Doll Quilt Swap

Mini Doll Quilt

Doll Quilt Swap  is always so much fun.  It’s one of the biggest swaps on flickr and I always loved being challenged to try something new and please my partner.

This time, my partner was Amy.  Here was her inspiration mosaic:

click on photo to find links to the original quilts.

I was drawn to all the squares in squares in her mosaic.  Amy also said she loved Red Pepper Quilts and lots of color.  I am also a big fan of RPQ and I thought it would be fun to make a mini version of this quilt.  The original measures 60″x64″ and mine needed to be under 20″x20″, so I went to work on teeny-weeny-tiny blocks:

mini doll quilt

This block measures 4.5″, so each of those smaller blocks measure 2.25″.  I also decided to fussy-cut cute pictures into several of the blocks, because who doesn’t love little fussy cut pictures!

hand-quilted doll quilt

I made the blocks every so slightly wonky and hand-quilted it in Perle thread.  I really wanted it to have that quaint, crafted by hand, feel.

mini doll quilt

The finished quilt measures about 18″x 12″ and is framed in a Kona Coal binding.

I used Farmdale “Crossing” by Alexander Henry for the back.  I live in Petaluma, CA, which is the “Butter and Eggs” capital of the US.  Chickens are a pretty BIG deal here.  I thought I would send Amy a little bit Northern Cali.

Mini Doll Quilt, Farmdale

Thanks, Amy, for being a great swap partner!

I am linking up with “Fabric Tuesday” over at Quilt Story today.

Fresh Poppy Design

4 thoughts on “Doll Quilt Swap

  1. This is my first time using spray baste, and I didn’t find it smelled at all. I used a drop cloth on my garage floor and opened the garage door. I love it! Thanks for visiting.

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