February 1 ~ Quilt of the Day

on February 1 | in Sewing Inspiration | by | with 104 Comments

Doll Quilt
By Rashida, i heart linen

Rashida’s hand appliquéd doll quilt measures 18″ x 24″ and the quilting was done by machine.

She writes, “My favorite colors are any type of blues/greens. So I went with the aquas and turquoises. I wanted to create something very modern, but still with a sort of traditional feel to it. I’ll definitely be making another this year since my sewing has improved!” Rashida wrote about the quilt on her blog here, here and here (and she adds: “Don’t worry. They aren’t long posts!”).

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104 Responses to February 1 ~ Quilt of the Day

  1. Linda T says:

    I’m not always a fan of retro kind of quilts, but this is such a great show-off of quilting! Great job – I’ll have to check out her blog.

  2. Christy says:

    The colors and applique are beautiful!! Great Inspiration. Thanks

  3. Olga says:

    Neat design, I just love it!

  4. Jody says:

    This is so pretty! I love the amount of detail she got into such a small area … wonderful work.

  5. Red says:

    Beautiful, I love the colors!

  6. Staci says:

    Wow what a beautiful, fun quilt. Sometimes I forget that I don’t have to quilt with a traditional block, this is really inspiring.

  7. Louisa says:

    I love how modern that quilt is. It is just beautiful!

  8. Becca says:

    These are my favorite colors too!

  9. Kristin says:

    LOVE the colors! So pretty!

  10. Shelly says:

    I know I can do this….so simply beautiful!

  11. Samantha says:

    Simple yet dynamic. Genius! I’m also glad to see another hand appplique-r out there!

  12. Anna says:

    Oooh! So pretty! I love the shapes!

  13. Mealy says:

    AWESOME. I absolutely love this quilt!!! I am picturing in my head those blues with some complimentary oranges!! How awesome would that look??!!!

  14. Jennifer says:

    That’s wonderful. I love the design.

  15. Amanda says:

    I love the aqua color against the white. Beautiful!

  16. Tina says:

    I love that quilt. So modern and unique. The colors are great.

  17. Missy says:

    Love the shapes! Very mod!!!

  18. Tanya says:

    Wow, I love this quilt! It is inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

  19. What a beautiful quilt! It´s different and the colors are so fresh.

  20. Amy says:

    This is the most beautiful quilt I’ve seen in a long time! Thank you!

  21. Cassie Ogle says:

    I am in love with this quilt! I can only hope that some day I can be this skilled 😀

  22. Christine says:

    I love the retro look of the blue fabrics. This gives me some motivation to try some different things.

  23. Joanna says:

    wow, that is beautiful!

  24. HHH says:

    oh man this is soooooo pretty!

  25. SuZ says:

    wonderful !

  26. skmparis says:

    That’s so lovely, I wish I could quilt!

  27. amelia says:

    wow! the colors of this quilt are so refreshing! thanks for showing this!

  28. Kieny says:

    Interesting design and great colours!

  29. punchanella says:

    now THAT makes me want to quilt.

  30. Michelle says:

    That’s beautiful!

  31. Lil' d says:


  32. Carol says:

    What a wonderful quilt. I really like the quilting in it and the modern layout.

  33. Claudia~L says:

    wow…what a nice design.

  34. rachel says:

    This is so beautiful! I love a modern quilt.

  35. Nicole says:

    I love the colours!

  36. Julia D says:

    Oh! Beautiful!!!

  37. Beth says:

    AMAZING! Those are my favorite colors too. Wow, very well done.

  38. Ashley says:

    Wow that is so pretty!

  39. Crystal says:

    Oh pretty!! My momma loves to make quilts, and I look forward to passing along tips I glean from y’all!!

  40. Some of my favorite colors too. This is so unique and beautiful!

  41. Gina says:

    Beautiful quilt!

  42. Patches says:

    Wow! I really like the colors and design she chose!

  43. Patches says:

    Wow! I really like the colors she and design she chose!

  44. I love that it’s asymetrical but still pleasing to the eye. February is going to be a good month–full of quilts!

  45. Sinje says:

    Great work! Very beautiful choice of colours.

  46. Stacey Crease says:

    I am blown away by the artistry of this little quilt. It is inspiring me to leave quilt patterns behind to to come up with my own masterpiece.

  47. Teddi says:

    What beautiful colors and I’m jealous of her machine stitching skills! Gorgeous!

  48. Rashida says:

    Oh my, my little quilt is first! Thank you so much for featuring it, you guys rock! And thanks to all of the commenters…you guys rock too! ^_^

  49. Oh, what a gorgeous quilt!! I love the colors!

  50. Wendy says:

    I love this quilt, it was one of my favorites of all those in the swap. The recipient was a lucky lady, indeed!

  51. Andrea says:

    I love this quilt so much and with my daughter asking for doll blankets I might have to try something similar. Also thanks for introducing me to yet another great blog.

  52. How gorgeous!!! I absolutely love it!!!

    I’ve never done a quilt, but I think it’s time to jump in and get my feet wet!

    Thanks for the inspiration!

    With friendship,

  53. Christie says:

    wow! this is so beautiful.

  54. Nada says:

    i’ve loved rashida’s blog for awhile, and remember this quilt… i was drooling over the color!

  55. Kate says:

    I love it! It is beautiful. It is simple and lovely.

  56. annie says:

    gorgeous. really, stunning. and my favorite colors, too. mad skills.

  57. Alice Stephenson says:

    Very cool! I didn’t think I was interested in quilting until I saw this.

  58. heather w. says:

    wow those colors are amazing!

  59. Margo says:

    I really like this quilt, and think I might make a similar one myself.

  60. Cassie Mayo says:

    Ack! So beautiful! The colours sparkle, as does the pattern — I love the subtle changes in the shapes of the appliques as they move across the quilt — those two circles amongst the sort-of-squares and tear drops are wonderful.

  61. alicia says:

    It is quilts like these that make me so excited to learn how to quilt! I love the creativity, the colors, the uniqueness of this quilt–so fun!

  62. Michele says:

    This quilt is fabulous! I love the colors that she used.

  63. mj says:

    Such a beautiful quilt, and so inspiring!

  64. Rose L says:

    So very cute!

  65. Karmela says:

    OMG! I LOVE this quilt! The colors are great, and the style is so modern!

  66. Emily says:


  67. alison says:

    Love that doll quilt!

  68. marisa says:

    Wow – beautiful!

  69. Jessi says:

    I love how you’ve made this so modern. It’s really great.

  70. stephanie says:

    Genius! I love everything that comes out of her crafty little brain.

  71. Jen says:

    That is so wonderful! I love to see modern designs in old fashion items! Well done.

  72. Britt says:

    Gorgeous, seriously beautiful!

  73. Lola says:

    That is such a fresh looking quilt!

  74. I love Rashida’s blog & that doll quilt by her is just amazing!

  75. Nancy says:

    Oh! I love, love, love this design! We no longer have anyone here who has dolls, but I’ve got to make something like this. Beautifully done!

  76. kira says:

    Absolutely amazing quilt! 🙂

  77. Yvette says:

    I love the colors on this quilt and then pattern is great!

  78. Sandy says:

    oops, obviously i read the post too fast, machine quilting, hand applique. I’m going to have to try applique this month.

  79. Sandy says:

    Gorgeous quilt, I can’t believe all the quilting is by hand!

  80. nikkapotamus says:

    Beautiful! I’m so loving the retro/modern 70s look now. I’d love to make one “life” size for my daughter’s bed. But in pink. Always pink.

  81. Betty says:

    I love the colors and the quilting too. Great orginal pattern. i can’t wait to try to make one for myself.

  82. Angela Williams says:

    That is very different and unique. I love it.

  83. beki says:

    The colors and design are fabulous!

  84. froghair says:

    what a great quilt. just as she said, modern and classic, all at once. nicely done!

  85. heide says:

    Are you kidding me??? That little quilt is just too flippin’ cool! I can barely stand it.

  86. Kristi Van Os says:

    I’m so excited that it’s February! There are a lot of quilting BOM that start this month and boy am I ready. This blog is going to be my favorite stop of the day.

  87. Missy says:

    How inspirational! You have inspired me to move beyond the basic 9 patch for my girls dollies! I also love the color combo you choose.Great! Happy Sewing Blazer

  88. Alisha says:

    I love the colors and design! And I’m glad you started out with someone who is a beginner quilter — I’ve never made a quilt, but after Rashida’s fantastic results on only her second quilt, well, I’m inspired.

  89. tess says:

    it’s gorgeous, I love the colours!

  90. Debbie J. says:

    Very cute doll quilt.

  91. kathy says:

    Those colors are wonderful. So calming and peaceful.

  92. shannon says:

    I love this little doll quilt! Beautiful colors and I like the diagonal quilting too.

  93. Regina says:

    Exquisite – what a fun way to start the month!

  94. Melissa says:

    that is so lovely. makes me want to go quilt

  95. Carrie says:

    Wow…how beautiful is this quilt!!! I really love both the colors and the design! Can’t wait until I learn how to make something like this!!!

  96. Mama Urchin says:

    Doll quilts are such a great way to start in quilting and to try new techniques. I love the modern-ness of this one.

  97. Marlana says:

    So pretty. Love the colors and the shapes. The quilting is amazing, too.

  98. Gorgeous! The colors are amazing, and the unique shapes and design are so much fun! Beautiful!

  99. Sarah says:

    Wow, this is gorgeous!! I love the colors and the original design.

  100. Helen says:

    wow – that quilt is just beautiful. I love blues on a crisp white background – gorgeous!

  101. Kelli says:

    Very fun and modern! Excellent color choices.

  102. LadySnow says:

    What a beautiful quilt.

  103. Michele says:

    She’s one of my favorite bloggers and I’ve loved this quilt since moment one! And I don’t even LIKE BLUE! 😛

  104. Bonnie says:


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