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Shoofly Doll Quilt Top for Swap

UPDATE:  What a drag — I was nearly done with the hand quilting, when I encountered a block with an unstable print. This is always a risk when working with these very old fabrics, and although I try really hard to catch any little pieces with issues, I missed one this time. 🙁 Now I’m going to…

Flying Geese Quilt

As a little break from quilting the String Star quilt, I decided to make a small quilt with some vintage plaid blocks I purchased last year from Oodles and Oodles. Each block was composed of just two triangles sewn together. I know the triangles were taken from a salesmen sample book because the plaids were all slightly different,…

Gallery of WIP Quilts

Thank you again for all of your thoughts and advice on my New Year’s Resolution post. It was certainly reassuring to hear that I’m not the only one struggling with this issue. Here are some suggestions readers gave to help me keep my NO NEW QUILTS 2015 resolution. Make a List of WIP Quilts Below are photos of 15 quilt…

Lemoyne Star Medallion Doll Quilt

This medallion quilt was inspired by a photo of an antique doll quilt in Small Endearments, by Sandi Fox — the quilt in the photo is 23″ square, while mine is smaller at 16″. The top is made with fabrics cut from my stash of antique tops and blocks; the backing and binding are reproductions. Quilting is…

Mariner’s Compass Doll Quilt

I can hardly believe I finally finished this little quilt, which has been hanging around here for about 15 years. I had quilted about two-thirds of the top with a diagonal grid, and I just wasn’t happy with it, so I ripped out the quilting and it took another 4 years for me to pick…

Blogger’s Quilt Festival — Snowball and 9-Patch

I love participating in the Blogger’s Quilt Festival because it gives me an opportunity to highlight some favorite quilts from when I first started blogging and had very few readers. This quilt has a sad story with a happy ending, which I am just going to copy here from my original post in 2009. This…

Little “O” Feedsack Charm Doll Quilt

This is a sample that I made for a quilt kit that I used to sell in my Etsy shop. Since the shop was closed long ago, I thought I should finally quilt some of these doll quilt tops. Here’s my description of the pattern from an earlier post about the top: The only place I could…

Chintz Quilts for Baby Girls — Done

The quilts for Eryn and Megan are packed up and ready to mail. Most of the glaze disappeared when I washed the quilts after the photos were taken. It was a little sad, even though I knew it would happen, but the quilts look nice now that they’re all clean and puffy. I always wash…

Embroidered Circus Quilt Top

This quilt was started in September, 2009. I managed to stay with it long enough to finish the blocks and sashing, as well as one border, and then it sat in a shoebox for almost five years. Finishing this top is part of my latest attempt to complete some of these old projects. The quilt…

Ocean Waves Quilt

This top was completed a long time ago (I wrote about it in this post), and it has been stuck in the queue all these years because I couldn’t figure out how to quilt it. Because the yellow is Kona cotton, which is heavier than the solids I am used to, coupled with the fact that there are…

Patriotic 4-Patch Doll Quilt Top

To celebrate Flag Day, I just finished the second doll quilt in my series “Quilts Styles I Will Never Get Around to Making as Bed Quilts, so I’m Just Going to Make Them as Doll Quilts.” The first quilt is this series was a Lemoyne Star Medallion based on an antique doll quilt. This latest one…

Lemoyne Star Medallion Doll Quilt Top

Today I finished the top, but it took a little longer than I thought. I was really scrounging for border fabric, and had to piece the pieces to get the length I needed. I’m in love with the weird gold border fabric, though, and wanted to use it even though I only had one Album…

Seven Sisters Quilt Top

I can hardly believe it’s been a whole year since I finished hand piecing the blocks for the Seven Sisters quilt top. Although I managed to get the blocks sewn together with the white triangle pieces, the top languished for many months because I couldn’t decide if I wanted a border, and if so, what…

Tumbler Doll Quilt for Swap

Today I finished the swap Tumbler Quilt, and I am excited to put it in the mail. After considering several different quilting designs, I ended up outline quilting inside each tumbler piece, just like I did on my bed-sized version. I think it gives the quilt an old-fashioned look. The quilt will be a  surprise,…

Mourning Lucy Miniature Quilt

This is a memorial quilt for my recently deceased almost 17 year-old dog, Lucy. I made the quilt using fabrics from antique tops and blocks, including mourning prints, shirtings, homespuns, and added some old pink pieces for my sweet girl dog. The quilting pattern in the blocks is made up of diagonal lines and circles,…