Monday, January 4, 2010

Mini Makeovers

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Happy New Year!

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With the New Year we have a little room redo going on at our house ~ but this time the renovation is on a small scale.

My daughter wanted some bedding for her dolls and that gave me an excuse to go to town and really make some fun doll bedding. Doll quilts are a perfect way to practice stipple quilting which is a new (to me) technique I just learned using the doll quilts to practice on (more on that later). Meanwhile here are the bedding sets - complete with matching teeny tiny throw pillows and shams. IMG_9696

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Yeah I'm tooting my own horn but seriously, these are so stinkin' cute I just want to crawl right into that bed. Did I mention teeny tiny throw pillows? I'm overcome by the cuteness.

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Oh to be a kid again....

Happy Sewing!

ADDENDUM

I really shouldn't write blog-posts when it's late at night I'm dog tired. Here is some detail info that I neglected to put in above:

The strip quilt (purple/aqua) is just random widths of strips i put together. My finished quilts needed to be 22X20 to fit the bed properly and giving them about a 4-5" overhang on either side. So I was aiming for that size. My bed size is about 22X10 - so my 'mattress' covers where that size. The block pieced quilt (green) is loosely based on this great tute from Alissa at Sew Mama Sew. I used 3.5" squares and then added a border width that would fit my finished size. The flower quilt (pink) was made by cutting bias strips of coordinating fabrics and then gathering them using my ruffler set at 1 for lots of tight ruffles/pleats. These were arranged to make the flower and then pinned and sewn into place. The ruffles fluffed up nicely in the wash and almost have a chenille look to them. I drew on the quilt top to loosely follow the flower outline and then quilted that using my darning foot.

Fabrics used:
Strip quilt: Farmer's Market (Sandi Henderson), Cloe's Imagination (Tina Givens), Olive Rose (Valori Wells), Michael Miller dots
Block quilt: Pop Garden (Heather Bailey), Olive Rose (Valori Wells), Mezzanine (Patty Young), Michael Miller dots
Flower quilt: Soiree (Lila Tueller), Mezzanine (Patty Young)
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