Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Mountain Trail

Mountain Trails little quilt top is completed.  I reduced Lori's pattern from 20 to 12 blocks.  This is a more usable size for my doll beds.  Lots of fun to sew, even though I had to work on my 1/4" a bit due to cutting lengths of strips beforehand.  This is a method I've not used before, and it certainly creates accuracy.   I've been on a doll, or little, quilt roll lately, and many other bloggers appear to be also.  Thanks for another fun quilt-along, Lori!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

I'm Back

I've been missing from posting lately for a number of reasons.  Thanks to Vicki for picking up the slack with some great posts!
This bluework block was an Ebay purchase this summer - she is blue, and she is reading, which makes her nearly perfect in my eyes.
I made a few doll quilt tops, too.  This one was from Cheri Payne's wonderful blog,  www.quiltsbycheri.blogspot.com , where Cheri shares quilt alongs every month.  I haven't seen one that I don't like!
The next three are ones that came to be from just messin' around.
I thought it would be fun to save the last scrap of favorite fabrics by featuring them in doll quilts.  The pink and green piece was the starting point in the first one.  I thought it would be fun to hand quilt it as if it were a block, hence the white markings.
The blue medallion center fabric was also the last piece.  Not sure of how I would like to quilt it, but am thinking of freehand lines.

Finally, this one is leftover bricks, scraps, and a string.
These were all sewn in stolen moments when there wasn't time, or inclination, to sew anything larger, or that required anything other than just playing with fabric.