December 20, 2009

Doll quilt with gems

I just finished a doll quilt which will be a Christmas gift for my co-worker's daughter. I'm really pleased with how this one turned out because I tried a couple new techniques and they worked! It's always easier to stick with what you're used to, but it's fun to try new things, especially on small doll quilts. Instead of my usual free-motion quilting, I did a cross hatch design using the walking foot. I also added some little flower gems which I think are so cute! I have a tutorial on my blog that will get you started if you are interested in making your own doll quilt. They are perfect for any size doll but especially American Girl Dolls which are a little bit larger. This time I used 4 1/2 inch squares instead of 2 1/2 because I had a short amount of time to complete the project.

A full shot of the quilt- it measures about 20"x20"

A couple close-ups of the flower gems

A good view of the quilting pattern

A close-up of the cute backing/binding fabric I used


Anonymous said...

I love it! It's so adorable!
Would you be mad at me if I hoped the daughter is old enough to know better than rip those pretty gems off and eat them?

Dawn N. said...

Thanks for your comment! She's 5 years old and mature for her age so she's able to handle the gems without a problem. :)