Slant Doll Quilt – a tutorial

by Kate on April 13, 2011

The selection of fabrics from last week have made it into this mini.

Slant Doll Quilt - Tutorial

This quilt was made for my partner in the Down Under Doll Quilt Swap and should you want to try one for yourself, you can find the tutorial here.

It measures 18.5″ square, is backed with an echino fat quarter and quilted with diagonal lines meeting at a point. I love making doll quilts, the small size means I can experiment with blocks, fabrics and quilting styles that I wouldn’t normally do on a larger scale.

Diagonal Quilting

Is the way you patchwork and quilt determined by the size of the quilt? Maybe it’s just me…I’m pretty impatient.

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1 Kirsten N April 13, 2011 at 7:50 am

Lovely quilt – I like the idea of trying something new on a smaller scale too for mini quilts:)


2 Suz April 13, 2011 at 8:28 am

Looks really pretty…and the quilting lines are very effective too! Mini quilts are a great opportunity to try something new without too much stress!


3 Rita April 13, 2011 at 8:42 am

As always I love your choice of fabrics! Thank you for the tutorial ~ this looks like fun.


4 Samelia's Mum April 13, 2011 at 8:49 am

Thanks for the tutorial. It looks like a fun one to make.


5 Nova April 13, 2011 at 10:21 am

so sweet. I really love the quilting lines.


6 Kate April 13, 2011 at 2:24 pm

Very cute! I just made my first mug rugs for the same reason – it’s fun to have a low pressure/low commitment project to just play around with fabric and see how things turn out!


7 Mel April 13, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Wow! That is stunning Kate. Love how you’ve got the binding going on a diagonal slant too. Really lovely piecing and quilting … as per!


8 Kirst April 13, 2011 at 4:12 pm

Beautiful! This is fabulous – thanks a bunch.


9 Kate April 13, 2011 at 4:36 pm

Glad you like it!


10 andi April 13, 2011 at 6:48 pm

A very pretty little quilt!
Andi xx


11 Caroline April 13, 2011 at 8:39 pm

This is really sweet – I’m also pretty impatient so love working on a small scale project like this!


12 Ruth April 13, 2011 at 8:41 pm

I really love this pattern. Might have to check out the tutorial for myself! I really like the way you’ve quilted it too. Thanks for sharing!


13 Kate April 13, 2011 at 10:17 pm

Thanks Ruth! Would love to see your version.


14 Louise April 13, 2011 at 9:40 pm

What a pretty little quilt! Love your quilting too.


15 Belinda April 13, 2011 at 11:38 pm

This is lovely Kate. I look forward to your series of quilts. I love the old patterns transated into something new.


16 Valerie April 14, 2011 at 6:31 pm

this is such an art & you’re a master at it !
so- so pretty !
i have a hard time with matching colors… not sure i’d be a good student at learning patchwork :(
i have just started a crocheted blanket and feel quite uncomfortable i have chosen so many (5) colors to work with !


17 Kate April 15, 2011 at 7:11 am

I think you are being far to hard on yourself! The colours you put together are always amazing x


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