Friday, April 8, 2011

DOLL QUILT TOP DONE

I finished the doll quilt top that I posted about yesterday.  I left off the final plain border that was on the original.  It did not seem to do anything for the quilt and my piece was getting bigger than I thought it should be.  Mine ended up about 22 inches by 25".  I have since learned that the E-Bay seller has added the size of the original and it is about 19 inches long.  So mine is bigger.  I am satisfied though.
I got so frustrated trying to figure out the last round of on point squares.  If I kept the row not as wide, I was ending up with too many squares or diamonds instead of squares.  Wider, too few.  I finally just went with less squares.  It looked like the maker add in spacers to make her row fit.  The original piece is so worn that it is hard to tell if it was background fabric or a print.  I went with the print.  I did figure out that the maker used a scrappy round as you can see a few of the fabrics and they aren't alike.

Karen Mowery from Sew Primitive Quilter is working on the same project.  I am anxious to see what she comes up with.  She is much better than me at working with Electric Quilt.  I am sure she will be posting soon about the project.

I gave a link to the original doll quilt that is listed on E-Bay in my previous post but will repeat it here.  It is in bad shape.  Will be interesting to see what the final bid is.

Glad you stopped by.  I will be back in the sewing room today working on a UFO.

35 comments:

Fiesta said...

It is adorable.

paulette said...

Well done Karen!! You got it bang on!! VERY close to the original! It turned out very sweet!
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sewprimitive karen said...

Karen! It is so darling. I love the shirtings and the pinks, how you did the scrappy squares in the outer row, and especially love the peachy or apricot solid sashing fabric. Won't it look adorable quilted. I am also interested in what the final bid will be for the original. I am madly working on mine. We will have, as you said, little twins :-).

MARCIE said...

Oh this is so darling! I love that you are making this and cannot for the life of me figure out why someone would sell something their great grandmother made! I would come back and haunt them in their dreams!

Darlene said...

It's adorable, Karen. Pat yourself on the back - well done! :-) woohoo!!!!

Lori said...

I love everything about it!!

Joanne said...

Very nice!♥

Yvette said...

Wow! It turned out so sweet.

Aunt 'Reen said...

You did such a fabulous job recreating this little treasure!
LOVE it!

Marsha said...

It is very cute and you did a wonderful job in re-creating it.

Linda said...

It's just darling! I love the colors!

Mary said...

I love it. Thank you for sharing.

Cheryl said...

You did a great job reproducing it. The fabrics you used together even give it an antique look. Do you have a doll bed to adorn with it?

Annette said...

Awesome! It's been fun seeing you figure this out. I love it!

Jan said...

Isn't it fun to make your own copy of an old quilt? I saw one at an auction - it sold for more than I wanted to spend, so I pieced one for myself as soon as I got home! I really like your rendition!

Wendy said...

I love these small quilts. Yours is fantastic.

Sue said...

Well, your quilt turned out lovely! I just love those colors together.

em's scrapbag said...

This is wonderful. Glad you worked out the squares in the border.

Sharon said...

It is so adorable. I love how it turned out. Fabric choices are fabulous!

Appalachian Quilts said...

I love it! Still loving the pinks and browns right now...

libbyquilter said...

it turned out perfectly~!!~
LOVE it~!

:-)
libbyQ

Anonymous said...

It turned out wonderfully!! Oh yes...keep me posted on the final price paid on E-bay...you can make yours look same! LOL

Purple Pam said...

You made a wonderful primative quilt. I appreciate that you shared you success and your problems. Thank you.

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Very cute Karen! Love the colors!

Janet said...

I love it, you did a great job. It looks like the original just had bits chopped off to fit.

Karen said...

Very well done Karen, a little treasure!!

Allie said...

I love every bit of it Karen - good for you!

Sue-Anne said...

Hi Karen, Your little doll quilt is wonderful - and I love the colours!

Crispy said...

I think you did a wonderful job recreating this old doll quilt. It really is a cute piece :0)

Crispy

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Oh Karen, Thank you for sharing your darling doll quilt and finishing touches you created!

Carolyn :)

Angela said...

Beautiful, karen! I think you did a great job! I really love the colors!

Stina said...

Really pretty Karen!!!!

Cathy said...

Karen your doll quilt is adorable.

marijke's crea said...

Beautiful your oak leaves quilt!
kind regards, Marijke

Barb said...

sooo cute