February 8 ~ Quilt of the Day

on February 8 | in Sewing Inspiration | by | with 79 Comments

Doll Quilt
By Jennifer, Moving Hands

We know all about Jennifer’s amazing hand piecing skills now! She made this doll quilt as a gift for a new baby’s nursery wall. The fabrics are by Liberty of London. Jennifer writes, “I used a bunch of small cuts to make this quilt. In Japan there are shops that do very small pieces of the whole range of Liberty fabrics so that patchworkers can have a big variety without spending the $$$ it takes to buy yardage.”


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79 Responses to February 8 ~ Quilt of the Day

  1. Olga says:

    I like this project very much, can make a great present! Thanks for sharing with us.

  2. Dani says:

    I absolutely adore that! I have to find some way to make something similar. :)

  3. ainhoa says:

    Really lovely!

  4. Dawn says:

    I have been looking at doll quilts for a while and at first I thought–hey, I don’t have kids yet and I don’t have any dolls, why would I want to make a doll quilt? After seeing so many lovely doll quilts like Jennifer’s I started to realize more and more that I need to get try making a doll quilt myself! There are so many projects I want to do and so little time and I think that doll quilting will allow me to get a more immediate gratification than the weeks/months it takes me to finish a full size quilt. Nice job Jennifer!!!

  5. Lauri says:

    I adore this type of quilt! And this one is beautiful!

  6. kim says:

    what a sweet quilt

  7. Such lovely delicate fabrics for a small quilt ….. what a nice addition to a nursery.

  8. Suzanne says:

    I need to touch it! I’m sure you know that feeling :)

  9. Katie says:

    Gorgeous! I love the mix of the white blocks.

  10. Michelle says:

    This is fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing all of these inspiring quilts this month. I wish I had more time and could get more done!

  11. jmbmommy says:

    I want to see this one close up….it looks so crisp.

  12. shannon says:

    Beautiful! I love this quilt.

  13. Gina says:

    This is a beautiful quilt!

  14. Libby says:

    Very nice. I love how she used one solid color for every other one.

  15. Cassie Ogle says:

    So pretty!

  16. hillary says:

    and it’s all mine! er, I mean, Phoebe’s. it’s so beautiful in person. I spend (seemingly) hours gazing at its awesomeness while I’m rocking Phoebe to sleep.

  17. Liz Reese says:

    beautiful!

  18. Lil' d says:

    I love this quilt and how the white really shows off the other fabrics. i just wish white wasn’t so impractical around this house…

  19. Carol says:

    Lovely! This a is a great way to show off a lot of prints.

  20. Robin in New Jersey says:

    Love it.

  21. Julia D says:

    This is so perfectly lovely!!

  22. Cara says:

    Lovely – the white really makes it pop.

  23. sara says:

    This is so beautiful …I love quilts without structure. The variety makes if feel useful.

  24. Jennifer says:

    Thank you for all of the comments! The white squares are machine quilted along the quarter-inch seam allowance, to make it look like hand quilting. So I quilted each square individually. This was a gift that I needed to get out, so I was definitely happy to finish it with my sewing machine.

  25. alicia says:

    I love it!

  26. This doll quilt is so beautiful. It would be a dream come true having more variety of quilt fabrics here. Quilting, in Brazil, is something that is now beginning to be known, and popular, and is still expensive, with just 2 or 3 fabric brands and most of notions are imported. We all hope that while growing its popularity, grows the variety of fabrics. The cotton industry here is strong but mostly for jersey and blends.

  27. Laurie says:

    I love the Liberty prints too bad they are so expensive. While in London 20 years ago i bought 1/4 meter. ;)

  28. Amanda says:

    This is gorgous. I love the fabrics. Maybe I will take up quilting. :)

  29. Ginny says:

    Gorgeous! I would like to make something similar for my daughters.

  30. Kelli says:

    I really like how she quilted the white pieces to make them look three dimensional.

  31. heather w. says:

    love it!

  32. Nada says:

    wow! I love the idea of small cuts of Liberty… i’ve never felt i could afford it

  33. Jill says:

    Simply beautiful

  34. Stacy says:

    Love this one!
    ~Stacy

  35. Rose L says:

    So beautiful! Thanks for sharing. :)

  36. Sarah says:

    This is driving me nuts! I have a new quilt to design and I’m am getting overwhelmed with all this wonderful inspiration. :)

  37. My mom makes quilts like these. I am the proud owner of several. Thanks for sharing so many great ideas! Maybe I’ll try it myself – these pictures sure make me want to.

  38. Celeste says:

    I LOVE this one–what a fabulous palette!

  39. Simone says:

    This is really lovely!

  40. mj says:

    How fun to use the liberty prints!

  41. Britt says:

    I have the same question as jennifer (up three comments) what technique creates teh raised panel effect in the white squares?

  42. Beth says:

    I love that idea of buying a bunch of small pieces!

  43. Andrea says:

    I love all the different floral prints and then how the blocks of white hold them all together. It is like a beautiful little garden.

  44. Sandra says:

    So sweet and homey! What an inspiration to sit and make my own little quilt for decor or dollies….

  45. Teddi says:

    I love it! I need to consider doll size quilts – I always think I have to do a larger size like twin, full, queen etc. Seems so overwhelming so I never start – these smaller sizes don’t seem like such a huge mountain to climb. Beautiful work!

  46. Kabira says:

    I’m loving this quilt a day feature – thanks for scouring the web for so many truly beauteous quilts!

  47. Sandy says:

    it would be so nice to be able to get smaller pieces of the liberty fabrics, this quilt shows how you can turn those tiny pieces into something gorgeous!

  48. alison says:

    Love, love, love, love, love this quilt!

  49. Sequana says:

    That has me heading to my stash. I have a couple granddaughters who would love a pretty quilt like this.

  50. that quilt is amazing!

    With friendship,
    Lisa

  51. Sam VanDerPuy says:

    beautiful quilt. the patterns lend themselves to such small squares. I love that japnese shops offer small cuts of pricey fabrics! We should adopt that practice!

  52. Libby says:

    So delicate and sweet!! I love it!! Thanks for sharing this! Libby

  53. Michele says:

    The fabric is beautiful!

  54. jennifer says:

    What a lovely quilt. So beautiful in its simplicity. I kind of play at putting quilts together so I’m not very knowledgeable — what technique creates the raised panel effect in the white squares?

  55. Chris Worthy says:

    This is so very beautiful — just breathtaking.

  56. Violet says:

    White looks to be the best compliment to all the beautiful and colorful patterns from Liberty.
    Just beautiful!
    -violet

  57. Melissa says:

    i love it!

  58. ERIN DENNIS says:

    Very simple. Proves you don’t always have to sew a million pieces to be beautiful.

  59. Such a sweet little quilt!!

  60. applecyder says:

    I really wish I had a shop nearby that sold Liberty prints in smaller bits and pieces. I think I need to try hand piecing after reading the previous post.

  61. Grace Sheppard says:

    Is it weird to want to be a doll so that I can sleep under this quilt? I LOVE this quilt. Beautiful.

  62. Annika says:

    So lovely!

  63. Katharina says:

    How the cream colour makes the quilt so wonderful clean, i love it!

  64. Heather says:

    Love it! so pretty! My little one is so into dolls that a doll quilt is rapidly becoming necessary.

  65. Lindsey says:

    Very sweet! This is a great idea for my little ones “babies” They would need matching of course ;)

  66. Lynn says:

    Oh man! I wish they offered little cuts of liberty fabric here! I’ll have to keep an eye out the next time I go to Japan!

  67. jackie says:

    love it!!!

  68. Carrie says:

    Beautiful quilt! I love the fabric and how the white squares give it a little something extra.

  69. mary says:

    Lovely. I wish we could get small cuts like that here!

  70. Kimberly says:

    Very nice! I love all the different colors and prints.

  71. Lisa says:

    Just beautiful

  72. Ellen says:

    lovely quilt and a great gift!

  73. trishia says:

    gorgeous! I wonder if shops around here would do that… I’ll have to ask- can’t hurt, right?

  74. Claudia~L says:

    very nice quilt – enjoyed seeing it!

  75. pratima says:

    soo… sweet!! and the quilting is just beautiful. Love it!

  76. Regina says:

    Beautiful colors – what a nice gift!

  77. alison says:

    Beautiful! What a brilliant idea to offer small cuts of the Liberty fabrics. And mixing the prints with the white is stunning. Thanks for sharing all your tips and quilts with us this week!

  78. Joan says:

    So simple and so beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration!

  79. Crystal says:

    beautiful!

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