Thursday, June 28, 2012

Pair of Doll Quilts


Here are my two recent finished doll quilts.  The green one is true in color, but I don't know what happened to the one patch of squares.  Yikes, this one is so much brighter, and not nearly so yellow as it appears.  Anyway, there is a little surprise in the latter - a tiny four patch.  I'm hoping to complete the quilting on many of my already basted, and ready to quilt, doll quilt tops.  They are really a joy to hand quilt - nearly instant gratification, and a fun summer project, I think.  Easily portable to work on on the porch, inside while "watching" tv, at a sew-in with a friend.  I just love everything about them, and hope to hang some on a wall in a spare bedroom.   For now, I do enjoy just looking through the growing stack of little quilts.  Are you on the doll quilt bandwagon yet?

19 comments:

Janet O. said...

Wow--I really had to look to find the 4-patch. Very cute little quilts. Yes, I have been bitten by the "mini" bug. : )

Kathie said...

so cute!!! love that you added the 4 patch to the second quilt...I love when quilts have surprises in them, draws you in to look closer in mho!
ah yes one can never have enough little quilts :)
Kathie

Mimi said...

Cute, cute, cute.

Kyle said...

Cute quilts. I admire everyone's minis,but don't make many myself. They really are delightful. Maybe someday.

Heartsdesire said...

Yes, I've made quite a few small quilts and doll quilts. I love playing with all my scraps of mostly Civil War fabrics, and hope to get some of these quilts hand quilted over the summer. I find that the light is so much better in summer, which makes it easier to see what I'm doing. Love your quirky little 4-patch.

Rose said...

Yes, Yes, Yes. I have caught the mini or doll quilt bug. I feel that you can be so much more creative because they are small and take very little fabric. I'm willing to try things that I would not with a bigger project.

Eileen said...

They are beautiful! i especially love the green one a favorite color.

The Civil War Quilter said...

Love, LOVE, the little doll quilts. Precious!!!

Tammy said...

I love your DQs. I'm on the bandwagon. I participate in the Quilting Board's monthly DQ Swap. It's so much fun and you meet such wonderful people!

Dawn said...

I've been hopping on and off the little quilt bandwagon depending on the way the wind blows...
Yours are darling, thank you for sharing.

MARCIE said...

Love those little quilts! Simple designs always win my heart!

Barb said...

what's better than a doll quilt? 2 cute doll quilts!!!
Love these little sweeties!

Lori said...

I love your little quilts! I love to make them as well!!

Juliann said...

Lovely little quilts and a great reminder that I have a few small quilts waiting for some attention.

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Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh lovely!

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

i am just going to HAVE to make a doll quilt....these are just too darn cute!!

Nyima said...

Charming.

Donʻt stop now that youʻre on this roll!

calicosan said...

Hello Jan,I love "the not true color" in this little quilt, it looks like an antique quilt!I just found your blog via barrister blocks blog, I will be returning!:)I had to chuckle when I read your post above where you said "don't spend Sunday afternoon looking for breadcrumbs on the web", lol, which I was doing and continued to do this afternoon, I don't know why I came up with the idea of searching out quilt blogs, just what I needed was more distractions, buttt I like to think that they are a place to get inspired ?! Happy Quilting Jan :)
Sandie