Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Four-Patch with Border

Here's a little doll quilt on a doll's ironing board.

It's a copy of a quilt from Childhood Treasurers, Doll Quilts By and For Children, by Merikay Waldvogel.  Here is the quilt in the book, on page 27, Four-Patch with Chintz, circa 1850.  It's 17 1/2 by 17 inches.

The original quilt is made so the pieced blocks are on the surface of the bed, and the border falls to the sides and end of the bed.  

Here's my version:

Mine is 18 1/2 by 18 inches, and is machine pieced, and hand quilted.  

It was fun to make this quilt, and I hope you enjoy seeing it.  The hand quilting is my first attempt, and I have much to learn, but I enjoyed it.


Martha said...

You created such a sweet reproduction of that quilt, Judy. Your fabrics are perfect, and I love the 3-sided border. The ironing board and iron are adorable as well.

Mary said...

Darling!!! I love this book. It's so full of inspiration.