Most of the dolly quilts I have made have tended towards the sludgey variety and one day, I simply thought to myself, I'm going to make a doll quilt in my favourite sugary shades. I didn't follow a pattern because as you'll see, it's just a very simple design of nine-patch blocks alternated with white setting squares and triangles.
Each block features one ditsy flowered cotton and a solid pastel coloured fabric, generally 1930's reproduction designs. Hopefully, you can just make out the pretty flower-shaped hand quilted design in the plain white blocks. I traced the motif using a water soluble pen and an acetate stencil.
Cute? It measures about 17.5" square.
For my little play about with child-themed things this morning, I just had to include this pretty-in-pink gorgeous crib that has been subject to a Hen-style make-over. Some pink eggshell paint and lots of delightful vintagey bedding later, this rather unique crib is just ready for a special little girl.
It has a new mattress and pillow, flannelette sheet, vintage wool blanket, vintage embroidered crochet-edged pillowcase and of course, a traditional patchwork quilt, made just the same as I make my regular sized quilts. I can't not mention the little top sheet though, can you see how beautifully it is embroidered with little pastel-coloured bunnies and flowers. Delightful!
(The details of this super crib can be found here in my blogshop should you be interested in re-homing it.)
Last but not least, some time ago, I happened across a really lovely vintage linen textile hand embroidered with cute animals. I decided it would be stunning in a patchwork and so have incorporated the embroidered patches into a crib-sized quilt. It measures approximately 34" x 42".
I interspersed the embroidered patches with nine-patch blocks which are made in a dazzling array of realllly gorgeous candy-coloured 1930's reproduction-style fabrics. I then machine appliqued some pretty heart motifs onto the other white blocks and hand quilted round these with perle cottons.
I think this would be adorable in a little one's nursery and I really enjoyed working on a slightly smaller project, much less heavy than the usual quilts I make and the colours and embroidery, well they're just darling.
(This Sweet Treasures quilt can be found waiting a special new home in my blogshop here. Sold now, many thanks.)
So there you have it, a pretty collection of divinely-coloured-rather-special items! Roll on Spring...