Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Little Quilts

So far this month, I've finished seven small quilt tops for doll quilts, wall hangings, or table toppers. The smallest is 13" x 16". The largest 19" x 28".    Now I need to prepare them to be quilted.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Pinwheel Doll Quilt

Here is a doll quilt I've just finished.  It is 12" square, hand-pieced and hand-quilted.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Preparing for 2019

I want to start making doll (small) quilts again and will start in January.  In preparation, I've been going through my scraps.  I also was lucky enough to find these two booklets.

I've signed up for Temecula Quilts Quirky Quilt Club which will send me six little quilt kits during the year.   That, and all the patterns and photos I've been collecting recently, should get me started.  See you in 2019!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Broken Dishes Doll Quilt


The blocks in this quilt are 4" square and the quilt itself is 16" x 20".  It was a fun little quilt to make!

Here are close up photos of some of the blocks.  

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

More Patterns

I'd forgotten I had these patterns until I looked at Kathleen Tracy's webpage (Country Lane Quilts) and saw them listed for sale as individual patterns.  I'd bought them a couple of years ago as part of a doll quilt club which is, alas, no longer available, although individual patterns still can be purchased.  She also offers some free doll quilt patterns on that site.  Take a peek!

Monday, January 28, 2013

January, 2013 Small Quilt of the Month

January is chose-your-own pattern month for the Small Quilt of the Month 2013 challenge.  I went for Broken Dishes from Prairie Children and Their Quilts by Kathleen Tracy because it's an easy pattern and I'm almost out of time!  I like an alternative setting she showed in her blog better than the quilt in the book and that's what I used. You can find it here.  It helps that it also requires piecing fewer blocks.  

Of course, I used some of my new scraps along with some of my old ones!  Here are some I pulled to audition.  I didn't use them all and added quite a few others.  I'm piecing the blocks now, I've found a good setting fabric for the alternate blocks, and am searching for a good border fabric.  I really, really want to make this quit in time for the deadline so I'd better get busy!  Stay tuned!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Scrap Fabrics!

I don't have enough fabric!   Ummm...well, actually I do.  I have boxes and boxes of it, but I am a strong believer that it's not possible to have too much fabric and I don't always have the right fabrics.  So what did I do last week?  Well, I headed over to Homestead Hearth and purchased three of their remnant bags.  Each bag contains one pound of fabric, about 2 1/2 - 3 yards.  And these are not tiny little scraps either!  They're wonderful to expand your stash and inspire more quilts.  I bought three of them.  I chose the 1800 repro fabrics; the other choices are contemporary florals and prints or a combination of the two.  When I bought them there was a delay of 7-10 days because so many people had ordered them.  The delay is now listed as 21-28 days, but it is well worth the wait.  I know I'll be back for more.

Here's a sample: