Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Matching Doll Quilt

So remember yesterday I mentioned I was going to turn these scraps into a new doll quilt??


Well I did, and I am just head over heels about it!!!   I wanted to use all of the prints so I decided to use the star pattern that I used for this block tutorial, I just used solid pieces of fabric instead of scrappy ones and scaled the size down just a bit.  I alternated the darker prints and the lighter prints to really make each blade of the star stand out.


Then to finish the quilt, I added a 1" white border around the star block, added a scrappy tile row to the top and bottom for length, and then one more 1" white border to the top and bottom.  I even had a little bit of the binding left from my daughter's Star quilt, so I used that to bind it.


 I am so excited how the quilting turned out!!!  I really wanted to star to pop so I stitched in the ditch around it and the scrappy tile rows.  I think it really helped to add definition to the blades of the star and I love the bit of puffy!!  (Although, there are a few places that aren't quite in the ditch, I still need to work on that :)


Then I quilted the the background in the same echoed paisley design (see video tutorial here)  that I did on the stars quilt but just did it in a micro size.  Isn't it just so stinking cute.  I love small stitching and I finished at about the same time I was starting to regret doing it so small.  That's such a perk of small quilts :)


So that's the last minute Christmas gift checked off :)  Yippee Skippee!!!


But you know I couldn't leave it at that, tee hee hee.  I am totally inspired.  With this cute new modern quilt the doll needs a cute little modern outfit.  And I talked to my MIL and she agreed to guide me along the way.  So sewing today will be tackling one of these.  Wish me luck!!


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16 comments:

  1. I love that your daughter and her doll have matching quilts! Good luck on the clothes :)

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  2. It's perfectly perfect, in every way!!! Lucky dolly....and her mommy.

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  3. How adorable! Your daughter will LOVE this.

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  4. The doll quilt is great. Good luck on the sewing, you can do it.

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  5. So cute! I've been making some doll clothes over here too. Have fun!

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  6. Very cute! Have fun making doll clothes - I loved making them for my kids when they were little and now that I have an 18-month-old granddaughter, I can't wait to start. For Christmas this year though, I am giving her a little tote bag with some of the clothes I made for her mother's dollys.

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  7. Yes, it is "so stinking cute." Your daughter is a lucky child to have you make this for her. Have a Merry Christmas.

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  8. Just think, these will be passed down to her daughter. :)

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  9. So cute! Good luck with the clothes :o)

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  10. Oh my goodness you have made my day you sweet lady!! I have these patterns too. I have made some clothes but not the blanket. I want to tell you how much I appreciate you. I have been a little down since last week and stopped sewing. You have lifted my spirits and I thank you. I am going to go sew some doll clothes!

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  11. Such a darling quilt! Perfect! Good luck, today. I am sure you will do fine. :)

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  12. Go with the bottom pattern. I have used that one and it turns out beautifully. I used a soft denim (old pair of jeans) and created a pair of jeans and jacket for a porcelain doll and I love them.
    Good luck. I love sewing dolls clothes and have lots but I have never seen the top pattern you have, I love the poncho in that one.
    Have fun sewing and I look forward to seeing the end results.

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  13. That mini quilt is DARLING!! I'm sure she's going to absolutely LOVE it :)

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  14. The matching quilt turned out fantastic! I know your daughter will just love it!

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from each and every one of you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa