8/1/11

Doll Quilt


Some of you are involved in swaps, and I've been envious of all the little squishies you get in the mail.  This month, I signed up for a couple of swaps, including a doll quilt swap.  I got my partner's name yesterday, and I got started on my doll quilt right away.  I got this pattern free from the internet, but there were a couple of mistakes in it so I'm not going to link to it.  If you're dying to have it, email me, and I'll send you a corrected copy.  This quilt is about 18 x 12 inches, which is nice because a fat quarter is just about the right amount of fabric for the back.

I'm using this striped fabric, cut on the bias, for the binding.  I've never made a bias-cut binding before, so I'll be learning something new.  I'm planning to quilt it with a straight-line grid.


This was really kind of a fun project.  You can make a whole quilt, small though it is, in a couple of hours.  It's a great way to use scraps and learn a new technique.

9 comments from clever and witty friends:

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

It’s really cute, Barb. The stripe fabric will complement the quilt quite well I think, too. This size is my absolute favorite-in fact, I may have to bring the machine inside to the kitchen table and throw down some stitches myself this week; thanks for insoiration.

Aliene said...

Just got through looking st all your treasures. I think that must have been a lot of fun.

Darlene's Quilts and Stuff said...

I love making doll quilts for others and have done a lot over the years. I have quite a collection that I have swapped for. Your is very pretty. I know she will love it.

LynCC said...

Pretty, pretty fabric for the binding. :) It goes so nicely with your lovely quilt top.

cinderella11pm said...

Good Monday afternoon to you Barbara.

I love quilts - and blue and purple are two of my favorite colors too:)
You are very creative to do that in a few hours.

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Kate said...

Very cute! So small! Not sure I could piece something so little! Great job!

Stray Stitches said...

Wonderful doll quilt! The stripe cut on the bias will make a great binding :)

Anne said...

I am a fan of doll quilts and love the one you made. Great eclectic mix of fabrics.

Paula said...

lovely doll quilt. I believe the strips would work great for the binding.

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