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Monday, November 26, 2012

Christmas Doll Quilt

While I was at the Dear Jane retreat in Shipshewana, Indiana, I was making churn dash blocks that will finish at 3 inches, for a little Christmas doll quilt:


















Several people stopped and asked me about it, so I thought I'd tell you about it here.  The pattern is a free pattern from the internet, from McCall's Quilting. 

I printed out the pattern some time ago:


It's designed by Darlene Zimmerman, and is called "Peppermint Dash". If you google Peppermint Dash and McCall's Quilting, you should be able to find the free pattern and print it out. It's for a larger quilt, and I halved all the measurements to make the doll sized squares, and also made only 20 churn dash blocks, to downsize it. 

The peppermint candy fabric has been in my stash for quite a while, and when I saw the pattern and the fabric the same day, it fit for a doll quilt.  I'm happy to be using this old fabric, but I think any candy print would look great in this quilt.  I shall add red borders and probably a peppermint striped biased binding.  If you make your version of this doll quilt, please let me know.  I will post more pictures of mine as I progress on it.

I will be back to my sewing machine in Virginia by tomorrow, and will be working on this doll quilt, plus a Christmas fabrics version of Bonnie Hunter's Easy Street quilt.  I can't wait!

14 comments:

  1. Oh, how cute! I love how you used that peppermint fabric. So sweet! :)

    Judy

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  2. The peppermint fabric is so much fun! It will be a perfect holiday quilt!!

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  3. Super cute!! I'm looking forward to seeing your progress!

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  4. Very Cute! Love the peppermint fabric.

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  5. Just gorgeous! Makes me want to start making 3 inch blocks and I really need to be keeping my attention on Bonnie's mystery :-)

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  6. What a fun doll quilt. Lucky doll!

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  7. I think I printed this out at one point too! Love seeing it in "real life"-what a perfect doll quilt.

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  8. I LOVE this! Red and white quilts are my favorite, and that peppermint candy fabric is so perfect for this doll quilt.

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  9. See, that's why we sometimes have to keep fabrics on the shelf for awhile (few years). It's a darling quilt for Christmas.

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  10. I made this quilt several years ago - it is currently on my dining room table.

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  11. OMG This is going to be toooo cute!

    Terri
    http://thisisterri.com

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  12. Love the little quilt, and the peppermint fabric is just perfect!

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  13. Hi Judy! I was one of the folks that drooled over your little churn dash quilt workings while in Shipshewana! And I still am drooling!:). I've actually pulled the pattern and fabric and will start it in January I hope. Thanks for sharing the info.

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