Friday, 15 November 2013

A Little Dolls Quilt

A few weeks ago I was asked to make a little dolly quilt from a Moda kit using Seaside Rose fabric. 
This fabric was available about 5 years ago, and it's so pretty, floral and vintage.  So it really was special to use because it's now very difficult to get hold of.
The kit came with a pattern and instructions to follow; as you can see, lots of half square triangles, sashing and little yellow cornerstones. 
I was asked to add the letter 'L' in one of the corners, the initial of her daughter.  After some debate and fabric auditions, I opted for this yellow/green print and I outlined it in a contrasting pink. 
I chose to hand quilt it, with a light cross hatching that intersected the triangles. Any excuse to use my Anchor number 8 perle cotton, and even better it was pink!
 So I think Dolly is going to be very lucky to snuggle under this vintage Moda quilt :-) 
And I hope that the little girl whiles away many an afternoon playing with her dolls, in her imaginary wonderful land.
Sarah x
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  1. It's very pretty and I love small makes and the satisfacation they give you, and the recipients.

  2. What a sweet doll quilt! Those colours are sew soft and pretty! Love the hand quilting. It really adds a special touch. Great job, Sarah!

  3. I think those fabrics and colours are so timeless. Lovely soft and feminine. What a lucky little girl to get such a beautiful quilt.

  4. Adorable, Sarah. I wish I could hand quilt - the stitches are so pretty in pink - this will be a treasured gift :)

  5. How cute! I love your hand quilting - I still need to try that. Never done it but I LOVE how it looks. How awesome you had saved that fabric, just waiting for the perfect quilt!


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