Thursday, June 30, 2011

I Put the "Mini" in Mini Quilt

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.


Yo-yo Mama said...

I wasn't sure about the 2nd quilt until I saw more of it on Flickr. LOVE that blue/brown combo!

I also added you as a contact, in case you were wondering who _D_D_ was.

And with that being said, do you want to take on a quilt project for me that there's no way in hell I'll ever be able to do?? There's cash involved!

S said...

Those are great!

Susie said...

Anna,Anna, Anna,

Your quilts and other crafts are always beautiful. I am hooked on Pinterest, Thanks to You.
T- Town librarian.

julie k said...

I love the rainbow quilt. Nice work!