Friday, October 25, 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Doll Quilt Entry


I have done a lot of doll quilts with the Monthly Doll Quilt Swap Group, so it was hard to pick one.  I really enjoy  this group and offers inspiration to try some new techniques with a little project. This particular month's theme was 'Shape Shifters' - use a non-traditional shape/size to make your quilt.

This mini Cathedral Window quilt was made using the cirlce template method. Here is a tutorial on YouTube to help explain:
  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gKvdrexKE4

My template was one of my dinner plates and I made a cardboard square template for the centers.  Simply using up some left-over layer cakes, flannel was used for batt, some button fun and I always make a little dollie to match the quilt - dressed with scraps from the quilt. Finished size - 18" square



You get a nicely pieced and quilted back with this technique, too.  And my signature doll quilt label is made using Aida cloth, DMC floss and a little button.

Please be sure to visit Amy's Creative Side and view all the entrants.  There are several catagories - maybe you have a quilt to enter!

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

17 comments:

  1. I always like to see your Doll Quilts!

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  2. I love your doll quilt Sharon. The circles are so different.

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  3. This is such a sweet quilt...your doll must be very happy to have a matching quilt! Very unique and very pretty!

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  4. Lovely little quilt an dolly! I've been wanting to do a cathedral quilt for a long time. Thanks for the link to the video. :)

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  5. This quilt is adorable Sharon!

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  6. I remember this quilt. Very sweet, and a great choice for the theme

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  7. Just darling Sharon! Blessings, Marlene

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  8. I just love your little dolls. I was never much of a doll person when I was growing up (now either), but your dolls are so cute.

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  9. I love that one, you always make the best doll quilts.

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  10. Great doll quilt idea. It turned out beautiful.

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  11. I love it!! What a great way to do Cathedral Windows. I know I will be voting for you!!

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  12. Love this doll quilt. Plus I love this method of making cathedral window quilts. Much quicker than hand stitching.

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  13. Ohh not only a quilt, but the little dolly too! Great job Sharon!

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