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Monday, June 24, 2013

I Can See the Finish Line on A Fun Project!

Last night I finished the final border of the little repro quilt that I started posting about (here).  Next I will sew the top and bottom border to the quilt, and layer it.  I've sure had fun with this one.  




There will be white flannel as the batting, and muslin for the backing.  I am still looking in my stash for one of the four binding fabrics that was used on the original doll quilt.  It is interesting with the various binding colors.  I will probably quilt it on the diagonal, what do you think?

Here's the original quilt, and I can't tell how it is quilted.




It's Monday, so I'm showing the two quilts on my design wall, and looking at Judy Liquidara's blog to see what everyone else is working on:  Patchwork Times Blog

Since it's nearing the 4th of July here in the United States, the second quilt is a little patriotic doll quilt.  I plan to sash it with white, and add a red border around the outside.  The flags are made with old checks and stripes from my mother's stash - 3 pieces per flag, and they will be 2 in. by 3 in. when sewn into the sashing.  

11 comments:

  1. Your quilt looks so much like the old one--amazing! And I love those little flags--I wonder if the old quilt was "stitched -in-the-ditch"? that used to be very popular--I know my Grand'mere did that on her bed quilts....have fun deciding...hugs, Julierose

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  2. P.S. I do love your "header" quilt with the buttons all over--I have my Grand'mere's old button box and am thinking or reproducing yours, would that be okay with you? I would give you credit on my blog...Julierose

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  3. Yes, of course, you may make a quilt similar to my header quilt! I posted about it here, in case you didn't see that post:

    http://smallquiltsanddollquilts.blogspot.com/2013/02/my-button-quilt.html

    I hope you will send me a picture of your button quilt after you make it!...........Judy

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  4. It is fun to see your careful replication of that little doll quilt. You've done a great job!
    I love the little flags. That will be a sweet quilt.

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  5. Love the process -- what fun this must have been searching for just the right fabrics for each little block. You did an amazing job reproducing the original -- very inspiring!

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  6. Your doll quilt looks fantastic! Love the little flag blocks as well. Nice work!

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  7. the doll quilt is amazing, wow! I Love these little flags, great fabrics, wow! I need to search for strips and checks , I have a thing for patriotic quilts....
    Kathie

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  8. Your little flag quilt is wonderful!
    Jeanne

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  9. You've done a great job making a reproduction so true to the original quilt. It is hard to grasp the scale in the photos but it must be adorable with the little 1" hourglass blocks. Your addition of the extra red blocks was a good decision. The original maker would probably agree.

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  10. Judy, I think I have some civil war clothes downstairs, do you want to see if either fabric would work for the binding? If I haven't pitched it out...I'm on a tear :)

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  11. You're just amazing! It's all great, and I adore the flags! Keep up the great work, sweetie!

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