Tuesday, October 1, 2013

A Fall Doll Quilt

Sophia Grace and Rosie are happy that today I am posting about a doll quilt! 

I started this little fall quilt last year in Shipshewana, at the Dear Jane Retreat, but it was just a quilt top until today, when I added a flannel batting and backing.  It is quilted in a grid, following the lines of the patches, and has hanging triangles on the back.  The little dollies love it.

The nine patches have little pieces that are only 3/4 inch finished size, so the nine patches finish at 2 and 1/4 inch square.  With binding added, it's 11.5 by 16.5 inches.

I had a little trouble with the binding, but after a correction, it is finished. I had cut the binding for single fold, but forgot when I sewed it on, and doubled it over, as if it was double fold binding.....and it was way too small to fold to the back and sew down.  So Mr. Seam Ripper and I took it off, and sewed it on as originally planned, and everything was fine. I don't mind being a senior, but I could live without the senior moments.  

Here is a picture of the girls with their new quilt under a bouquet of Goldenrod.  I had to wait until the bees were off the blossoms before I cut them.  Some think they are weeds, but I think they are beautiful, and they do not cause allergies, as people believe.

Here is the little quilt on display by my kitchen counter, on the little ironing board.  

Even though it's Tuesday evening here in Virginia, it's Wednesday on the other side of the world, and Esther Aliu has her linky page up.   If you want to see all the WIP's:    (Go Here)


  1. This is a sweet little quilt! I love the cheddar/orange fabric with the black.

  2. I love your displays! So cute!

  3. I agree with you about goldenrod. It is certainly beautiful. I wonder if it is the same plant that is called ragweed? Goldenrod is a much nicer name.

  4. I love the wavy lines in the binding... nice compliment to the movement of the design in the cheddar blocks! And I agree with you about the goldenrod... it's so pretty!

  5. ADORABLE!!!! On my way to sew a similar one up!! Thanks for the inspiration!!


  6. Gorgeous! Love any and all 9-patches, and the girls look so happy there!

  7. What a beautiful little quilt! It really turned out darling. I love how you displayed it with your little girls under that lovely bouquet of Golden Rod.

  8. Sweet! Your Easy Street version is fantabulous. Hope to see it at show and tell in Shipshewana.

  9. Thanks! I will bring it to Shipshe.


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