Saturday, January 8, 2011

Snow and Sew


Today's weather forecast is for snow, snow, snow.  What better way to spend the day than piecing!  Following a breadcrumb trail from Barbara Brackman's 'Civil War Quilts' blog this morning, I found this sweet doll quilt (circa 1895) in the North Carolina Museum of History quilt collection.


Most of last year I exercised constraint on starting new projects, but lately I've done an 'about face'.  Today I'm focusing on recreating this simple, yet graphic, doll quilt.  The original computes to 2" squares (23.6" x 23.8"), but I'm leaning toward 1 3/4" sq (21" sq finished) or 1 1/2" sq (18" sq finished) - whichever scrap strip pile is larger.

Barring an electrical outage, I'll post later today/tomorrow with progress - hopefully, a completed top!

12 comments:

Cheryl said...

It is adorable! I love doll quilts. Small commitments, so to speak!

FatQuarterQuiltFarm said...

Totally do-able and perfect for a day like today! Happy New Year!

fabriquefantastique said...

Nice to have a snow day sometimes. Also a big BB fan

Dolly said...

Great idea........we put too many restrictions on things that we shouldn't !

Sounds like you're in for a fun day !

Sharon said...

Snow days are so perfect for hibernating in the sewing room! Enjoy!

Kathie said...

hope your having fun in the sewing room watching the snow fall and making your little quilt
its a cutie!!!! can't wait to see your fabric choices
should I add it to my list too?
Kathie

Sherrill said...

I like that and the idea of the small size (I got an ADORABLE old-looking doll cradle) but think that might also be an awesome and easy quilt for Quilts of Valor if enlarged!

Jean said...

Your project sounds like great fun. It really appeals to me. I am following Barbara Brackman's Civil War blocks as well, and just picked out my fabric for #2.

Quilt Hollow said...

I just love sweet little doll quilts. Did you get much snow? We won't get out of the 30's this week...brrr

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Just found your blog, and I love it! Looking forward to more.

Lori said...

I look forward to seeing your recreation!

YankeeQuilter said...

How fun...doll quilts are a great way to start the year!