One of my friends recently asked me to make a stroller quilt for her newest baby. She also wanted a matching doll quilt to give to her son for when the new baby was born. She gave me full creative freedom, saying only that she liked grey and pops of colour.
I thought about what to do for awhile but eventually settled on a pattern from Elizabeth Dackson’s (of Don’t Call Me Betsy fame) Book – Becoming a Confident Quilter. I freehanded my random cuts and finished up the blocks at 10.5”.
Here are the finished quilts:
The doll quilt is 20” x 30” and the stroller quilt is 30” x 40”.
I backed them both in this blue and grey chevron. I quilted with a wide zigzag and my walking foot. I used a scrappy binding on both quilts.
Here is just the stroller quilt:
And here is just the doll quilt:
I think they turned out pretty cute and I hope my friend (and her two boys) love them.
It started innocently enough with a doll quilt I made for a Christmas gift. I bought a little cloth doll for a sweet toddler and wanted to make a wee quilt to match.
It was a really fun and quick project so I put out an offer to make quilts for more of my friends with young children. What toddler doesn’t want a sweet blanket to play with their doll? We are all dolls, all the time around here lately.
I played with value in the first one I made and although it turned out a little smaller than I would have liked I’m still happy with the result.
Since the first quilt I have finished another three.
Scrappy Trip around the World
Knee Socks by Elizabeth Hartman
These are a fun way to test out a new pattern or try something when I don’t have time to commit to a full quilt. Expect to see photos pop up in my Instagram and Flickr feed from time to time. I have a long list in cue so I’ll be working on them throughout the year as time allows.