These small quilts go by many names - mini quilt, doll quilt, wall quilt, art quilt - but for these 2 darling clients (read: my neice and nephew) they are most certainly doll quilts.
My super-talented mom sewed up quilts for each of her 3 grandkids earlier this year and my sister asked me to create replicas for her kids' dolls.
Sure. Easy. I love making small quilts.
That was before I realized just how small these pieces were going to be.
I did my fair share of cussing, but they turned out pretty cute and really weren't too difficult once I got the hang of working with pieces about 1/2" big. Quilting was a cinch since they measure a whopping 18" x 23" and I had them out in the mail to the kids about 2 weeks after starting. Here are some pics* (more here) of the finished pieces:
Just yesterday I got the most delightful package of hand-written thank you notes from both kids... melting my heart and making me forget just how tedious these quilts were.
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*A note on the pics... they were taken at the same time and same place so I'm not sure why the coloring is so off**. Must be my camera's way of telling me I am a sucky operator.
**The rainbow quilt is actually WHITE, I swear.