Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Needlework Tuesday: Doll Blankets

Last Tuesday, I was cutting strips for doll quilts.  This week I have pics of the finished product.  I spent the weekend with my sister, Teri, and she wanted to try quilting.  We decided on very basic 12" blocks made from strips in varying widths.  Six blocks made a 2'x3' quilt.  
We set up a sewing area in Teri's dining room.
Mom brought along her embroidery to work on while we chatted.
This week's lesson was on piecing, so we saved the actual quilting for another day and finished these blankets by tying.  

And here they are, being modeled by Teri's beloved Kewpie doll, "Fuzzy".  (She was fuzzy 50-ish years ago, but she's had several new bodies over the years.)

Teri's quilt, the pink/black butterflies, will go to her granddaughter, Elaine.  My quilt, made from the blue/yellow vintage Winnie the Pooh print, will go to Elaine's half-sister, Lauren.  I think two young ladies and their American Girl dolls will be very pleased.

I will be at Teri's house again in two weeks, so stay tuned for The Potholder Project.

Needlework Tuesday is hosted by Heather at Books and Quilts.  


  1. they turned out lovely. For a doll or smaller quilt, i find that knotting them leaves softer quilt.

  2. They look great. I particularly love the black/pink one.

  3. This was a great sewing project and I learned a lot! Can't wait for our next lesson Tami!

  4. They look great! Good job, Tami and Teri. It's nice that your family gets together to visit and craft.