Wednesday, November 13, 2013

More Doll Quilts

I went to a quilt retreat last weekend, in beautiful San Juan Bautista. This is what I came home with:

The first thing I worked on was this little bow tie quilt. I had already pre-cut the pieces, so it went pretty quickly. This is the first time I've ever made the bow tie block. It was very easy, but next time I'd like to try doing it the "real" way, with the center as a separate piece, and requires set-in seams. ha ha. I feel the same way about that subject as Audrey over at Quilty Folk. But see how much cuter her bow ties are than mine? I also need to learn to hand piece ~ 

When I got home I pin basted it, and marked it with my hera. I guess I should have taken a pix of the hera. Its this plastic thingie with a sharpish edge, that you run down the side of a ruler onto your quilt, to mark your quilting lines. It makes a dent in the fabric. You can kinda see it on the pink bow tie.

Next one I worked on was this little "Americana" type quilt. I had intended to make a star medallion quilt with hourglasses and triangle squares, but something told me to make this instead. I marked this with my chalk roller because I wasn't sure of the spacing of the lines at first, and the chalk rubs off so easily when you need to make a change. 

Lastly, I worked on this. About a year or so ago I acquired a tiny bundle of fat eighths of Cocheco Mills prints, and was saving them for some unknown special project. More recently I bought half yard cuts of the Dressing Gowns line, and thought they'd make a pretty good combination so I thought I'd give it a try. Some of them came out sorta blend-y, but I like it. The blocks will finish at four inches. I'm not sure how many more I'll make, or how I will set them, but I want to keep it small.

Here are the leftover triangle squares - the start of another doll quilt! 



  1. Oh I just love your projects! The fabrics you use are wonderful. I do prefer the bow-ties the 'classic' way, but yours are very sweet.:)

  2. I've been avoiding bow ties because of the set in seams but I think yours look great! Great fabrics too.

  3. Sweet little quilts! I love your fabric selections too.

  4. Such cute little projects! I love each one!!