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Monday, May 4, 2015

19 dolls and counting

19 dolls and counting!!!!!!!!!!!! getting ready to sew sashing between the blocks…loving these little dolls…a great mess of colour…just how i like it…colour everywhere…not sure how i ended up in northern canada when i love all the colours of the tropics…did some one make a mistake…
 
  i made little bias strips using clover bias tape makers in four different sizes
 rather then make each strip separately which would have meant sewing 2 inch strip across each sash…i make each strip 4 inches and then cut them in half…once placed in between blocks there is enough variation to make each sash look different
 using my open toe appliqué foot and moving my needle position to the right i am able to sew close to each edge...
 the little strips create a look of dolls floating on a background of coloured lines
 each doll is so different but has common elements to tie her to the grouping
bring on this great "mess of colour" 

10 comments:

What Comes Next? said...

You are so clever! What a great way to make your colourful sashings- they are perfect behind the dolls.

Carla said...

Cute dolls. Looks like a lot of work

Caroline Heinrichs said...

Lordy, Lordy girl this is looking mighty fine and extremely cute on the cute factor. Looks so cool, I see you are having fun with Clover Bias tape, its cool isn't it?

Penny Olive said...

Awesome design and quite unique. Great job!

Liz said...

The detail in your work is amazing! Thanks for sharing your sashing technique - it's such a fun compliment to the dolls!

creaturecomfortquilts said...

The sashing technique gave you such a nice result! The colors are terrific!

Kate said...

The unique sashing is perfect for those blocks. Gorgeous!

Terry Aske Art Quilts said...

What a great way to add bits of colour to the background!

Katie V said...

Oh that is darling! The colors are really bright and they look great against that sashing! Can't wait to see it all come together.

Brenda said...

Love your dolls! how big is this going to be?