Tuesday, December 20, 2005


A little doll quilt I recently made. It measures 14" X 18". I've told you I love puzzles, games where you must "find" things, or solve problems..right? Well, this quilt is a result of ordering a small package of fabric samples from Gohn's in Indiana. They sell to the Amish, and I was curious what sort of calicos they carried..LOL. Didn't find anything I wanted to buy, but I did see a chance to be challenged. All the fabrics except the lattice, borders, backing and binding are from that little package..*VBG* They were 1.5" squares and I just used them as they came. I probably never would have used "lights" of so "medium" a tone or range or hue, or whatever it is..*G* But I am pleased with the outcome. Machine pieced, hand quilted. Posted by Picasa

11 comments:

Laurie said...

Finn,
That is too cute! Is it going to someone special? Sometimes finishing something challenging is just what we need!! Good job!
Hugs
Laurie

Tropical Screamer said...

What a great little quilt. It's so creative and the idea of making something from samples is enchanting to me.

Aloha,
Darilyn

Lucy said...

Oh Finn, it is adorable... I love the fabrics :c)

The Calico Cat said...

It definately has a nice homey feel to it... And those are teh kinds of fabrics that the Amish use in "English" quilts.... I get a kick out of their fabric choices when I visit Lancaster....

BTW I own an authentic Amish Quilt (In an Amish color way) I need to get a photo of it...

Tracey said...

Look what your curiousity accomplished for you! VERY nice little quilt. I bet it's going to a grandchild for their bear or doll. ;o)

Joanne said...

Darling little quilt. I love the little scrappy quilts the best of all!

JudyL said...

So tiny and cute!! I love seeing little things like that. Great job!

Judy L.

Nines said...

Well, there you go again! Making something out of nothing- like those fabric leis. And don't the colors look a bit like Lucy? You did a lovely job- whoever ends up with it, will have a little treasure of more than just a quilt, but a peice of who you are.

Jay said...

Beautiful, and thrifty to boot! What a great way to experiment with new fabrics. I am dying to try a Cathedral Window quilt and this may be the way to go - a smaller format!

Tonya R said...

I love how you did this project, but it made me smile about the lights being too medium in tone - that's the story of my life - I just plain adore the darker colors. The sashing you used certainly sparked it all up and the quilt doesn't come across as dark at all.

Dawn said...

Oh I love how this little doll quilt turned out with your little squares! So adorable! You are just too creative!