November 13, 2011

zig zag doll quilt

Even though my Christmas crafting to-do list is growing longer by the minute, I took a break to make a doll quilt for the Pretty in Patchwork Lark Doll Quilt Contest.  You can see all the fabulous entries in the Flickr group.  Even though I don't have any use for a doll quilt, I found making one to be an excellent way to try a new technique without committing to a full-size blanket.  I had everything in my stash, so this didn't cost me a penny.  My zig-zag doll quilt:

I was pretty impressed with how well the top turned out.  I'm not much of a precision quilter, but most of my points matched up almost perfectly.  My little quilt measures about 13 inches by 15 inches.  I used gray fabric (leftover from last year's poodle skirt Halloween costume), a yellow and white floral from my stash, and Warm and Natural batting.  I made half square triangles and arranged them in a zig zag pattern.  (Sorry disappearing nine patch, but I think half square triangles may be my new favorite pattern--there are just so many options for arranging them.)  I machine quilted along the zig zags and hand-stitched the binding which took forever but I love how it looks.

This may end up on the wall of my sewing room as a cute little wall hanging.

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