Monday, December 2, 2013

Two on the Design Wall

On my wall, as we speak:

I'm calling this my Little Baskets Doll Quilt (original, hey?) I combined Cocheco Mills prints with Judie Rothermel's Dressing Gowns line for this little quilt-in-progress.  I love these prints - they're so soft and homey. To give an idea of the size/scale, the baskets will finish at 4". 

I showed a pix of this a few weeks ago, and you might notice I re-arranged the baskets to the Cake Stand pattern. Accuracy was lost along the way ~

As you can see, I'm playing around with the idea of a scrappy border.

Meanwhile, I've finished the quilting on my little Americana Doll Quilt, and am ready to construct and install the binding. Hmm... Looking a little "bowed" on the sides. Must correct first.  

I tea-dyed the blue plaid, which is also on the back. 

I'm considering donating this to our Quilt Show Silent Auction.  Considering, I say, because I've had some heartbreaking experiences with other like donation/auction quilts.

One year I donated two beautiful hand quilted doll quilts to a fundraiser for a co-worker with cancer. Items started out with minimum bids, which got eliminated at some point, unbeknownst to me. I was horrified to watch my darling (to me) quilts walk out the door for $5. I would have preferred to give my minimum bid amount directly to the fundraiser, and keep the quilts for myself. Or give them away - to someone who could appreciate them.

Since then, I'm cautious about where/how I donate. Our Silent Auction is attended mostly by quilters, so it should get an appropriate price. And.. it will no doubt be loved.

Now.. on to Judy's Design Wall Monday, to view what everyone else is working on! 



  1. Hey Sandy, The doll quilts are very cute! I especially love the colors of the first one. I'm not familiar with the "dressing Gowns sreies" is that new or did it just pass me by? I sympathize re: the auction problems. I've sold some quilts for good prices but I'd say it's about a 60/ 40 split with the 60% going undervalued! I did learn smaller is better. wall hangings, doll quilts etc. People are willing to spend more on "art" than lap or bed size quilts. At least I think that's the rational?! cheers, CW

  2. So lovely! :)
    Greetings from Finland!
    Ulla's Quilt World
    Hugs, Ulla