Thursday, April 5, 2018

Finished Doll Quilts!








Freshly sewn doll quilts hanging on the laundry line!

Whew! On this windy day that picture was harder to get than it looks!
I'm really happy with how these sweet doll quilts turned out.  As usual, the fabrics are reproduction fabrics. My faves are civil war era and the feed sack era.

Have you wanted to try stitching your own little quilt? Let me recommend using pre-cuts to start.

The colors and designs in each pack are coordinated and the fabric is already cut and ready to sew.

Pre-cuts can be found in quilt shops and online fabric stores. The most useful ones for little quilts are charm packs (5" precut squares) and mini charm packs (2.5" precut squares). The 5" squares can be broken down into strips like the pink and brown quilt in the photo or cut into smaller squares like in the blue and brown quilt. Or use a mini charm pack for the little squares. Squares are just the beginning in quilt design! And you don't have to make them out of reproduction fabric. Antique doll quilts weren't antiques when they were made. 😉 And there are awesome modern fabrics in the stores right now!



See that green grass? That happened over night. And on my walk down to the mailbox these bright and cheery blooms made me smile.
Even though more snow is supposed to be coming, at least the grass will be even greener after it melts!






6 comments:

  1. I am sure you know that I am loving your little quilts by now ~ I need to make a few, used to make a bunch in hrs past..thank you for reminding me of a previous love 💗💕 is

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    1. I love that you’re loving them! 😁 They are so endearing. ❤️

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  2. Hi Terri,
    I just love your first photo!!! I have a large collection of old tomato pincushions and they are such a favorite of mine!! Also, your sweet quilts are so darling and I appreciate your suggestions about making one!! I love the repro fabrics, as well as older textiles, too!! Seeing that red barn makes me miss my time living in PA!!! We will be in the 90's here in AZ today and would love to be able to send you some!!!
    Would love to invite you to stop by and visit my blog sometime, too!! Primitive Heartstrings!!
    Hope you enjoy your weekend!
    Heart Hugs~
    Julie

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  3. Hi Julie. Thanks for the lovely comments! I love the old tomato pin cushions too. If this weather keeps up, they might be the only tomatoes I get this year 😉. So cool that you used to live in PA!
    Headed over to enjoy your blog!

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  4. I found you thru Lori at Notforgotten Farm. Like what I am seeing. Will come back again.

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you'll be back. That's encouraging!

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