Monday, January 14, 2013

Replica of a Doll Quilt

I love all of the doll quilts in the book "Childhood Treasures - Doll Quilts By and For Children" by Merikay Waldvogel

Here is my version of one from the book:  (plate 76 on Page 107, Circa 1910)

The book says "Notice how the addition of just one white square at the center of the quilt changes the format from four distinct blocks to one that has a tessellated appearance of red and white crosses."  I love the simplicity of this quilt.

The original quilt is backed with another pieced layer of two alternating prints.  I am going to make a backing of squares of these two fabrics:

The little squares on the front are 1.25" square and the borders will finish at 2.5 ", so the doll quilt will be about 14"x 14" when finished.  The original had narrower side borders, and finished size was 14.5" x 12".  I like the borders the same width all the way around.

I will post about it again when finished, but I thought you'd like to see what I'm working on.



  1. Beautiful rendition of the antique quilt. Love anything red and white. I have noticed that a lot of antique quilts had different width borders or sometimes borders only on two sides. Do you know why that was?

  2. It is interesting how the pattern changes with the sashing and one cornerstone. Very sweet little piece.

  3. This is one of my very favorite books for inspiration. Beautiful little quilt!

  4. Very cute! You just can't go wrong with a mini quilt, especially if it's red and white!

  5. How pretty! I love red and white quilts.


  6. I love that one too. I made it in red and white, blue and white, and blue and pink. Jusr couldn't stop!

  7. Your little quilt looks very much like the one in the book. Easy stitching but still good effect.


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