best but still two stones were needed.
Here is the schedule for the Blogger’s Quilt Festival:
23.10. – 29.10. linky is open and nominate for ‘Viewer’s Choise’
29.10. – 5.11. vote for favourites in each category
You can nominate your favourite (3) quilts here: ‘Nominations for Viewer’s Choise’
Copy the url address from the post where your favourite quilt is and add it there.
‘Paper Dolls’ quilt is in the ‘Small Quilts’ category.
MY OTHER ENTRY:
MY EARLIER ENTRIES:
‘NERO’S GARDEN’ (animals from Nero’s garden) – spring 2011
‘ORANGE STONES’ – autumn 2011
‘MY DREAM QUILT’ – spring 2012
‘BUTTERFLIES’ (applique) – autumn 2012
‘BABY STARS’ – spring 2013
‘HAPPY DAYS’ – spring 2013
‘FANTASY FOREST’ 1. prize in ‘Forest QAL’ (paper pieced) – autumn 2013
‘KIDS GAME’ 2013 – autumn 2013
‘HANNA’S GARDEN’ – spring 2014
‘PIC NIC ON THE BEACH’ – autumn 2014
‘TURN THE TIME’ – autumn 2014
‘MILKY HEARTS’ – spring 2015
Now cute puppies are waiting for me … you can see few of them on the left on my design wall. Today we make the binding with Nero and Tuesday is our blog hop day! Hope to see you then again!
Thank you very much for your visit! Also I want to thank Amy for organizing this fantastic quilt festival!
Have a great week visiting wonderful blogs, talented quilters and enjoying fantastic quilts!
PS. I’m terrible sorry that by mistake I pushed by ‘publish’ too early. Should have pushed ‘save draft’! So if you received unfinished post, I’m really sorry!