April 27 ~ Quilt of the Day

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Doll Quilt by Helen, Patchy Work of Mini Grey

Helen wrote about this 21″ square doll quilt in several posts on her blog. She based the design off of this free pattern and writes, “I altered it a bit, made the background all one color, and put in two circles…” This is one of two similar doll quilts Helen created for Doll Quilt Swap.

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100 Responses to April 27 ~ Quilt of the Day

  1. That’s a fabulous quilt. I’d seen the pattern, but don’t love paper piecing enough to be inspired — but seeing this, well, maybe, I’ll deal with the paper. 🙂

  2. Thea says:

    Love me a rainbow!! this is so clean and beautiful

  3. Linda says:

    This is beautiful…love the colors too.

  4. DebbieB says:

    How beautiful. I love the circular quilting that surrounds the color.

  5. kimberj says:

    I want to make something this beautiful sooooo badly! Its audacious 🙂

  6. Cinnamon Sangria says:

    A wonderful quilt. Thank you!

  7. Annabel says:

    Oh it’s heavenly!

  8. Julia says:

    Super nice! Rainbow + white always is so fetching!

  9. alisha says:

    I love all of the white space. And the circular quilting is beautiful.

  10. duff says:

    So glad to see you’re featuring Helen! She’s an amazing artist, quilter, and rofl-fun person!

  11. Lauree Myler says:

    so simple and beautiful.

  12. That looks like a lot of work, although I really love it!

  13. Cat says:

    beautiful quilt!

  14. kriswithmany says:

    Beautiful! I love it!

  15. Kelli says:

    I love it. It’s so simple, but it has so much movement. Wouldn’t a bed-sized one make a great statement in a bedroom???

  16. Melissa says:

    Simple yet interesting! Love the color verigation!

  17. Ethne says:

    I love this top and would love to do a version of it – definetly one for the to do pile

  18. MamaBee says:

    so pretty!

  19. Sara Hemmeke says:

    I love the movement in this quilt, but I’m not even going to try to figure out how she set all those triangles! Great work!

  20. Heidi says:


  21. Aparna Mulgund says:

    This will look pretty as a wall hanging too.

  22. Greeblygreebly says:

    Oh my gosh, I love that! The circles, the triangles, the colours! I love everything about it!

  23. Diana says:

    So fun!

  24. Melissa says:

    I love it!

  25. Bec Clarke says:

    Helen just rocks, she does the most amazing work with colours.

  26. Marcelle says:

    What a beauty!! Your blog is great Helen

  27. Manechka says:

    I am also a big fan of white backgrounds and contrasting colors! Beautiful work 🙂

  28. Adds says:

    That’s my sister! Fantastic quilter and super great person, way to go Helen!!

  29. PeachRainbow says:

    A Rainbow Tornado!

  30. kwiltmakr says:

    I have seen a few of those fly geese in a circle and I love them. I would love to try it but after I get some courage.

  31. Marcia W. says:

    Beautiful doll quilt

  32. Rose L says:

    So cute!

  33. Ramona says:

    I love the movement in this quilt.

  34. Sara says:

    Love the colors against the white.

  35. Barb in MI says:

    I ahve looked at this quilt design so many times. Just haven’t dared yet to try it. Just beautiful!

  36. Kadybug says:

    love the use of shape movement and color! Fantastic!

  37. Morgan says:

    So simple and so gorgeous!

  38. It’s a beauty!!

  39. Lisa H. says:

    This is amazing! I love it!

  40. sharonj says:

    Like this one! Great movement and I like small quilts! Nice to do a small project to break up the big quilts. Thanks sharonj.

  41. Maureen says:

    Neat looking quilt. Almost makes me dizzy.

  42. Munaiba says:

    That looks so hard to do…

  43. Andi says:

    Wow! Another amazing quilt. I really love how she used the white background and dark-coloured binding on the quilt, it really makes the bright triangles the stars of the show!

  44. Deb G. says:

    Love it!

  45. Sara says:

    simple and easy looking—but makes a great statement: )

  46. Christine says:

    Awesome! I would never have thought of doing a quilt in circles.

  47. Maeve says:

    This is so pretty! Gorgeous quilting and color. Love it!

  48. AJ says:

    I’ve always loved this one! Helen is a fantastic quilter!

  49. Katie says:

    That’s out of control amazing! Wow!

  50. Leah says:

    Lovely work, Helen 🙂

  51. Southern Gal says:

    That’s an interesting design.

  52. Amy says:

    I love, love LOVE it!

  53. Jodie says:

    This is stunning! I can’t stop looking at it – so much movement and interest – it’s really quite mesmerizing. Bravo!

  54. Kelli says:

    The concentric quilted circles really make this quilt!

  55. Rebecca says:

    Beautiful! Wish I had more time to play with some of these ideas.

  56. Megan Presley says:

    That is so beautiful! I love the quilting!

  57. Laurel says:


  58. Char says:

    Love the colorful geese!

  59. Nanna says:

    This is gorgeous! Love it!

  60. I simply loce this quilt.So pretty.

  61. Rachel says:

    Very, very fun! Great quilting too.

  62. Kathy says:

    I just love this quilt. I’d love to make something like that someday…

  63. ~Helena~ says:

    That is awesome, thanks for sharing your tiny treasure.

  64. Cathy A says:

    I love it! The swirling motion the quilting creates is wonderful!

  65. upstatelisa says:

    Yay Helen! I love this quilt!!!! I am so fortunate to have a piece of your handiwork on my wall!

  66. Lindsey says:

    Geese in motion – love it!

  67. Cynthia I says:

    That is amazing! I love geese but doing them in a circle is daunting. A stunning quilt that inspires me to try.

  68. Patti M says:

    Beautiful! Love the white, really makes everything pop.

  69. Rebecca says:

    I love this cute little quilt!

  70. Sorahart says:

    I like the circular quilting done on the white portion. It is very visually striking!

  71. Becca says:

    This is awesome! I love the white background the colorful “arrows” leading my eye around the quilt!

  72. Kimberly says:

    This is terrific!

  73. sara says:

    What an adorable quilt!

  74. Nichole says:

    Helen makes incredible quilts, and this is no exception!

  75. Super nice!

  76. Melissa says:


  77. Jeni says:


  78. sarah says:

    love this one.

  79. Kristy says:

    That is beautiful!

  80. Melissa says:

    This is so amazing! I love the quilting!

  81. Tong says:

    So lovely!

  82. sewlindaann says:

    I too like the movement and colors in this one.

  83. Sara Suzanne Sews says:

    Wow, I love it!

  84. Jessica says:

    I think this is my favorite featured quilt yet!

  85. Kristine says:


  86. Roxanne says:

    Thanks. You could really do some interesting things with this design.

  87. Sheetal says:

    what a happy quilt!

  88. Katie B says:

    Beautiful. I love the quilting.

  89. Rene says:

    Love the way it is quilted.

  90. Melissa C says:

    Love the movement, beautiful.

  91. Kathyl says:

    Where do you find these wonderful daily quilts? Is there an archive where we can go back and look through the previous posts? There have been a couple I’d like to remember!

  92. qsogirl says:

    oh wow, is that a beautiful quilt or what?! *love* the circular quilting!

  93. Megan L says:

    That is SO COOL!

  94. Margaret says:

    Really love this – downloaded the pattern already.

  95. Deb V says:

    What a cute quilt. I like it because it is so colorful and bright.

  96. Leah says:

    Love the finished products and it’s very helpful reading back through the process on her blog!

  97. Joan says:

    That is one lucky doll!

  98. Krystina says:

    Woah! Awesome!

  99. Melissa B says:

    What a beautiful quilt! Lots of movement and energy. I love it.

  100. Rochelle says:

    What an inspiring idea.

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