I Spy with my little eye

I Spy with my little eye, something beginning with Q.

I have completed a project!

I Spy quilt

I’ve been working on a doll quilt for Little Sis for quite a while. She has a growing collection which I am very happy to add to.

The pattern is from pretty in patchwork doll quilts which is easily my favourite craft book at the moment. Fortunately for me the quilt came together in several distinct steps so I was able to work on it over a couple of weeks. First of all I chose and made the 24 hexagons, then arranged them again and again until I was happy with the design.

I used ladder stitch to hand sew them together before putting my layers together and top stitching inside my hexagon.  I hand embroidered around the edge of the hexagons in two different colours, then finished off the doll quilt with a generous piece of binding.

i spy quilt

My favourite part was choosing the fabric for each hexagon from my stash. I think I managed to make each one different  (oops – I just noticed two pieces of Orla Kiely stem print fabric!) so there is plenty to look at and talk about. I included hexagons from a piece of the binding fabric and backing fabric too to tie it all together.

Fingers crossed it is good enough for dolly.

 

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10 Responses to I Spy with my little eye

  1. Such a lovely little quilt – I love the hexagons in different fabrics.

  2. Love this, and great to see y0u on Craft Schooling Sunday. Been really wanting to make quilts, and now I realize that doll quilts is the way to get started!
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  3. I really like the completely randomness of this. I would never manage it in a hundred years!

  4. Its really pretty and I’m sure your little sis will adore it.

  5. Pickle-Lily

    A beautiful quilt – lovely colours. Have a good week, Jo x

  6. Ohhh what a lovely quilt! Well done :-) Simmi x

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