Imagine Gnats to ask her where I should even start, because that's how much I did not know about quilting! She was so sweet to send me two GREAT resources.... Oh, Fransson! and The Learning Center. Thanks, girl!
I will also mention, that I STILL don't know very much about quilting, but I do now have deep respect for quilters and what they do piecing all those fabrics together and now I'm amazed at the completely handstitched quilts on my beds that have been passed down...wholly cow that was a lot of work!!!
I started with something VERY easy and I put this quilt together how it made sense to me. I didn't read anything about quilting until I got to the binding part, so I'm pretty sure I broke every cardinal quilting rule, but at the end of the day, I LOVE the result and well, it's for a doll, so who cares!
These fabrics are an assortment of scrap fabric
that I've used the past 2 years on small little projects for Naomi's
room... like her Cardboard Name Art
above her crib and her upcycled doll stroller that now matches her doll bedding. There's some premier prints Damask in there, some cutsy
prints from Hobby Lobby (sham fabric), some already in my stash (lilac
polka dots), a vintage sheet (binding) from my Gramie's linen closet
that I made Naomi's Sunday Brunch Jacket
out of, and a few others from the stash passed down. I like that almost
each piece means something to me in regards to things I've already made
for Naomi! I guess that's the cool part about quilting... telling a
This quilt probably took me 6 hours. I did most of it during nap time... so I decided to call it the Naptime Doll Quilt, because you can do it during Naptime! I totally cheated, so let me show you how I did it!
First, I laid out strips of fabric and did some "patch work" on a couple of them. (I have seen quilters do this on blogs... lol)
I made sure the pink ghingham side was facing UP and I just followed the quilting lines diagonally across. So, it looked like this on the other side. Make sure your fabric is very smooth as you sew, so it does not pucker.
Oh, Frannson's tips for binding the quilt.
And I proudly, hand stitched the back binding! I watched a movie with the hubs for this part!
So, that was that! A doll quilt, so absolutely cute, I just LOVE it!