06 June 2012

Work in Progress Wednesday - Mendocino Doll Quilt

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Hi!  I usually show finished crafts, but I think it's cool sometimes to see a WIP!  Today, I'd like to show you a little something I'm putting together for my little cousin Hazel. I'm joining the WIP party over at Freshly Pieced!
 

I finally got the guts to cut into my (rare, out of print and expensive) Mendocino fabrics by Heather Ross. I threw in a few other scraps of gold and fuchsia fabrics that I had on hand.
  

It's my first doll quilt and I decided to do the ticker tape style.  I used the ticker tape doll quilt pattern as a guide from Pretty in Patchwork - Doll Quilts: 24 Little Quilts.


So you arrange scraps of raw-edged fabrics next to each other.  The pattern suggested laying them out in quadrants to ease arranging them. Then you glue them with a glue stick (I'm not kidding)!  It really works! 

Then you put it together with a backing and batting and quilt the heck out of it!  I plan to use straight lines in both directions like a grid to capture all the raw edges.

The doll quilt is 24" by 19" and I hope Hazel is going to love it!










6 comments:

  1. i love this....those are some of my very favorite fabrics. i have just a few scraps left....what a great way to use them. i am inspired

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  2. Who wouldn't love that! My cats would that's for sure, but I might cry if they furred up any Mendocino!

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  3. It will be adorable. My ticker tape is about 2/3's done!

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  4. I love it and Hazel will love it too. Jo

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  5. Cute, cute, cute! I've wanted to give one of these type quilts a try. I need to find me a youngun that needs a doll quilt!

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  6. Testing comments to see if I am asked to type a weird sequence of text.

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