Hexie doll quilt | New year, new look

Notice something different? I thought it was time to spruce up the old blog and enter the new year with a fresh new look. I am LOVING this clean modern design, it's given me a real boost and getting me all excited about the year ahead!


Alice's doll quilt is finished. I had forgotten how hard hand-quilting can be on the hands, especially when you are trying to do it with a thimble not fit for the purpose. So it took forever, but it's done!


I had originally planned this quilt to feature cottage floral prints by Sevenberry, in a very structured pattern. A few hexagons in I decided I wanted something not overly planned, featuring a lot of my favourite fabric lines, kind of thrown-together rather informally.


It's almost entirely hand stitched, except a bit of machine sewing on the binding (just the front part, I blind stitched the back of the binding by hand). I just luuurve the crinkly vintage look hand quilting gives a quilt, isn't it just wonderful?


The backing fabric is a sweet strawberry print I found at my local Spotlight store, unfortunately there was no information on the selvedge.


The quilt is 50 cm square which I am told is a good size to fit an IKEA doll's bed (which I still need to get! Bad mummy!) I will be sure to post more photos after we get the bed - may need to make a pillow too?. So this lucky little doll has to wait patiently for just a little longer ;-)







17 comments:

  1. This is just lovely, Sedef! So sweet and pretty!

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  2. So pretty... lucky Alice - and doll! A lovely selection of fabrics

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  3. It's adorable Sedef! I love the new look too -- very fresh and clean!

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  4. Absolutely beautiful! You are inspiring me to learn to quilt Sedef!

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  5. I popped over from Instagram to see the new blog design! It is beautiful, so clean and white. The perfect backdrop to your lovely handmades!! I love it very much!!!

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  6. This is just the sweetest little doll's quilt Sedef. I'm sure your Alice will have hours of fun playing dollies with it. I've always longed to do some hexie work, and you've inspired me to get started. Thanks! Lauren

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    1. Oh Lauren how wonderful! Enjoy hexies, they are the best :)

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  7. It all look so wonderful Sedef - your hard work has paid off and thank you so much for including me in your links.
    Jemima
    Tied with a Ribbon

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  8. I love the new design Sedef, it's beautiful! You are very clever. I particularly like the share buttons at the bottom of the posts. I'd love to know how that's done if you get a moment to share? The quilt is stunning too, just my favourite kind of thing. So much eye candy here today!

    S x

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    1. Thank you Sandra :) I emailed you about the share buttons xx

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  9. New blog looks fantastic Sedef and that hexie quilt is gorgeous. Well done!

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