It's opening day for the third annual EB Doll Quilt Swap. I know my recipient has her quilt, so thought I'd publish, and show off what I made.
My first plan was to make a ploughed field by strip piecing the red fabrics, thicker for up close, and thinner strips for further away to give a sense of perspective. I then freehand cut curves in both to represent slight hills, and pieced with my new curved piecing foot (which worked just like it did in the demonstrations.)
The ploughing effect didn't really work (I think the quilt would have had to be bigger to show this properly.)
Next I attached the sky and started appliqueing. The black lines are meant to represent a barbed wire fence, with the silhouette of a blue wren perched upon it.
I hand quilted the entire quilt quite heavily, with variegated perle 8 threads, and loved the effect their shimmer gave.
I was very happy with this little quilt, and hope Mands likes it too.