Welcome to my quilting journal. I enjoy expressing myself through fiber. Tiny pieces of fabric, vintage quilt blocks combined with hand stitches create my art. Keeping this journal helps me document my thoughts and progress. So glad you could join me, Happy Quilting.
Monday, September 17, 2012
Civil War Nine-Patch
I usually don't make quilts with an established block and name, but I couldn't resist a Civil War Nine-Patch doll quilt.
I'm trying new quilting ideas for a while, and doll quilts came to mind. Now, I don't own dolls and I don't have a daughter or grand daughter, but doll quilts are easy to make and a great way to discover a block and see what it would look like if you wanted to go bigger. In my case I think this little doll quilt is going on the wall with other small quilts. The quilt has been machine pieced and hand quilted. I used some reproduction Civil War and homespun fabrics. It measures 11 1/2 x 16 inches and hand quilted. The block came from the Dear Jane book I purchased years ago. I have another quilt totally different waiting in the wings that was inspired by the Dear Jane block patterns. Have a wonderful Monday and Happy Quilting!