Thursday, March 8, 2012

Re-making an old doll quilt and directions for you

A couple weeks ago I was quilt fabric shopping at Good Wives (Marion, Ohio) looking at a new Jo Morton line called Bridgeport when I let out a gasp.  There was a black mourning print in the line that reminded me of a print that was in an antique doll quilt I own.  How neat if I could remake my antique into a new doll quilt.  After all, reproduction mourning prints are hard to find.

After getting home and finding my doll quilt, I rummaged through the scrap basket for some
medium and light blues.  Since the original is machine quilted with diagonal lines thru each
square, I followed along with the new one.  See how similar they look?
This is a simple doll quilt to make and if you would like to make one for yourself, find some scrappy blues and get a bit of Andover Bridgeport #A-5604-K.  I bought a yard and I have a good piece leftover.  You may only need half a yard.
Cut 35 assorted blue squares 2 3/4 inches.  And cut 35 black repro mourning prints 2 3/4 inches square.
Follow the color placements in the photos.  Notice the short blue rows contain the same blue in a line.
The antique doll quilt is backed and bound with a grayish mini check.  I used a smokey gray tiny star
print on mine.

I hope you make one!