Thursday, 13 October 2011

A Dolls Quilt -Part 1

I was right to be scared! I think that I may have been bitten by the quilting bug, but I'm starting small.

The Dolls cot that I am doing up for Rascal needs a quilt, so I thought I'd have a go at making one.
I must admit that I didn't agonise over which fabrics to use. I just picked up a few scraps, found this tutorial and got started.
The thing that amazes me the most is that the corners of the squares actually match up... how cool is that for a complete novice. The outer edges may be a bit squint, but if it was too perfect you'd never believe that I made it would you.?!

Now... I guess that the next step will be to quilt this. How do I do that? Any suggestions (and please no quilting mumbo jumbo)?

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10 comments:

  1. WOW go you!
    I'm SO proud of you xxx
    Stitch in the ditch in straight lines OR cross hatch - machine or hand -

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  2. that looks incredible-the fabrics all seem to go together so well x

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  3. Very cute! Great fabrics and I can't say I've seen any beginner quilter in blogland whose had their corners lined up that well before!

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  4. Oh wow, it is gorgeous! You were made for quilting.
    Thanks for linking to the tute you used, it looks great. I am going to try some thing like this.....maybe soon? I am too scared to get addicted.......I am sure I will also :)

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  5. Great fabric choices, even if you didn't think about them. It looks so cute! Thanks for linking to the tutorial. I'm going to check it out as I'm a novice at quilting, also.

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  6. looks awesome - I love the colours. When I made a dolls quilt I sandwiched the top and backing fabric between batting held it together with a whole lot of safety pins and then quilted on the diagonal by machine. I love quilting on the diagonal as the corners of your squares are a great guide (and you almost don't need to draw lines to follow). After that obviously bind. Our lucky doll got fancy bamboo batting (left over from a cot quilt) but if I made another doll one I'd probably just use something cheap like polar fleece. Jenny :)

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  7. It looks great! For my first quilt I just quilted in the ditch, but I think I prefer quilting either side of it! Then you can actually see the stitches, quilting in the ditch kinda makes me feel like all my hard work has gone to waste as you can't really see it... does that make sense?

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  8. You are so clever - I think it is time you tried something you can't do just to make the rest of us look better!! *smile*

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  9. Lovely fabric :-) And the quilt looks cute!

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  10. It looks fabulous!! Can't hep you on the quilting front - still working on simple patchwork myself!

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