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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Doll Quilt Swap Update

Here are the "circles" I was telling you about. They really ended up being hexagons (or umbrellas really) for my doll swap quilt--"A Day at the Beach." I'm trying to decide if I should add some embellishments. As you can see I added beads to the umbrella tops. I'm trying to decide if I should add beads, ribbons, or anything at all to the water's edge.

Here are some beads I was trying out, but I'm just not sure about them.

I got up in the middle of the night to rescue some tulle I had in a bag to throw out. I thought it might just be the perfect thing to use, or some organza type ribbon. Any suggestions? I might wander around JoAnns to see if anything jumps out at me.

Hmmm, maybe I could do some quilting with some decorative/metallic thread? Now there's an idea! So many possibilities to explore. I hope I can sleep tonight!

9 comments:

diane said...

That is amazing! You are a fabric artist!

TLC said...

It is adorable!! I wish I was the one they gave you for the doll swap! You are so creative and it is turning out so well!!

Bartlett Fam said...

Teach me how to do this!!
I want to add you to my blog... could you send me your info so I can do that?

dianna said...

That is so cute Tina. I like the idea of the metallic thread. It would add a shimmer to the water. I love the umbrellas!! Wow, don’t you hate to give it away?

Wendy said...

It took me a minute to see "the beach", until you mentioned umbrellas. What a great idea. I love it!

Tina said...

bartlett fam: All you need is my blog address, so I think you're set if you want to add me to your blog. If you need help, go to my profile and e-mail me. I don't have any way to get a hold of you.

ferntyler said...

I love it - the little accent on the umbrellas is perfect and I love the idea of something metallic (i actually like the bead thing you had going on - sort of water foamy?) like when you are at the beach in the afternoon and all you can see when you look out is the reflection on the water.. so cute!

Ravenhill said...

What an amazing quilt. Now I am getting nervous about the doll quilt swap after seeing your beautiful and so advanced quilt... Impressive!!!
~emily in Norway

Tina said...

Ravenhill: You are too kind. Thank you! I feel the same way when I look at other people's doll quilts.