QUILT INFO

I used an Electric Quilt applique design and modified it slightly to make this basket block.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

WORKING ON A DOLL QUILT

I have taken time out from working on a UFO to making a doll quilt.  I was inspired by an antique doll quilt that is for sale on E-Bay.  The little quilt is in bad shape.  I am trying to recreate it in reproduction fabrics.  Seemed easy enough at first.  Many cutting measurements are coming out in 16th's and therein lies my problem.  I bumped the measurement up to the nearest 1/8th because my piecing tends to make a slightly smaller block.  Only this has not worked out this time.  I have sewn and taken of the spacer row and cornerstone blocks about three times now trying to get things right.
I am losing some points here and there but things now seem to be okay.  There are more rows to figure out yet.  I hope those go more smoothly than what I have encountered thus far.  I have not asked for permission to copy the quilt picture from E-Bay so I will just link you to it.  Go here.

Back to figuring!

Karen

27 comments:

  1. Karen - you are doing a fabulous job reproducing that vintage doll quilt! I really love it so far!

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  2. I think it will be so worth the effort!
    I've been making doll size quilts too!--don't know what that's all about--but enjoying the change of pace.

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  3. Hi Karen, Lovely doll quilt; I probably would have tried paper piecing due to the small size. However, I must admit that no matter how carefully I piece and work on precision, there is just something about me that still has flaws in her quilts. Even just 1/8" still will show; it is so frustrating!
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Noreen

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  4. Very cute, I like the borders!

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  5. It is beautiful so far and will be so cute when finished! The original is a very much loved quilt. Hope the rest goes easier than the beginning, but it will be worth all the trouble in figuring it out.

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  6. Oh, I also saved that photo, thinking it would be fun to reproduce in the same pale colors. Yours looks great so far!

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  7. I saw that doll quilt on ebay. It's a cool medallion design and yours looks great.

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  8. I think that the lost points will make it look a bit more antique. Doll quilts were mostly made by young girls, just learning to sew and quilt. :) Enjoy the process and you'll enjoy the outcome. I think it's lovely.

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  9. Can't see any missed points from here!

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  10. Can you go with small quilt/doll quilt possibly made by a little kid so the points could be a little off. I did not look at yours cosely but many old ones I have seen are far from perfect.

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  11. It is super sweet and I love what you are doing! its fantastic. Dont fret too much- that takes the fun out of it.

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  12. This is darling - and my hat is off to you on figuring this out!

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  13. You are doing a wonderful job recreating!

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  14. Keep at it! The original is nice but in TERRIBLE shape. Your version is quite nice. Wonky is fine. It is your version so you get to make the rules.

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  15. what a sweet little quilt but you are right it is VERY worn.

    the one you are making is lovely and i agree; often doll quilts were made by young hands and not perfect.

    just an awesome little piece and i hope you show it again when you have it finished.

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  16. What a charming little quilt - both the original and your reproduction. The original is one well loved little quilt!

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  17. It's very nice, Karen. It's a lovely little quilt!

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  18. very cute I am tempted to buy the antique one!
    thanks for sharing
    I would have made the center made the border then went and made the cornerstone and strip border fit to the measurements I needed....
    sometimes you have to work backwards in reproducing antique quilts.
    adorable.
    Kathie

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  19. Can't wait to see it after it's washed, dried and crinkled. It's going to look awesome!

    Math was never my forte so I really admire that you can figure out all the math when putting something like this together from scratch. No pressure intended but how about a tute when you're done? I'd love to make one...in you're spare time, of course. *wink*

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  20. That is really beautiful! I love the colors! Can't wait to see the finished little quilt!

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  21. You are doing a wonderful job of recreating this little quilt. Love the fabrics! What size will it end up being?

    Crispy

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  22. I love to draft, but it can be challenging at times! I look forward to the end result.

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  23. Karen,
    Really a sweet little project. It looks great!

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  24. I looked at the E-Bay one and I think you've just about got it! Well done...a little tea dye staining and just shy of running behind a car and I'd believe it was the real deal! LOL

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