Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Doll quilt


About a week ago I was reading in some of my quilt books while it was poring rain outside.


Every time I came back to two doll quilts in the book: American Folk Art Quilts by Maggi McCormick
and I decided to play with the fabrics I bought last spring in Texas to make a nice memory of this trip.
I only had to add a few from my stash to get the feel I want. 


The plaid next to the blue fabric is an old dutch fabric :-) 


The backing is a fabric I bought in 1994! even before I ever made a quilt .


I choose this fabric for the binding. It is perfect in my opinion. Only I have just a little piece of it and I found it hard to use it as a binding. So I decided to make the binding from a single fabric strip so I had to cut less fabric from this piece. 


Sewing the binding on. 


I cross-hatched the squares and made circles on the border. 



...and Voila! Here it is, washed and dried in the dryer for the cozy look. Don't you think it is asking for a knitted bear ;-)

Lucy

37 comments:

May Britt said...

A beutiful little quilt that needs a knitted bear. I have had the same problem using a fabric I love very much. But it is better using in than storing it in a box.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

It's beautiful and your fabric choices are perfect. I agree. It's needs a little bear!

Marga (MarPie) said...

Hij/zij is erg leuk geworden.

Julie in the Barn said...
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Julie in the Barn said...

What a sweet little quilt. Your choices are perfect.

Kathie said...

Oh Lucy it is beautiful. So you!

Bubbling Arroyo said...

It is good to know the details. There is lot that goes in making a quilt and the last picture is just absolutely wonderful.

David said...

Love this little quilt as well as the progress photos... an inspiring post...Making a little quilt in memory of a great trip... with fabrics bought during thi strip is a great idea ;-)

Jan said...

So sweet; yes, it is in need of a bear, or a dolly!

Gale, Ky quilter said...

Lucy this is beautiful! I wish you could blog more because you inspire me so much. :) Have a great day!

Jans said...

Low volume quilts.
Daar heeft het iets van weg.
Prachtig.
Groet Janny S.

Doniene said...

Cute, cute, cute!! It is funny - I've been playing with a quilt in my head and it kinda looks like this - only I was going to make it a crib size quilt!!! Now I know I will love it!!

Phyllis said...

... or a Texas vase!
Great little quilt, love everything about it, the story, the fabrics, the quilting...nice, nice, nice!

Janet said...

It's wonderful Lucy! It perfectly captures the charm and look of the quilts in the book. I especially like the circles you've quilted in the border - your quilting is always so lovely!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Sew cute!

Ann said...

I love simple quilts like these Lucy, your fabrics are so beautiful, love the blue plaid and the quilting.

Adele said...

It's such a cute little quilt...out of interest what is the name of the batting that you used.

Thanks Adele

Ольга Т. said...

Милый и уютный квилт! Все лоскутки в дело уходят.

Nifty Quilts said...

Absolutely! Great quilt.

Raewyn said...

It really is lovely. The story behind it is great too, with the inclusion of old fabrics and new. A Teddy Bear will love it I'm sure.

ria vogelzang said...

Prachtig geworden!! En ook een heel leuk idee om zonnebloemen in een zinken emmer te zetten! ;)
Als het buiten niet zomers is, dan maar binnen.....
Fijne dag!

ineke said...

Wat een schattig quiltje is het geworden.Denk zomaar dat er eerdaags een beer in beeld komt????
Fijne dag en groetjes ineke

quiltygal said...

Gorgeous ...so inspiring :)

Ulli said...

such a sweet little quilt!!!
I like your blog very very much,you have such great fabric choices and beautiful photos, very inspirative!!!!

Lori R said...

Good morning Lucy! I just discovered your blog and see that we like all of the same things. I like small interesting sewing projects, hand and machine, and I am always getting sidetracked by a little knitting, too. Recently I have played with beads and wool felt.It is all so much fun. If you would like to visit my blog: http://talkischeapquilts.blogspot.com/

Diane said...

Lucy, I’m always excited to see a new post and project from you. Little quilts are perfect for satisfying a creative urge or making a memento. Your hand quilting is beautiful. I’ve not seen that circle border motif before.

Lori said...

What a fun little quilt to commemorate your trip.
Are you still biking? I hope all is well with you.

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

Lucy, it's adorable!! i love the washed crinkly look, i have also done that with some of my doll quilts. i love the cosy vintagey appearance..gorgeous!!
cheers...Marian

Katherine said...

So beautiful, Lucy! *sigh* How I love your work! :)

Holly Field Designs said...

Hello! I just discovered your blog and look forward to reading older posts. I LOVE your little quilt. Do you knit bears? I primarily quilt, but have always knitted. Could you please send me in the direction of knitted bear patterns? p.s. I also have a very big family of the furry type of bears, and they may need a new cousin! Thanks, Holly

Katie, Julep and Derby's Mom said...

I love your blog ... how can I follow? I'm new to the quilting world but love to make American Girl doll clothing ... and never thought about making a doll quilt for practice!

All the best,
Katie from
www.westiejulep.blogspot.com
[it's about westies and beyond including quilting]
and

www.katiesews4fun.blogspot.com
[is just a place I keep track of all the AG clothing I make]

Joanne said...

Beautiful little quilt!
I always use a narrow, single binding for small quilts - no point wasting fabric.

happiestathome said...

Hi Lucy,

I found your blogs yesterday, and am quite taken with them. I love the 365 one, and am considering doing my own 365 project. As for quilting, that has been something I have been wanting to try for a few years now, but never knew where to begin. Your quilts are so beautiful. Do you have any tips or directions in which to point a novice? Any book or tutorial or anything? I don't know the first thing about starting, other than to cut the pieces. It's intimidating to me, but my desire to quilt is bigger than the intimidation. :)

Thanks for the inspiration!
Warm Regards,
Shani
Illinois, USA

happiestathome said...

Hi Lucy,

Thanks for the visit and the advice. I have some older women friends who are quilters; you have me thinking I should ask them for lessons. Thanks again!

Shani x

Sherri ~ daintytime said...

I like doll quilts so much better than mini-quilts. This is a particularly sweet one.

Eelika said...

It´s a lovely blog!

Mette said...

I like the way you mix your fabrics. Very inspiring.