My favorite quilt at the 10th Anniversary Fabrics and Fabrications Quilt Show at the Southport Congregational Church last week was the dollhouse quilt by Mary Julia Skwar.
Wonderfun - 2010
This bed quilt was machine pieced and quilted, hand embroiderd and appliqued. It was inspired and adapted from Rosalie Quinlan's pattern "It's a Dollie's Life." I hope the view can have a little laugh looking at the "The Day the Stuffed Animals Came Alive and Decided to Have Some Whimsical Wonderfun." It was professionally quilted by Sandy Morawsky of Sew Inspired Quilt Shop and Studio. - Mary Julia Skwar
I love the whimsy and the mischief the stuffed animals concocted. Let's take a closer look at each block. Click on the photo to enlarge it and see the details.
How cute is this quilt? I think the sock monkey (first picture) is one of myfavorites, followed by the teddy bear and the rabbit making carrot cake in the kitchen; and the bathroom scene is simply too much for words. When did you ever think you'd see a toilet on a quilt and find it adorable?
I'm not really a quilter... but after going to this quilt show, I know I'm going to give it a try. I'm drawn to children's/baby's quilts, so that's probably where I'll start. It also has the added advantage of being smaller. Do you have any patterns you might suggest for a beginner? I really like the whimsical.