Wednesday, November 18, 2009

New Doll Quilt Top Finish

This is the doll quilt that I started at Vicki's sew-in over Halloween weekend. The fabric underneath it is what I think will be the backing. I intend to just do some simple straight line quilting on it. To me, a reproduction doll quilt doesn't require much in the way of quilting. From the old ones that I've seen, they tend to have outline quilting, and that's about it.
Did you notice my boo-boo? In the upper left hand block, the four patchs are turned sideways. As our friend Pat would say, "Oh, well...". It doesn't bother me, so it's staying. Besides, it makes it a bit more interesting, in mho. So does the shortage of the "light" background fabric. The center block has a different light brown print. You can hardly tell, right?
There is enough of the dark brown, so that will be the binding, too, I think. The top measures 22" square. I don't usually make square doll quilts, although I love bed quilts made square. Doesn't the ombre sashing just bring a humble four patch up a notch? So beautiful and versatile. They enrich any quilt that they are used in, I think.

13 comments:

Kath said...

So pretty! I think your choise of backing is perfect and the sideways blocks just make it more homey and special.Kath in England

Kathie said...

oh Jan I love this doll quilt I may just have to make one like it
wow that ombre sashing is just beautiful, now why didn't I buy that fabric too???
great choice for a backing too!

Janet said...

I love it and think that the blocks turned the wrong way make it more interesting. The sashing is terrific

PatchworkRose said...

That Ombre isamazing. Just love the little dollie quilt Great fabric choices all around :-)
Cheers
Lynne

*karendianne. said...

This is a REALLY neat quilt with a lot of interest! I love how the different fabrics worked out. Not a thing bothers me. I think you've got a real winner on your hands to be honest. I'm excited for you. LOVE IT!!!

Carol said...

It's a wonderful quilt...the "little surprises" make it look old. I love it!

Karen said...

I never would have noticed your boo-boo had you not pointed it out. This is a wonderful doll quilt. I wouldn't mind a "people" quilt from the same pattern.

Meredith said...

It looks great. That is a nice way to use the fabric that is in the sashing. I own some of it but enough of it for a people quilt. A little hand quilting and it will be a real charmer.

Kim said...

The fabric has such interesting movement, love that. There are no set in stone rules for fabric use. You did just fine here. :-)

Shasta said...

This is a beautiful quilt. I like scrappy quilts better than completely planned ones - so your changing fabrics is a good thing!

sewprimitive karen said...

ohhhh it is so darling.

YankeeQuilter said...

Great little quilt...the sashing makes the little blocks dance!

Quilt Hollow said...

Wonderful piece...just sweet!!