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Thread: Doll Quilt Practice Run

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    Well, after meticulously cutting out HSTs and even marking the 1/4" on all sides, I tried sewing them together to make a doll quilt for the next swap. What a mess! I am hopeless. So ... I threw them out.

    I pulled out part of my huge stash of fabric samples and selected some brocades and an really pretty embroidered satiny swatch and here's what I made. A practice run ... and I don't know what happened to the colors in the photo. The fabric has a gorgeous bronze sheen to it that isn't coming out and the border is a blue and bronze brocade.

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    This is a lovely doll quilt. Nice job. Thank you for sharing.

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    beautiful doll quilt, thanks for sharing with us

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    Love your doll quilt.

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    Awesome quilt!

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    Very pretty!

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    that is really pretty!!

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    Beautiful!

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    I love the colours, they look great on my screen and just as you describe. You have made a beautiful minature quilt. Any doll will love it!

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    Beautiful! The great thing about the doll quilt swap is that there are almost no rules!

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    Thanks to everyone for your kind comments. I was really wanting to make a tiny pieced quilt, but ... it was not to be. Now I am happily sorting through my fabric samples and trying to decide what to do for the swap. A learning curve for me. Will take a different approach to quilting it next time.

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    lovely quilt. too bad about all the work on the hst's

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    You did a beautiful job on this quilt :D:D:D

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    This is a little beauty and ready for the mailbox! You will find out what your style is the more you make quilts.
    It's weird how some pics will show quilt colors exactly as it should be and the next one taken right afterwards will be really off.
    If you want to try quilts on a smaller scale, use squares and rectangles first. HST are really tricky. Oh and keep that quilt you passed on. As your patchworking skills improve it will be a gentle reminder of how far you have come.

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    Doll quilts are so fun. This one is lovely

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    Very pretty doll quilt! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad
    This is a little beauty and ready for the mailbox! You will find out what your style is the more you make quilts.
    It's weird how some pics will show quilt colors exactly as it should be and the next one taken right afterwards will be really off.
    If you want to try quilts on a smaller scale, use squares and rectangles first. HST are really tricky. Oh and keep that quilt you passed on. As your patchworking skills improve it will be a gentle reminder of how far you have come.
    You are so sweet. Thank you. I really need to learn more about the "lumpiness" of little quilts. So many seams in such a tiny space. I think that was one of the problems with getting points to line up. Maybe sewing by hand would work better?

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    Really pretty, soft colors and an adorable doll quilt. I've not done a doll quilt for quite a while but remember how much fun they were! Thanks for sharing.

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    Beautiful stitching!

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