My Doll Quilt Swap – Quilt Top!

Over the weekend, I had fun piecing this little gem!  I had been mulling over an idea for my Doll Quilt Swap quilt, and finally got to it!  Each block is finished at 4″, which means the overall quilt is 16″ x 16″, perfect doll quilt size.

DQS 11 Quilt Top

Each block is paper pieced, an often intimidating skill, that doesn’t need to be!  Precision is a given, as long as you can follow the lines while sewing.   To help me out with color placement, I quickly used color pencils to remind me of the colors.  Otherwise I would have been a bit slower in the production phase, constantly checking my color placement.

DQS 11 Quilt Top - Back

Up next — removing all the papers, and finding the perfect way to quilt it, without over quilting.

Did you enter the giveaway yesterday?  There’s still time!  And Shawna has some great sales going on too!

Happy quilting~


By | 2017-02-06T09:18:34+00:00 August 2nd, 2011|Doll Quilt Swap, work in progress|22 Comments


  1. Suzanne August 2, 2011 at 6:09 am - Reply

    I love the movement the stars have with the juxtaposition of solids. They seem to dance.

  2. Stray Stitches August 2, 2011 at 6:18 am - Reply

    Gorgeous quilt top! Wonderful colors :)

  3. Joan August 2, 2011 at 6:25 am - Reply

    I love your doll quilt. I just wanted to share with you that I purchased a package of Manilla drawing paper from Hobby Lobby. You get 200 9X12 sheets for $4 I print off my paper piecing patterns on it and tearing off the papers is super easy. It literally falls off when your done.

  4. Jennifer at Ellison Lane Quilts August 2, 2011 at 6:39 am - Reply

    That looks amazing Amy. I really want to learn to paper /foundation piece. Can you point me towards a great tutorial to start?

  5. randi August 2, 2011 at 6:41 am - Reply

    oh nice! i love the look of movement!

  6. Nancy D. August 2, 2011 at 6:41 am - Reply

    What a great little quilt top.

  7. Lynda August 2, 2011 at 6:51 am - Reply

    love the piece – would make a great pillow as well. great idea to mark w/colored pencil, thanks for the tip

  8. Lynne August 2, 2011 at 7:16 am - Reply

    I really like that quilt, Amy – enough to even consider giving piecing a go!

  9. Lisa August 2, 2011 at 7:16 am - Reply

    I agree, the movement is wonderful. Can’t wait to see how you quilt it. Lucky swap partner!

  10. Victoria Paige August 2, 2011 at 7:54 am - Reply

    Wow – this is beautiful.

  11. Jill August 2, 2011 at 7:58 am - Reply

    Love this! I’ve been thinking about doing some paper piecing. Where do you get your patterns?

  12. Sara August 2, 2011 at 8:52 am - Reply

    Too cute for words Amy! Darling!

  13. Candy August 2, 2011 at 10:31 am - Reply

    Awesome! I love how the changed alignment of the stars makes these them twinkle!

  14. Nancy S. August 2, 2011 at 11:58 am - Reply

    You did a wonderful job. I tried paper piecing only once and got so confused by it. You made a really nice quilt!

  15. Lynette August 2, 2011 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    Spectacular! :) I love this mini quilt!

  16. Hollie August 2, 2011 at 7:39 pm - Reply

    It’s gorgeous!

  17. Debbie August 2, 2011 at 8:32 pm - Reply

    Lovely little quilt!!

  18. Sharon August 2, 2011 at 9:49 pm - Reply

    I love love love this quilt.

  19. Connie August 3, 2011 at 1:42 pm - Reply

    That is beautiful and coloring the pieces is a great idea!

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  21. Rachaeldaisy August 5, 2011 at 3:05 am - Reply

    Something went wrong with my previous comment! I love your doll quilt, It’s so impressively small! Its a great pattern for a larger size quilt too!

  22. Cheryl Arkison August 7, 2011 at 9:38 am - Reply

    Love it! You will have a lucky recipient.

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