Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks
Do you remember this block I made for the Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks issue a few months ago?
Well as I was working on the design, I kept wondering how I would make a whole row of them? Would I keep them all the same, or try sets of dolls? I wondered how they would look on pillowcases, or lined up along the bottom edge of a duvet cover or quilt, or maybe simply adorning a tote bag?
As I contemplated my options, I decided to take the plunge and ordered a stack of prints from Dena Designs Taza collection for Free Spirit Fabrics, and got to work on a nice big table runner featuring 13 precocious Lil’ Matryoshki..
The thing with ordering fabric online, is that you often have no idea of exactly the scale of the prints. Sometimes it works out just beautifully..
Other times, not so much. Okay, what on earth happened with Mrs. Droopy Boobs?
Once I gave some dolls a boob makeover and had my 13 dolls all lined up, I decided that I must be color blind and suddenly hated the combos I’d put together. They were ok on their own, but standing them next to each other made my eyeballs bleed.
*Ugh* So I ditched all the ladies in green, and started over with blue..
And liked that much better! I loved adding the embroidered details.
It’s a big runner, measuring 19″ x 60″ and would be a sweet touch for a birthday brunch, and completely charming done up for Christmas!
You can find the pattern in the latest issue of Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks.
And if you’d like to win a copy of the magazine, leave me a comment below and I”ll draw a winner on Thursday Sept 6th.
And the winner has been chosen! Click over to find out!
Good luck and Happy Sewing!