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Thursday, February 25, 2010

doll quilt finish--"Six of One"

So... I hardly ever name my quilts, maybe this is the start of something new for me. Here's my finished quilt for DQS8, "Six of One":
 
And here are some thoughts about this quilt:
*hen pattern is something I came up with based on one of the chickens in this quilt--I'm going to get a tutorial up here on the blog ASAP so you can make your own chicken
*wonky shoo-fly blocks--idea is from Collaborative Quilting and also from this quilt by Sarah/krommama
*hand quilting is done with 2 strands of DMC floss in red, yellow, and gray
*bound in soft Heather Ross stripes
*the blue plaid is from scraps leftover from the little baby blessing romper I made for my son who's now 5 1/2, don't worry I didn't use it all
*I LOVE it!

p.s. does anyone "get" the name of the quilt, or am I a huge dork and need to explain it?

28 comments:

  1. hermoso! what a lovely quilt! your swap partner will be happy with it!

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  2. Wow! I absolutely love it. What creativity shown here...a little of this and a little of that, and voila! Uniquely you. I have to admit, I don't 'get' the name. But that might not mean anything!:) ~karen

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  3. I totally get the name! I absolutely LOVE it! I love the colors and textures. You did an amazing job. I'm so excited to see the finished quilt. Your swap partner is a lucky girl.

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  4. Six of One Half Dozen of the Other????

    good name! it looks adorable. how will you part with it.

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  5. Too cute! Can't wait for your tutorial!

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  6. Adorable! The name, too!

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  7. Very cute, and yes the name is clever!

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  8. Very cute I love the floss quilting, I have seen that one other time used on the white sashing. Yes I got it, and think it goes very well;)

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  9. That's the cutest little thing!

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  10. Great name and, no, you don't have to explain it! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. oh darling! love the seedling chick, how adorable! i love the binding and the hand quilting, really all came together beautifully!

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  12. Very cute! Your stitching is perfect with the quilt too! Great job.

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  13. That is just the cutest. I love it. Chickens are my favorite.

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  14. Adorable little quilt - wish I was the recipient!

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  15. Love the colors. I'm slightly afraid of chickens, but it is still really cute.

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  16. Loving the doll quilt :0) The name puts me in mind of my Granny & Mom explaining that eggs usually are sold by the dozen. But sometimes you could get 6 of 1 or half a dozen of another lol...thanks for sharing. Sarah(sllj40@yahoo.com)

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  17. LOVE THE NAME!!

    If you're a dork, I'm one, too!!

    It's good to have company here in dork-land!

    Your quilt is just the clucky-best thing! What a great job you did!!

    No one could look at it and not SMILE!

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  18. That came out darling! Love it!

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  19. this is so so adorable!! i love the two kissy chicks on the bottom left! i have a friend who would absolutely love this doll quilt! i wonder if it's for her? really really beautiful hand quilting and embroidery too! i really have to finish my DQS this weekend!

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  20. i love that quilt! wow!!!

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  21. It's absolutely adorable! I especially love the handquilting. Cute, cute, cute!!

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  22. That is a wonderful wonderful swap quilt!

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  23. oh good grief! This turned out so cute ! I love it all. Esp. the little blocks along the bottom! Great work!

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