Thursday, February 20, 2014

doll quilt and pillow for Darcy


I started this doll quilt for my 2 year old great niece the same night I started these. (I have a LOT of unused charm squares so this will not be the last doll quilt you see.) This is a pastel set of Amy Butler squares I bought an age ago. I decided to add another row to make it a square quilt this time. Aaaand this time I broke down and did actual machine quilting and binding. So I guess you could say this is my very first completed actual For Reals bonafide quilt. Yay!


 

It's really squared up quite nicely despite the wonky look of the photo. After this I figured out there is a presser foot designed for perfect 1/4 inch seams (I'm a novice quilter OK? haha). I ordered that baby right away on Ebay and it's en route. That should make piecing more accurate. 

All fabrics were pulled unearthed from my stash. That's a coordinating Amy Butler print for the backing and pillow. (My mom is here visiting and she's trying to organize my fabric shelves, bless her.)


Thought I'd give it a test run with an actual doll! I hope Darcy will enjoy it. Happy birthday, sweet girl.

7 comments:

  1. Very pretty! You're 3 ahead of me in the quilting department. I just haven't had the hankering yet.

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    1. Grandma G, I have wanted to make a quilt for years, but my other projects always seem to get in front. These small ones are easy and quick.

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  2. Great job on your "first" quilt! It's so bright and fun! That little doll looks quite content :)

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    1. Thanks, Ashton! Haha, yes, it seems a bit strange it is my first one, with all the piecing I seem to have done. I'm working on another one as we speak for a little birthday party tomorrow.

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