Thursday, March 22, 2012
My Latest Doll Quilt
I finished another doll quilt this month as part of our forum doll quilt swap. The idea was to "Design Your Own". I've designed my own quilt patterns before so that wasn't really a challenge, so I decided to add another dimension to this challenge. I've seen miniature quilts before but had never made one, so I figured that this was the time to change that. :)
The photo at the top of the blog is the doll quilt I made for my swapper. It measures 16" x 16", and each block is 1¾" finished. Each piece in the log cabin blocks finishes to ¼" wide. Here are the red centers and the first "log" piece for all 36 blocks, easily contained in the palm of my hand.
And here is one of the finished blocks before assembling them into the quilt top. Isn't it just too cute? I'm actually quite surprised (but in a good way) that you can tell it's scrappy. So often the pattern in the fabric gets lost on such a small scale, but you can actually see the differences in the fabrics. That's just way cool. :)
And last but not least, here's a photo to give you a better idea of the scale of this quilt. I put a dollar coin on top of one of the blocks of the finished quilt. Look at that! Isn't that just crazy?
One thing I learned while doing this project is that while the blocks are smaller, there are still a lot of them to sew and it still takes a decent amount of time to sew and press all those pieces. Just because it's smaller does NOT mean it's quicker LOL. It was a fun challenge, one I may try again one day.