Sunday, 23 June 2013

Rock a bye baby quilt

Hello on this wild and blustery day...It's a special little girls' birthday very soon, and I will be making her a rag doll, I have been looking at several kits, and books, so the rag doll (still to be named), needs a cradle. I remember seeing a lovely pale blue vintage one at an antiques market in Lancaster. She will also require a patchwork quilt, how could she not! So here are some photos of the one I have made for her....

I cut squares out, and arranged them,

I joined the squares row by row, then joined the rows up together.

I then selected material for the backing, and put a piece of wadding in between front and back. Then I pinned the layers together using quilting safety pins. I chose an all over stripes and roses pattern for the back.

I then used my trusty sewing machine to sew all three layers together, and  folded the backing to the front to  
bind the edges together. The quilt can be used both ways, and I added a row of pink flowers along the top of the backing fabric.

I also added a row of pink ric rac at the top, and pink ribbon to the bottom.

So there you have one doll quilt ready for the cradle.  I loved making this small version, so much so I will be making some more for my online shops.

The rag doll post will be here very soon. A good thing she has a quilt to keep her warm, as I'm not sure she will have many clothes to begin with! I think the midnight oil will be burning! Please come take a look at the makes over at Handmade Monday  

Wendy x