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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

American Girl Doll Quilt

A couple of weeks ago, my daughter Katie and I had a "girl's day out." Part of it was lunch at American Girl Place in Boston. Actually, we had the afternoon tea. It was great.

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There were all sorts of minis: cheeseburger, hot dog, cucumber sandwiches, fruit, desserts, and of course, a pot of tea! We even got goody bags with crafts and doll tea cup and saucer. I left there inspired to do some American Girl sewing.

I have an Addy doll bed, but it doesn't have any bedding. So I started with a quilt. I used some of my favorite scraps. It is weird that I keep making scrap quilts (one was even King sized) yet my scrap bag gets fuller and fuller. How is that possible? I just cut squares, rectangles, and triangles and made random blocks, which I kept adding to other blocks until it was the right size.

The backing is a pretty "Rose & Hubble" print that was on clearance at Walmart! I wish I had seen it before there was only a yard left.
The binding on this quilt was charmed! I cut two strips of the pink and trimmed all the ends at 45 degrees. I stitched the 2 together and ironed in half. I assumed I would have plenty, but as I went around, it was getting tight. When I got to the end, the two 45 degree cuts lined up PERFECTLY with a 1/4 seam. I don't think that's ever happened in the history of quilting!!
I used one true vintage print in this quilt- the others are repro or new. The one I used is from the 1940s. Can you tell which one it is??


Brenda Melahn said...

Beautiful!! Is the 40's print the hen and chicks? Love it

Elisabeth Rose said...

No, it's not the hens and chicks. That one is brand-new. I bought it because of our pet chickens! Good guess.

Gold Creek Girl said...

Is it the blue, pink, and yellow flower print?

Elisabeth Rose said...

No, that's not the one either! It has a fairly good size piece with something distinctive on it.

Barbara said...

Love this. Is it the blue near the center that has tiny dots and colored circles?

Elisabeth Rose said...

Thanks Barbara! No, that's not the one either!