Monday, October 28, 2013

"Faithful" Doll Quilt

Today is the linkup at Lori's blog (Humble Quilts)  (Here) for a little doll quilt called "Faithful". 



My version is very humble.  I used the Gwen Marston method, and made hst's of a size that I liked, and then cut off the end of the strip when adding it to the center square - no worries if I cut off half of a hst.  It makes it so much easier, and since Gwen's quilts are all so fabulous, I decided I could do it too. The doll quilt ended up being 14 inches square.

A little kitten is snuggled under the quilt in bed.  




When Lori said "quilt as desired", I chose to quilt it with concentric squares to keep the quilting from taking away from the pattern of the quilt.  It was easy to make, and I thank Lori for all of her little quilt-a-longs.  I love them, as I they are so much fun to make.  Here's a picture of the back, showing the quilting; and the triangle hanging corners.  Triangles are added because I may want to hang it on a wall sometime.




I'm linking up with Design-Wall-Mondays, to see what everyone else is working on.  (Here)

16 comments:

JoAnne said...

What a sweet little quilt! I really like the doll bed, too. I've been tempted to start collecting doll beds, but so far I've resisted, although I do have one or two.

Judy Hansen said...

I started collecting doll beds, but have resisted adding any more. I have about five, I think. Thanks for your comment. I really enjoyed meeting up with you Saturday, and will blog about your quilt show later this week.

Sandy said...

Darling little quilt, and I'm so glad you used the Gwen Marsden method. I forget sometimes its OK to do that! Your little kitty looks so comfy, all snuggled up under the quilt.

You gals are lucky - I've never even seen a doll bed!

Lori said...

That turned out so sweet! I like the blue outer border that brings it all together with the center block. yay!

Anonymous said...

Your center block is a great choice. Love the scrappiness and I cut off triangles too ala Gwen :).

Julierose said...

I just love this little block--will it grow into a full size quilt? I actually like it the way it is...p.s. cute dolly bed--I am on the lookout for one of those...hugs, Julierose

Nann said...

What a wonderful little medallion quilt!

Liz D said...

It came out grea! I love the indigo blues in the ceter and border.

lizzy d

Jayne Honnold said...

Your Faithful is adorable! And you have a little doll bed!! I'm jealous!! I need to find one, as I have made several doll quilts in recent years. Wasn't this a fun quilt-along? I'm already looking forward to Lori's next one!

libbyquilter said...

charming~!
i love your finished 'faithful' and enjoyed seeing how many fabrics within it are also in my stash.

:-)
libbyQ

Aunt 'Reen said...

Beautiful little quilt!
I love the mix of fabrics you chose. The center block is darling and I really like how you pulled those colors into the borders.

Kindred Quilts said...

Very precious doll quilt... love the bright colors! The doll bed is just as precious... what a wonderful collectable!

Jo said...

Wonderful doll bed! Love your center block, it works really well! Thank you for showing the triangle corners for hanging, perfect for this little guy. Fun to see all of the fabrics, you have some wonderful CW fabrics in there! Nice!!!

sandi s said...

Your little quilt is wonderful! I love what you said about just cutting off the hst's to make things fit. That is my kind of quilting. Thanks.

Kath said...

I love this! such pretty colours and cosy looking.
I was particularly interested to see the triangles for hanging, I have never seen this before. I was wondering is this just something that works for small quilts?

Jeanne said...

Your little quilt turned out really cute and looks great on the doll bed.