Sunday, August 22, 2010

Antique Doll Quilt

On the website of a doll quilt exhibition at The International Quilt Study Center and Museum at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln USA, there's a lovely doll quilt with a quaint setting that I really liked. So I set out to reproduce the quilt with some slight changes. I cut and pieced the quilt top in one day.  The size is 20-1/2" x 14-1/2".
The Stacked Coins baby quilt is in the binding stage.
The Fig Tree & Co's Fig & Plum charm pack quilt is ready for tie quilting. Light peach flannel for the backing, some yardage from the same range for the binding and Floretta thread for tie quilting.  Here's a good tie quilting reference found on YouTube.


  1. Your projects are looking good. I like those stars.

  2. seeing the fig tree quilt top, backing and threads all set together in the photo is so pretty . . . a beautiful quilter's still life shot.

    you've moved along very quickly on the coins quilt and the red binding really does pop wonderfully.

    i have a book called Childhood Treasures ~ Doll Quilts By and For Children written by Merikay Waldvogel which features 80 antique doll quilts from Mary Ghormley's collection. it is one of my favorite books and i do wish i lived closer to this exhibit as it must be something wonderful to see in person~!!~
    i highly recommend the book if you don't already have it.

    your small re-creation is totally sweet and once again you work so incredibly fast. will you be hand quilting this one?