August 10, 2017

Doll Quilt Tops

One of my favorite people, Cousin B, is legally blind.  She has very limited vision, so she can't drive or sew.  She works as a nanny for a couple that she met in culinary school before her sight worsened.  B asked me to make two doll quilts for the two little girls she takes care of.  They're having a baby brother or sister in December and B wants to give them a quilt for their dolls.

For the first quilt top, I used leftover HSTs from the last Autumn Leaf quilt I made 3 years ago.  You can see a lot of the same fabrics in the original quilt.

I don't know about you, but I find this chain-piecing method an easy way to assemble a quilt top.

For the 2nd quilt top, I decided to use some of the leftover 3.5-inch scraps from the same Autumn Leaf quilt.  I played around with the squares for a couple of days, see below, before deciding that I needed to do more with them.  I snowballed opposite corners on each square and put them together for the completed top.  Much better.  It was far too windy for an outdoor photo, so the front door works well.

I have to take a break from sewing, I'm leaving for Iceland next week, so I need to pack and get things organized.  These two doll quilts will be sandwiched and quilted upon my return.
May your bobbins always be full,


  1. These quilt tops are both very pretty. I'm sure the littles girls are going to love them. I hope you have a lovely time in Iceland :)


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