Thursday, June 24, 2010

Angel Quilt #1.

Look at this stunning quilt. Sewn by Carol who our Swap Mama Angel Quilt Maker. It is a new role for this round. Unfortunately there are always some bad swappers no matter how much we try and pick good swappers.... Carol's role is to make quilts for those bebe's who don't receive a quilt or are late in receiving. She is sewing a little stash to have on hand for such emergencies. Hopefully there won't be too many this round! This is the first one she has finished.

It is 18 1/2 inches sorta roundish, has 12 wedges, 95 different fabrics, and contains 121 colonial knots. Carol says "I use them all the time since they look almost identical to french knots, but are a ton easier to do."

We think it may be the first ever roundish quilt in the flickr's dolls quilt swap history. *sigh*

16 comments:

  1. oh goodness! Beautiful work, as always by Carol! We are, oh so very, very lucky to have you as our Swap Mama Angel Quilt Maker! Bless your generous heart!

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  2. Carol, can you somewhere give us a quick explanation of how you made this? Did you paper piece the strips then sew into two halves? How did you get everything to meet and match - I would really like to make one of these but have a horrible feeling I would end up missing left right and centre!

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  3. Great work Carol - it's a pity though that there has to be a background stash of DQS9 quilts ready for distributing if a swap partner fails to complete a top - but it is go good that the Mama's are prepared to do the extra work to avoid disappointments

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  4. super work carol!!! your imagination never ceases to amaze me :)

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  5. This is very nice! Love the shape and the colors.

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  6. This is how I did it. I sewed 5 inch strips of fabric together ranging from 1 1/4 inch wide to 2 inches wide until I had a piece about 8-9 inches long. I did 12 of them. I ironed all the seams open. Then, I took my 30 degree template ruler and cut them out. I added a white 7 inch wide by 2 1/2 inch piece of white to the top of each, and re-cut to make them into proper wedges and sewed the whole mess together. My points do not meet perfectly. I do need help on that, I'm afraid, but it's so bright, who looks?

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  7. Yep, it's a stunner alrighty! I love this and think, with Carol's instructions, I might make one and use it as a clock backing. I need a new clock in my work room.

    And the knots and stitching around the edge? I am SO copying that, too! Carol, you're the bomb!

    Oh, I hate to differ with Blog Mama, but last swap, Karenc0sm0s made a round color wheel quilty and it was so nice, too.

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  8. It is FABULOUS! My heart skipped a beat when I saw this show up in the FLICKR pool!

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  9. oh, what a fun job! and that quilt is fabulous!

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  10. beautiful! I'm going to have to look up that knot.

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  11. Very cool! I love the colors and the design. Beautiful!

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  12. simply stunning work, Carol..i LOVE it!!

    btw i prefer colonial knots too :)

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  13. I need to learn these knots! There is so much to learn and so little time to do it all. LOL.

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