A Doll Quilt Along « Ann Champion’s Blog

midnight-stars-quilt-along-fabrics-001-300x225-2014962Lori of Humble Quilts is doing another one of her fun doll quilt alongs!

She’s calling it Midnight Stars and it’s inspired by an actual antique quilt.  Her version has pretty blues in it, but I don’t have much blue in my house so I decided to change the color scheme a bit.  I’m using the cheddar that’s in the original, (I just love that color), but I’m changing the blues to browns, and the reds will be pink in my version.

Lori does a wonderful job of giving the instructions.  She’s giving two different ways of piecing the first portion so that everyone will find a way that’s comfortable for them. I chose to go “old school” and cut triangles.

midnight-stars-quilt-along-fabrics-002-300x225-1043703I’ve gotten the first segment sewn, trimmed, and pressed.  She’s not going to post the instructions too fast, so that people can keep up.

This little bit of sewing was a nice break from applique for me, and I’m using fabrics that are more in my comfort zone.  I’m looking forward to the next installment.

When Lori posted her first quilt along I didn’t join in at first. I don’t collect dolls or Teddy Bears and don’t have any little girls to sew for, so I didn’t think I’d have a use for a doll quilt? As I thought more about it though, I realized I could use doll quilts in a variety of ways.

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They can be hung on a wall, or used as a table topper.  They can spill over cabinets and shelves, or line baskets.

You might even find a doll cradle at a yard sale like I did this past summer and have the little quilt spilling out over the edge?

Now I’m on the lookout for a doll..maybe something kind of Prim?

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