Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Fussy Cut Doll Quilt

My little girl turned three today. We had a lovely day with some of our closest friends, lots of strawberries and homemade sushi for tea. And cake :o)

The doll quilt I made for her new doll was very well received - it's made using fussy cut pictures from Heather Ross's Nursery Versery, and a bunch of other 'background' fabrics (Oakshott cottons, some other HR prints and a few others). I ended up paper piecing the blocks to make it easier to keep the fussy cut pictures in the middle of the blocks - and to avoid too many bias edges. It's simply quilted in the ditch along the diagonals to keep it soft.


The back is the same fabric as the pillow (also from Nursery Versery) and the binding is a fabulous stripe I picked up from Sew Me a Song a while ago. It fits my mum's old doll bed perfectly - and looks right at home at the end of my wee one's toddler bed :o)

Apologies for the night time photo!

If any one is interested I might write up a little tutorial and share the templates?

Oh, you can also catch me rambling about my Bernina 440QE over on Rebecca's blog ;o)
xx Jess

19 comments:

Christine said...

adorable!

Patchwork and Play said...

So sweet! Happy birthday to your little one!

DeborahGun said...

so cute :-)

Kelly said...

That is so cute - happy birthday to your little girl :)

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

So sweet! Happy birthday little one!

SIMPLESEW said...

I want to make some for xmas presents, so please share

barcord said...

beautiful, Jess.

Julie Hirt - 627handworks said...

That doll quilt is super adorable!

Susan Owenby said...

awww, its so sweet!

Kirsten said...

Love all of those cute fabrics!

Rachaeldaisy said...

That is such a gorgeous doll quilt!! What a lovely gift for your daughter.

Katy Cameron said...

Perfect pressies there missus, and I totally giggled at the sushi for dinner, as I imagined telling any of the local kids here that that was what they were having ;o)

Vicki said...

What a very special gift! Love that cradle. Happy birthday little one!

snips said...

Oh my gosh, that is just adorable!

~Kelie~ said...

Such a cute quilt! I love love love the quilt on her bed too! Purple is a favorite color of mine! I think you should for sure do a tutorial! Tutorials are always the best!

Heather D. said...

Very sweet!

Newbie Jen said...

You are such a good mommy. My littlest turned 3 last Wednesday, but I didn't make her anything :(

Nicky said...

Well done mum! Is it doll quilts all round for her friends now?

Esther F. said...

You are the best doll's grandma there is!
Super cute!!!
Esther
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