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:

RosaMarĂ­a said...

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

KaHolly said...

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

Elizabeth said...

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.

Leslie said...

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

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

Luv 2 Kreate said...

SO SO CUTE!

Sara said...

Too cute! Can't wait for your tutorial!

jenclair said...

Adorable! The name, too!

Candied Fabrics said...

Very cute, and yes the name is clever!

L Johnson said...

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;)

Crystal Hendrix said...

So beautiful!

Michelle said...

That's the cutest little thing!

Linda said...

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

Jenny said...

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

Natalia said...

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

Linda B said...

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

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Adorable little quilt - wish I was the recipient!

Heather said...

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

Jan said...

It's wonderful!

Sarah said...

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)

mythreepaynes said...

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!

LabMom said...

That came out darling! Love it!

Patty said...

That is just darling!

Rita said...

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!

Pat said...

That is so cute!

carmel said...

i love that quilt! wow!!!

Kelli said...

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

Terrie Sandelin said...

That is a wonderful wonderful swap quilt!

amylouwho said...

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