Monday, August 18, 2008

Kirsten's doll quilt is complete!

Kirsten's doll quilt - complete!

I'm so happy to finally have this finished. It's pretty basic - I stitched in the ditch to quilt it, nothing fancy. I've never done binding on a quilt before, and it went pretty well. I hand-sewed the binding to the back (is there another way? Please tell me there is!), which didn't do my wrist any favors, but then I also did rather enjoy the stitching process. This was a really good experience, and gave me confidence to quilt and bind a quilt top I made a few years ago. (I haven't started that yet, but soon!) I also need to make a doll quilt for my older daughter's American Girl doll.

Anyway, my youngest daughter is so happy to have a quilt for her Kirsten doll - can't have Kirsten, bundled up in her flannel nightgown, getting cold during these hot August nights, you know! :-)

2 comments:

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

Great project. Perfect for getting your feet wet. I love handstitching my binding down. Not sure if it is because the quilt is almost finished or because I find it very relaxing.

Teresa

Normalize breastfeeding. said...

that is a very beautiful quilt. i love handmade quilts. i have been given several as gifts and the back stitching was outsourced to someone with some type of special machine... that's all i know.