Monday, December 01, 2008

Update

After a lot of questions about the size of the squares, I realize that I forgot to write the details about my latest Doll quilt.

- Machine pieced.
- Hand quilted.
- Batting: 100 % Hobbs bleached cotton. (I used this batting because I had the right size leftover! I find this batting is perfect for my minis. It’s a thin batting which makes it easy to quilt.)
- Finished size: 74 cm. x 62 cm. (29 x 24 inch)
- The finished size of the tiny square is: 1.5 cm. That’s almost 5/8 inch.

Lucy

17 comments:

janet said...

What lovely wee quilts, I like it that you put the datails about size batting etc. I'm going to start collecting some precut squares now and keep them in a special place just for whenever I want to do a small doll quilt.

Kathie said...

Lucy love the close up
not sure I could ever work that small. I LOVE the look of these small quilts though so maybe I have to just try!
love the fabrics and of course the quilting :)

Tazzie said...

Just adorable Lucy, and even more delightful up close.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Judy said...

Yes, I agree it's fabulous and adorable Lucy! When you made the top, you said 2.5 cm x 2.5 cm which sent me to my ruler and I figured out it was 1x1" squares. That's something I always tossed, so never again. I got my little tin and started saving! Someday I'll have enough for a mini of my own!

Patty said...

Such beautiful work Lucy...
Are you getting ready for Christmas yet ?

sewprimitive karen said...

So pretty, like Kathie and Tazzie, just LOVE the close-up. If there are Christmas lights on your street, could you post a picture of it sometime? It must be so pretty.

Lea said...

It's sooooo cute. I love your idea for cutting leftover and keep in a tin can. I started to doing that. It's perfect for my hand piecing project! Thank you for the great idea, Lucy!:-)

julia said...

Hi Lucy,
wow - I admire your work, it's fabulous! Before I wasn't a fan of small quilts (or even doll quilts) as I didn't really know what to do with them...now - after seeing your gorgeous quilts - I think I love them - such a great opportunity to use scraps & to test different designs...and to challenge yourself to handle smaller pieces. I'll just ignore my significant other who said he doesn't want to have quilts on walls ;o) !
Cheers, Julia
~thank you for inspiring me!

karenfae said...

wow! those are tiny squares, it turned out so cute - someone will be glad to have that for a doll quilt.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Carolien said...

Hij is wel helemaal om flieft op te worden!

Groetjes, Carolien

Janet said...

Wow those are small pieces! Your closeup picture is lovely.

Heather said...

I love the tiny squares you have made. What a wonderful way to use up all the scraps.

Marisa said...

Awesome, so cute, so tiny! I'm in love with your quilt. I want it for Christmas! I've been good all year, I swear.

Ethne said...

Since finding your blog you've had me wanting to get organised to make mini quilts - I've always saved my scraps, no matter what the size, now I know why - so I see a day somepoint over the holidays where I organise the scraps and cut them down to standard block sizes and store ready for use - oh but what project though to start on that's the BIG problem

Fanny said...

Love your work!! VERY inspiring.

Got any tips for machine piecing those tiny pieces??

Shasta said...

Lucy, all these quilts are absolutely adorable. And so tiny! Certainly an inspiration.

julieQ said...

Your work is so pretty, with those tiny pieces. I love your combination of scrappy, pink and green, it is just very antique looking! Your stitches are lovely...