Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The First Quilt

I made this quilt 9 years ago. The pattern is titled "Oh, My Stars" and its worked from the center block out. Each boarder is added on to the next boarder. A friend of mine who is an expert quilt maker, gave a quilting class. She charged $2 for a 4 hour class every 2 weeks. It was fun. A bunch of ladies together, laughing, looking at fabric, matching fabric, eating lunch together...ya it was fun.
I made these next two quilt blocks a couple of years ago. In hind sight I think I should have used 3 different fabrics, It would bring the center block out and make it more of a focal point if I had used a different fabric instead of the yellow floral.

I like these Victorian fabrics. Pretty and feminine.

I'm thinking about making a dolly quilt. I helped Livia make one a few years ago for her dollies. I have a bunch of fabric scraps in a bag that I am thinking about cutting up into squares. I think I'll work on that today. :)


  1. Wow!
    I am seriously impressed, its gorgeous!

  2. Wow is right!! You certainly didn't take the easy way out! All those little triangles -- way too much for me. They're all very pretty.

    You asked me about sizes for doll quilts; mine are usually made to fit my doll beds, so they will vary. Most pieces are no smaller than 1 1/2 inches which can then be pieced into three inch blocks, to make a 12, 15, or 18 inch top. I have two really good books filled with patterns, but a lot of regular patterns can be made; it just takes a little math and drafting on your own. The books are American Doll Quilts, by Kathleen Tracy, and Little Quilts (all through the house) by Berg, Von Holt, and Johnson. I bought mine on eBay. Ms Tracy has a website, http:/ where she shows a lot of her little quilts.

    As well as you sew you'll have no trouble. My biggest problem is this: a mistake shows up worse on small quilts! Make a few and put in your Etsy shop with the wonderful dolls. I bet you'll have buyers!!

  3. Thank you for the kind words, Ladies. I feel the need to say that if it weren't for my expert friend and her class, I could have never made this quilt on my own. We all made the same quilt just in different colors. It was a lot of fun but I don't think I could do it on my own even now. I had a lot of help figuring out how it all went together.

    My favorite border on the quilt is the "delectable mountains" which is the boarder that falls just off the bed and looks like a mirror image of light and dark.