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« on: December 14, 2008 12:38:45 PM »

Over the last two nights I made this doll quilt for my niece, Isabella. I love tiny patchwork and instant gratification, so this project was the perfect thing to keep me occupied between studying for finals. I plan on making a little doll (maybe a black apple doll) to go with it. I used an Aunt Grace charm pack for the patchwork, which is how I discovered that I hate sewing with fabric with pinked edges. Because I just couldn't match up the edges well enough, I trimmed the blocks down and made even tinier patchwork than I'd originally intended to.

Here is the finished product. It measures about 18"x16" and has a tiny 1/4" binding. After I'd done a bobbin's worth of quilting, I flipped over the quilt and realized that I had quilted over a big crease in the fabric. So I ripped it all out and re-did it. Again, I quilted a crease, but not as bad as the first time and there is absolutely no way I am fixing it. Sorry, Bella. I'm a 'do it my way or not at all' kind of person so of course I didn't baste or pin, but I learned my lesson and will do a better job next time.






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« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2008 01:39:32 PM »

Very cute.  I am sure your niece will be thrilled.

I just love mini-quilts.  They are so fun to make, and, as you said, the instant gratification is pretty cool, too.
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« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2008 03:11:04 PM »

Very sweet...your quilting looks great.  I bet she won't mind the crease.  The doll might, though Wink
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« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2008 03:16:49 PM »

AWESOME!! great work! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2008 11:10:35 PM »

Very sweet...your quilting looks great.  I bet she won't mind the crease.  The doll might, though Wink

Cheesy. I gave the doll a happy expression, so she has no choice but to grin and bear it.
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« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2008 03:19:47 AM »

I love the flying geese pattern. It looks great and I love the way you pieced the back. Your niece is a lucky little girl.  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2008 02:11:26 PM »

 Cheesy
I wish I could free motion quilt as well as you can!!! Love those flying geese!!! Will have to have a go, it's a lovely little quilt!  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2008 04:04:04 PM »

Great job!  I'm not a huge fan of the pinked edges, either, but I love the fabric collections so I've been fighting with it.
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« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2008 10:46:20 PM »

your flying geese are sooo pretty! I love the pieced back too! what a perfect little doll quilt!!
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« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2008 10:45:10 AM »

Oh, I love the Aunt Grace fabrics Smiley. Mini quilts are so much fun, too! But you have to be absolutely vigilant about your seams... I often foundation-piece mine. I'd have cut the pinked edges off right away, wouldn't even occur to me to try and piece with pinked edges.
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