Sunday, 28 February 2016

Doll quilt

I joined up with a group of ladies making a doll quilt this month having seen a quilt one of them had done. This is the link about the quilt challenge   at least I hope I have shared the correct link,  links confuse me. http://cattinkakw.blogspot.com/2016/01/puppenquilt-mitnah-aktion-doll-quilt.html.
We had a month to make the quilt and they are all being shared on cattinka`s blog today and we are sharing our own on our blogs today too.  I do not have a doll but do have an ancient bear which like me will be 70 next year and when I was 50 Mum bought me another bear.  However I am not using this as a quilt for the bears but as a mat for Pearl my featherweight machine she seems so at home on it!  The quilt measures 12.5" x 15.5" .  Due to my lack of piecing skills for small blocks I decided to do a scrap quilt, I save all scraps over 1" and had great fun joining lots of them together and making 30 blocks out of them  I am so pleased with how it worked.I have machine quilted it with a random sort of swirl,  this is the really tricky part for me but quite pleased with it though the stitches do vary a bit in size

sorting scraps

lots of blocks

the completed quilt

close up of my attempted quilting
my 50th birthday bear  he is called Fortesque his name was attached to him

my elderly bear  poor thing is very bald on his body and even has a few holes in him. Have given him wool eyes as he has lost the original ones and have had to replace his paw pads many years ago.

featherweight on the quilt inside her cover

how at home Pearl looks on the quilt mat





46 comments:

Birgit Ringlein said...

Wonderfull dollquilt....
i like it scrapy :-)
Liebe Grüße Birgit

Mary Ellen said...

Your old bear reminds me of the children's book, "The Velveteen Rabbit." He was loved so much that he got all worn out. Doll quilt turned out great. Something from nothing almost. Good job on the quilting.

este said...

Really amazing ... such nice dollquilts.
LG este

Nana said...

What a lovely little quilt this is and hoe nice you joined this project.

Nana

Marika said...

God Morning
I like Teddybears too,
Thank you that you have shown us how you worked the quilt from the beginning.
Very nice to look at me like your swells very
Creative regards Marika

Dorothea said...

Your little quilt is beautiful!

Anneliese said...

What a little wonderful thing! It is so sweet to see!

Boud said...

This is definitely my favorite of all your quilts to date! Makes me think of making one for the Dollivers..

Renate said...

it is a lovely colorful quilt.
Have a nice day!
Renate

Margo Brooks said...

I absolutely LOVE that tiny quilt. I can!t believe you piece such tiny pieces. It would have driven me crazy. It is beautiful.

The Inside Stori said...

What a great and appropriate solution to use scraps for your vintage bear……it’s adorable!

Christine Barnsley said...

Hello Margaret! I love you little quilt and both Fortesque and Pearl look right at home with it! It was a fun sew-a-long! Have a nice week! Christine x

crafty cat corner said...

That is just beautiful, and the machine is awsome as well.
I have a drawer full of scraps that I just can't throw away, this would make good use of them, but when I'll get the time who knows. lol
I'm 70 in a couple of weeks time so snap.
Briony
x

Cattinka said...

Margaret you really are spoiling us with treasures today. The little quilt is number one, the bears number 2 and three and you Featherweight is the next one. It looks good on the little quilt. This SAL was lots of fun and I am glad you were part of it!
KATRIN W.

tubakk said...

Beautiful scrappy doll quilt. I love quilts like that. Super to use all those smallest scraps.

nealichundderdickeopa said...

What a wunderfull scrappy miniquilt, Margaret!!!
I like your Teddybears and the Little sewingmachine...
Greetings, Katrin

Celtic Thistle said...

What a smart mat for your sewing machine Margaret, although your bear looks very comfortable under there too!

Fischtown Lady said...

Dear Margaret,
what a lovley quilt! I love scapy quilts so much!
Greetings Marita

sigisart said...

Dear Margaret,
you made a lovely little Doll-Srap-Quilt! I love it!!!
Many hugs
sigisart

Pippas quilts said...

How cute are they well done

PaulaB quilts said...

Your quilt is a delight. No wonder the old bears like it so much. I still have my first doll, with stuffing falling out, but I could never part with her. So nice that you have them.

Jane Galley said...

little quilts are great for using up our small scraps and a great size to practice our quilting. They're so much easier to manipulate. It's the perfect resting place

Rosi said...

Dear Margaret,
that's a wonderful little quilt, looking fresh and bright.
I think, your old Teddy has well-deserved it :-)
Greetings Rosi

Kleine Nadelelfe said...

Liebe Margret
Dein kleiner Puppenquilt ist sehr schön geworden. Richtig bunt mit leuchtenden Stoffen. Dein Bär freut sich, das er darin schlafen darf.
Herzlichen Dank auch für Deinen lieben Kommentar.
Ingeburg

liniecat said...

Really loving your Featherweight! And that delightful little quilt too : )
I enjoy making up scrappy blocks myself, am not that good at patchwork so sort of learning as I go along, but enjoying the path never the less!
I think your quilt is a perfect base for Pearly but maybe the bears might like small sized pouch like,sleeping bags rather than a quilt each? lol

Angelikas quilts and knits said...

Dear Margaret,
I love your scrappy quilt and the bears :-)

happy quilting
Angelika

Angi said...

Dear Margaret,

how cute your little dollquilt is......really scrappy.....that's what a quilt should be!

Greetings Angi

desertskyquilts said...

Adorable doll quilt! Even for a sewing machine or a bear. I'm impressed you have the bear still at all! Mine is long gone, but I remember him well. He was black and white and had only one eye. =) What a great project that is. Now if you have any little children around, they'll want one, too.

QuiltSue said...

That is great and well done on the meander quilting. Pearl looks very comfy on her own special "cushion" now.

Julies.C said...

Hello Margaret I followed your link from Marion and saw your lovely quilts, your work is lovely to see.
Julie.C

Séverine said...

Your doll quilt is lovely!

Die Nähmeise said...

Dear Margaret,
what a lovely little Quilt, your teddies feel very comfortable with the beautiful quilt. Thanks for your dear visit on my blog.
Have a nice week, Carmen

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

What a sweet little quilt and little bear....smile.

Jill said...

I love all your bright, cheerful fabrics! Pearl looks fabulous on her new mat!!!

Jillian said...

I love this one, Margaret - such fabulous colours. I really like your quilting.

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Great use of your scraps!!! And how lovely that you get to keep your quilt - so often these doll quilts are a swap: you work really hard on creating something gorgeous and then give it away!!!

Suztats said...

Oh, what a cute wee quilt! Fortesque looks rather comfy snuggled beneath. Hugs

Susan Hook said...

A lovely bright quilt, it is just the job to keep Pearl sitting comfortable!

LyonelB said...

Liebe Margret,
Dein Puppenquilt ist wunderschön geworden, so herrlich bunt und farbenfroh. Ich wollte auch schon ganz oft solche Crazyquilts nähen, aber das gelingt mir immer nicht, dafür bin ich wohl zu geradlinig.
Liebe Grüße Viola

Anita said...

a pretty mini quilt ! I love crumb/scrappy quilt and you've done a wonderful job Margaret!

Jen said...

Hello Margaret, Love the different blocks and lovely bright colors for the dolls quilt , The quilting was good. Fortesque and Pearl will have to share your quilt.

Sarah said...

Lovely doll quilt and soooooo small. Great job!

Raewyn said...

What a fun doll/bear/machine quilt Margaret! It sounds like you had a good time making it too! Your bears certainly have a lot of history don't they - what wonderful fellows to have! I love all your blocks from your previous post, I'm collecting the SS patterns - and the Pat Sloan ones - but haven't had a chance to start them yet!

Lilian said...

I love the idea of a mini quilt and yours looks great!

JennyPennyPoppy said...

My sewing skills are so poor that I don't even think I could make a small doll quilt. Yours looks so bright and colourful and nicely done!

Valerie Reynolds said...

You've inspired me to make myself a cute sewing machine mat...shhhh....I'm still using an old piece of batting!! YIKES!