Monday, November 11, 2013

Quilting Mojo is Back!

Here is the finished little doll quilt that got my mojo back!  It measures 16x18 inches finished, and Paddington and his friend are enjoying it in their basket. 

The squares finish at 3 inches, and I had fun making the rounded corners for the binding.  I used bias binding, and it went around the curved corners as easy as pie.

Here's the original and the replica together:  Is it real or is it Memorex?

To get a more antiqued look, I tea-dyed it.  I have no formula for the process; I just put 3-4 teabags into a pot with some water, and heat it up.  For a doll quilt, it is easy.  Here's a picture of the quilt in the tea water.

There's a link up (Here) to see what everyone else is working on this Monday morning.  Judy Laquidara has a great blog, and I like to go there to see what other quilters are doing.

Lastly, I'd like to add a post-script to my previous post (Here).  I had titled it "A Visit to A Quilt Show", and at the last minute before posting, I changed the title to "Eye Candy From A Quilt Show".  Yesterday, when I looked at it, I burst out laughing!!  I have a post titled "Eye Candy", and then the first picture is of two quilters.  LOL  To clarify, the eye candy meant the quilts! 

Post-script #2.  I don't mean that JoAnne and I are not lovely, but I'm just sayin, well, you know what I'm sayin.


JoAnne said...


The doll quilt is fabulous! I like to tea dye my small, antique-looking quilts as well. I think it adds a lot!

Janet O. said...

Great doll quilt. That is how I tea-dye, too. Just wing it and see what happens. Works just fine. : )

Julierose said...

Love that doll quilt--glad you are back, too! Do you know where to get a little dolly bed? I have searched all around here and no luck. Will need one for my "Faithful Melody" quilt...thanks, hugs, Julierose

Julie Kaye from KS said...

What a cute quilt. It goes perfect with Paddington and friend.

Lori said...

Super cute little quilt! Love the rounded corners. I think I need to try that.

Leah Rubin said...

Gorgeous! I love the blue and white, and your rounded corners are perfect!

Karen said...

I love blue and white quilts. And instantly aged makes it even better.

lil red hen said...

This is a beautiful little quilt!! You do such wonderful work!!

Colleen said...

It was great seeing you again at Shipshewana. I wish I did not have to leave early because I wanted to see the Show N Tell beauties. I am waiting for the bloggers to put up photos! Safe trip back home to you. Colleen