Making a start: Doll Quilt

by Kate on April 7, 2011

I am lucky enough to work with a very experienced patch worker (another Kate), one who hand pieces and hand quilts every single quilt. They are remarkable and I am really looking forward to the day (read: when the kids are a lot older) when I have enough time to dedicate to hand piecing and hand quilting.

Anyway, a few weeks ago I mentioned to Kate that I was participating in a doll quilt swap and she remarked that she had some very old books based on Amish and traditional quilt designs and “would I be interested in borrowing them?”. Would I ever.

I now have the books in my possession and they are fantastic. Each book contains a variety of traditional (but simple) doll quilts, they look very ‘doable’.

I always planned to do something a little more traditional in this round of the Down Under Doll Quilt Swap but have become SO excited by these little books, that I want to make them all.

And in the spirit with which they were shared with me, I would like to share them with you. Each month, I will make a different doll quilt and write up a tutorial on the how’s and the what’s.

The first tutorial will be up on Wednesday 13th April.

I have selected the fabric for the first doll quilt, which will be sent to my secret partner in the down under doll quilt swap. Speaking of which, here are the participants in round two.

Kirsty, Rita, Shannon, Kristine, Christie, Melissa, Amy, Nova, Janine, Mel, Lorraine, Sarah, Mary Jane, Bianca, Sarah, Belinda, Tracy, Jo, Bek, Leah, Kirsten, Sonia, Louise, Pam, Lucy, Jenny, Rachael, Sally, Michelle, Lydia, Leah, Mandy, Debra and Anorina.

For more creative spaces, head over to Kirst’s place.

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