Sunday, February 23, 2014

yes, another doll quilt and pillow



More stash busting, this time for a girlie girl we love named Jocelyn, who just turned seven. I'm told her American Girl doll needs a cozy place to sleep so this set will be put to good use right away. The charm pack du jour is Hoopla by Moda. I have really loved putting these quilts together. They make a special and useful handmade gift but are not a huge investment in time or materials. You probably have what you need on hand to make a set at any given time given a couple of evenings notice.


The blue on white swiss dot fabric just keeps on giving. What a great thrift store find that's been. I used it here for the backing and also for the pillow. And I still have a few more yards.


I think that's all the doll quilts for now. I have another top pieced together from the Magical Endless Box of Charm Squares, but no end user in mind for it yet. And I have acquired much quilting knowledge. I have now installed and used my walking foot (thanks to this helpful tutorial) and am comfortable with square corner binding. Baby steps.

12 comments:

  1. I've been feeling quilty lately too- I've made a few doll quilts and I even did fancy quilting on one of them!!! They're so quick and fun, and the perfect project for charm squares. Why do I keep buying them???

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    1. I'm working up to fancy quilting...not ready for that yet! I can barely get the straight lines done correctly. You buy charms for the same reason I do -- they are like candy. Hard to resist.

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  2. this is so adorable - love those prints!

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  3. This is adorable. Any little girl would love it. Nice work!

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  4. Cute! Your quilt plans will soon grow with your imagination. My first quilt was a doll quilt and every time I pick it up I relive the OMG WHAT AM I DOING feeling, and I smile. Enjoy, Larissa!

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    1. Hi, KJordan. It was a good place to start...less intimidating. I have a bunch of fabric sitting on the floor that is supposed to be a larger quilt that I don't feel so scared of now.

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  5. I found this binding tutorial from the Fat Quarter Shop a few weeks ago- and I've used it on 3 quilts since and although I was skeptical at first, I am LOVING how it turns out! Hope you don't mind a link in your comments. :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6k63ZGAS2Xo

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  6. I love all the doll quilts you've made lately! This one is my favorite though, the colors and prints are so cheery!

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    1. thanks so much, Rachel L K! I enjoyed putting them together.

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