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Friday, January 28, 2011

i have finally taken a photo of my finished Strawberry Fields Forever doll quilt. i finished the top in June and completed the hand quilting/quilt in November. it measures 20.5 inches x 26.5 inches and i'm quite happy with the way that it turned out. this fun little doll quilt was done as a quilt-a-long project with Lori over at http://www.humblequilts.blogspot.com/. i see that she is just finishing up with another really cute one called Midnight Stars. i'll have to add that one to my wish list . . .

meanwhile i'm working on getting a baby quilt finished.

my daughter pieced the four center blocks in a liberated log cabin style using thrifted fabrics that she found in Honduras. she does not have the luxury of electricity where she's living so she pieced them by hand. she did a good job too~! i was able to visit her over the holidays and the blocks came home in my backpack so that i could square them up, set them together (with a border), back and layer the piece and finally quilt it. i decided to use a perle cotton and big/utility stitch. that goes pretty fast and seems appropriate for this cute little gift.

the baby was due in late january but surprised everyone by arriving in early january instead~! so i've really got to hurry up and finish it. i'm happy to be a part of the whole process as the mother has been a very good friend of my daughter since their elementary school days and is practically part of the family. this is the second of two boys in their growing family. the first little guy also received a quilt (jungle theme) that was collaboratively done by my daughter and i.


  1. I think it is so wonderful that your daughter is a quilter, too! Beautiful!

  2. Fab work on Lori's quilt along. That's on of my to do list this year! Love the cheddar borders and binding.

  3. I like that you are 'unstoppable',me too.
    Pretty quilting, especially with no electricity.
    I once did a couple of weeks of Blackwork by candlelight.
    I am going to put a link on to what people do with their envelopes, so let me know if you do make something from yours.

  4. Your strawberry fields looks really wonderful with the hand quilting!

  5. Your doll quilt is exquisite! I am trying hard to improve my hand quilting. Yours is so pretty. My daughter quilts too, but she has the luxury of electricity!

  6. I love seeing your Strawberry Fields quilt. I adore the meandering vine quilting!!
    What a fun baby quilt and so meaningful with both of you working on it.

  7. Beautiful work, the Strawberry Fields quilt is gorgeous! M

  8. Beautiful meandering vine on your Strawberry Fields quilt.

  9. I love your colour's version and the exquisite hand quilting.


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