Thursday, November 21, 2013

a simple doll blanket




If you look back at my early blogging days, you would see lots of doll quilts.  I used to make them all the time for my daughters, for gifts, for quick finishes in between larger projects, for trying out new techiques and designs . . . well, I guess I had lots of reasons for making them.  I don't make doll quilts very often these days but recently I had a reason to so I took out some of my favorite fabrics and put this together pretty quick.  


I wasn't even thinking about writing a tutorial so I didn't take any photos of my process but it was so simple, I just wanted to quickly tell you what I did.  Basically, you just need one fat quarter of flannel, one fat quarter of backing fabric, and some scrap fabric.  I used QAYG (quilt as you go) to make a log cabin block the size of the flannel.  I then put that right sides together with the backing - stitched around the perimeter leaving a small opening for turning and then topstitched the perimeter (I actually only top stitched the top which is where I left the opening but if I was to make another one I would probably top stitch around the whole perimeter because I think it would look nicer on the back.)

And then my little helper and I went into her sister's room to take some photos!








19 comments:

  1. Love all the pink! Those toes are cute enough to nibble on.

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  2. Such a satisfyingly quick project Beth!

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  3. Adorable. I love that heart fabric and your last photo, it is so sweet :)

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  4. Those photos are so cute! As is the doll quilt.

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  5. It turned out super cute! I need to make some for my girls this Christmas for their new dolls they will be getting!

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  6. so sweet! love the little toes poking out of the last photo!

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  7. Another good reason to make doll quilts: use up orphan blocks. I just finished a dozen for a December guild project. But they don't do much to empty the scrap boxes.

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  8. Super pretty! I love your doll quilts, they are so inspiring and a great idea for trying out new techniques, you're right.

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  9. such a cute little quilt, and a great use for scraps!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  10. So cute! My daughter is just starting to get into dolls and she has asked for quilts for them for xmas.

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  11. Great reminder to do something simple and quick our four-year old would love as a Christmas gift. Thanks, and Happy Thanksgiving!

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  12. Very pretty quilt. I love the colors. And the model adorable! I love the photo with her little feet sticking out, so cute.

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  13. This is a really sweet quilt. Did you quilt the log cabin to the flannel or the backing? I guess I was wondering if the flannel was in the middle like batting or on the back. I want to try this.

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    1. I'm responding here since your email didn't show up with your comment. Yes, I used the flannel in the middle like batting.

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