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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Replica of an Old Doll Quilt

As I looked up when I had written about this quilt, I see the two posts referenced below are from 2013.  It seems like just yesterday.  

This little doll quilt was so much fun to make that I hated to finish it.  I know, that doesn't make sense, but there you have it.  I am making the binding of several different small prints, to be similar to the original.  As with this whole process, I duplicated what another quilt maker did a long time ago.  You can read about my work on this quilt  (Here)  and (Here)

I am cutting double fold binding at 1 and 3/4 inches wide.  I use 2" on bed sized quilts, and want this to be a little smaller.  The quilting is just straight line, nothing fancy because I don't want the emphasis there.   I am not using the hanging triangles on the back, because it is going into next year's Mid-Atlantic Quilt Show, and I will need to add a hanging sleeve.  And a label.

I thank Jane Weaver for giving me permission to make my version of the vintage quilt that she owns.  Here is her website:  (Here) and you can see the original under her "quilts" tab.

I am happy that my little quilt is on its way to being a finished quilt.  Sometimes it takes me a long time to completely finish a project. Here it is:  I added a third patch of red squares to mine.  It measures 16.25 in. by 20.5 inches before adding the binding.



Here's the original:

Circa 1895, 17 1/2 in. by 21 3/4 in.  New York State.



Here's the scraps that were with the quilt that I may use for binding:
  




And, update this morning, tada!!, here is the quilt, all bound and ready for the quilt show in Hampton, VA, next spring:




Now what shall I do to amuse myself today?  Hope you are staying inspired!




11 comments:

  1. You did a great job recreating this little gem. Great job on finding similar fabrics too.

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  2. What a delightful little quilt. You did a nice job of duplicating the feel of the vintage one.

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  3. this is totally beautiful--a wonderful replica--nice job. Lots of little pieces there...hugs, Julierose

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  4. Your duplication of the original is truly a masterpiece. Very impressive!

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  5. Your quilt is so much like the original. You did well!

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  6. This is the little quilt that intrigued me and made me want to follow your blog. What a beautiful result!

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  7. Beautiful! It really does look old, great fabrics!

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  8. Congrats on a finish! And, a very beautiful one at that!!! You may have inspired quite a few people to make one of these! :-)

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