Thursday, February 07, 2008

Making Minis . . . and Some Hints for the Doll Quilt Swappers

Fabrics for a Doll QuiltLately, I've been thinking small . . . and I'm not just talking about Walking in This Word and baby steps.

I'm signed up for Ginger's Doll Quilt Swap 2 on the quilting forum. The fabrics on the left will likely turn up in the quilt I make for the swap.

I say "likely" because I keep changing my mind about fabrics AND design. Last night, my bedtime reading was The Encyclopedia of Classic Quilt Patterns.

I woke up with a brainstorm . . . and feel like I should get busy before I change my mind again . . . especially since some of the swappers have already mailed their quilts (they're due in March).

When I joined the swap, I was kind of hoping to be able to use these itty bitty Bricks and Cobblestones blocks that I made a few months ago. I decided they didn't feel like what my swap partner wanted, so eventually they will probably become a doll quilt for me. The Cobblestones (squares) will finish at 1-1/2 inches.

Mini quilt blocks

The pattern for the full size Bricks and Cobblestones is here.

Another mini-in-the-making at my house is this incredible 10 inch block that I won last Spring at the Blue Ridge Quiltfest. Ellena made it and I've been a little afraid to do anything with it for fear of spoiling it.

Ellena's Lone Star

Perhaps I need to take some baby steps on this project soon?


Ginger said...

Sophie, I love the batiks you chose!

Colene said...

Sophie, The fabrics you have chosen are gorgeous, I love the colors of course.

The Calico Cat said...

Thanks for posting the bricks & cobblestones pattern. You know what I really like about yours is the white (even if it is WOW) instead of a riot of color. Are your's 1/2 size?

The Calico Cat said...

Oh & I would just quilt the lone star in a very traditional method -wreaths in the corners and 1/2 wreaths in the triangles.

sophie said...

Amy, my mini Bricks and Cobblestones are 1/4 as large as in the pattern (I used 1 inch strips. You can see more photos of the full size, bright variety on Colene's Penny Pincher Basics blog, including the quilt she made. I like your suggestion for wreaths for the lone star. Thanks.

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