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Down Under Doll Quilt Swap

Mini Mini

by Kate on June 30, 2011

A recipient of the Down Under Doll Quilt Swap is still waiting for her mini quilt which is pretty bloody disappointing when you consider the cut off was the end of May. *sigh* Normally, I would totally understand – life can get in the way but given I have had no response from the maker…well, […]


Round 2 of the Down Under Doll Quilt Swap has finished and here are a selection of some of the quilts that were created. 1. who’s a lucky duck then ?, 2. Untitled, 3. mini on the line, 4. Received! – Down Under Doll Quilt Swap 2, 5. sent away, 6. Downunder Doll Quilt Swap […]


Slant Doll Quilt – a tutorial

by Kate on April 13, 2011

The selection of fabrics from last week have made it into this mini. This quilt was made for my partner in the Down Under Doll Quilt Swap and should you want to try one for yourself, you can find the tutorial here. It measures 18.5″ square, is backed with an echino fat quarter and quilted […]


Making a start: Doll Quilt

by Kate on April 7, 2011

I am lucky enough to work with a very experienced patch worker (another Kate), one who hand pieces and hand quilts every single quilt. They are remarkable and I am really looking forward to the day (read: when the kids are a lot older) when I have enough time to dedicate to hand piecing and […]


Down Under Doll Quilt Swap: Round 2

by Kate on March 9, 2011

These are some of my favourite and most inspiring quilts on flickr, all very different but special in their own way. I sometimes look at the quilts that pop up on flickr and think I would never try and make one similar on a large scale. ‘To hard’ or ‘to time consuming’ but doll quilts […]


Down Under Doll Quilt Swap…

by Kate on September 13, 2010

The most beautiful quilt arrived from Cathy last week, made from linen and Anna Maria’s Horner’s Little Folks – which you can purchase locally here. Cathy has done a wonderful job, her craftsmanship is exceptional. Not only did she make me a wonderful quilt but she spoilt me with ric-rac and the most exquisite buttons […]


Golden Haze…

by Kate on July 12, 2010

Another mini quilt, this time for my secret partner in The Down Under Doll Quilt Swap. There are only 18 of us in this swap so I’m thinking once my partner sees this, they will know that it is for them.  I trawled through my partner’s blog a few weeks ago, it contains some beautiful […]