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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggidy Jog

I've been gone this past week, visiting our darling daughter and her family in Texas, and got home just after midnight Monday night.   We had a grand time while there, but I slept so good back in my own bed, and am now up and ready to quilt.  I'm going to finish a little doll quilt that I started a while ago:



It is a copy of one I saw in an antique store in Indiana last year.  The nine patches are made from pieces cut 1 inch, so they finish at 1/2 inch, and the solid squares finish at 1.5 inches.  The quilt is 10.5 by 11 inches right now. It should be square, but it isn't, so my quarter inch seams must be off in some places.  But, hey, it's a doll quilt.   

I'm showing you a picture of the back of it, to show that on these very small pieces, it helps to press some of the seams open.  So I pressed open the two seams of every 9 patch after sewing the rows together, and I pressed open the seams when sewing rows to rows on the whole thing.



Today seems like Monday to me, as it's the first day I'm home, and I'm doing laundry.  I'm late with the Patchwork Times Monday design wall linkup, but am going to see what everyone has posted yesterday.  (here)  Have a good week ladies!

10 comments:

  1. I'll bet your week 2 as full of adventure! Your little quilt is charming! I am completely intimidated by your tiny piecing.

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  2. Very cute doll quilt top! Have a great day!

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  3. Your back is neat as a pin! Are you ready to face Dayton after you beat Virginia?!!!! ;-D

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    1. We are not looking past Virginia! Virginia has a very good team, and I only hope that MSU can win the game against them.

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  4. Such a pretty little quilt top!
    I really like how you added that tiny inner border, very sweet.

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  5. It's precious, and you are good to explain about pressing the seams open!

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  6. Well, it STILL feels like Monday to me, two days later! Your doll quilt is amazing. Are you piecing with 1/8" seams or with 1/4" seams that you trim after sewing?

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    1. I am piecing with 1/4" seams, and do not trim them smaller after sewing.

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  7. Darling little quilt. You do very nice work. Hope to see you in Shipshe!

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