Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Zig Zag Doll Quilt

Leslie is wanting to make a zig zag quilt for her front room. I told her I'd do some practicing and see how easy or hard it would be. This little doll quilt is the result of my practice. I started it back in February when I was having a major doll quilt binge.

I love how it turned out, but I thought it was a real stinker to make. I'm thinking it was because the triangles were so small (3.5 inches or 8.9 cm). Lots of little pieces to try and work with~not my idea of a good time!

Since it was a trial quilt I just pulled out some fabrics from my stash. This backing fabric I really love. I made my girls skirts out of it last year.

I sort of used this method to make the quilt. If Leslie and I decide to tackle a big zig zag quilt, I guarantee we will be using this one instead, because it doesn't use triangles!

Lastly, here is another doll quilt I made during my binge for our little 3 yr old friend Libby. I stole the last bits of her mom's AHenry Pears and Apples fabric so the quilt would match the play kitchen her mom made her for Christmas.

I never thought in a million years that I'd ever be making doll quilts, but they are proving to be quite fun for me! If only I didn't have so many ideas...

Browse through more great zig zags on flickr. This one happens to be a favorite of mine. If you like Monet, check out this and this.

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  1. Oh my gosh I love little doll quilt you made for Libby. Cute, cute colors.

  2. p.s. I just looked at the flickr zig zag quilts. I looooove them with white in between.

  3. You make little girls very happy. So cute!

  4. Love the method of sewing squares together instead of triangles. Also like the rectangles sewn together to look like triangles. People are so clever. Tiffany

  5. Love this--and kudos to crazy mom quilts for her rectangle zigzag and not triangles.

  6. those are adorable! I am just beginning to quilt- I've made a pillow and a few potholders, but these might be a good way to practice, before I jump into a full-sized quilt!



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