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Triangle Quilt Top

It’s hard to judge which took longer — hand cutting the 5,110 triangles, or sewing them together. Originally I had planned to put these triangles on a design wall, but that never happened because I soon realized it was a crazy idea. Other than including one light-ish and one-darkish piece in the two-triangle units, I…

Midnight Stars Quilt

It’s shocking to me that it was almost exactly 3 years ago that Lori (Humble Quilts) sponsored this doll quilt-a-long. It took me 3 months to finish the top, and then the poor thing sat in the queue for the longest time.  Of course, mine isn’t a doll quilt, but still . . . I…

A Stocking for Cirilia Rose and a Little Crazy Quilt

I’m pretty surprised I’ve never made a stocking out of a vintage quilt before, because it seems like something that would be right up my alley.  When I was thinking about what kind of stocking I wanted to make for Cirilia, who is my son’s girlfriend, I initially thought I might try knitting, since she…

Dean’s Cloth Book Doll Quilt — Giveaway

This morning I finished quilting my Dean’s Cloth Book doll quilt, and I think it turned out just fine.  It’s been many months since I have done any hand quilting, and I’m so excited that I was able to stitch without problems.  I am becoming accustomed to quilting with a wrist brace, and I think…

Nine-patch Doll Quilt with Antique Fabric

My friends, Patty (Patalier) and Barbara (Oodles and Oodles), always find the best vintage stuff, and my favorite things among all this stuff are fabric, notions, and anything quilt related.  So, when Barbara had a sale at her home for friends and family, and I was unable to attend (she’s in NY, I’m in Seattle),…

Emily’s Doll Heart Quilt

Originally I planned to do more detailed quilting in the border of this quilt, but in the end I thought it looked better just to repeat the design in the sashing.  It’s kind of hard to do elaborate quilting on doll quilts because of the small scale and all the seams. The binding and backing…

Antique Album Quilt – Remade

It’s been wonderful to be able to hand quilt again.  My carpal tunnel has improved after taking a 4 month quilting break and wearing a wrist brace to bed.  I was so happy to get back to this project, and I’m looking forward to quilting more of the insane amount of tops I have waiting…

Appliqued Baby Quilt – Vintage Novelty Toy Fabric

The quilt top is smaller than I originally planned.  I decided to use each of the toy motifs only once, and then make two bead blocks.  The blocks are 8″ with 2″ sashing and a 4″ outside border.  Because I have so much of this novelty fabric, I might add this to my shop as…

Appliqued Scottie Doll Quilt Top

This is Phase 2 of the doll quilt kit samples — one down, and two more to go. Years ago on ebay I saw a vintage scottie quilt with a similar diagonal set with the striped setting triangles, and I always wanted to try it.  I think it turned out pretty cute. A couple of…

Embroidered Bunny Doll Quilt Top

Here in the Pacific NW, it has been dreary and raining for the past week.  We got a little bit of sun last week, but I was still so jealous of the warm spring weather everyone else seemed to be enjoying.  Anyway, to cheer myself up, I decided to make a springy little doll quilt.…

Feedsack Charm Doll Quilt Top – Little “O”

The only place I could find this pattern is on the first page of Maggie Malone’s “5,000 Quilt Block Designs.”  She calls it “Big O”, but the name doesn’t have a reference to any publication.  I thought I should change the name for this little quilt. The pattern reminds me of Kansas Dugout (here is…

Pieced Scottie Quilt Top – 1940s prints

Thank you everyone for your nice comments about the shop.  I have been working very hard this past week on the little doll kits. The plan for this Scottie quilt top was to make kits, but I wasn’t happy with it because the scale was all wrong.  I was concerned about the number of pieces,…