a little more show and tell

This summer I sewed these sweet little blocks – sometimes called Uneven Nine Patch or Puss in the Corner.

It took me a while to determine the setting fabric, but after several auditions, this one won – it was in ‘Toasted’ group last winter. I also decided that since the blocks are so tiny at 2″ finished, that I would make it a summer spread.  Meaning, no batting.  I selected a backing fabric, sewed around the four sides and left an opening to turn it right side out, and whip the opening closed.  I love it on this antique doll cradle.

antique doll cradle with hood, dress with this sweet little summer quilt I made.

antique doll cradle with hood, dressed with this sweet little summer quilt I made.



a little more show and tell — 12 Comments

    • I’ve not made a large summer quilt – yet – anything is possible!
      I plan to do it with a couple of my small hexagon projects.
      Stay tuned!
      Let me know if you do it on something and what you think, OK?

  1. Maybe this is a dumb question, but since there is no batting, do you still quilt this type? Even for decorative purposes? It’s lovely.

    • No I didn’t quilt it, the antique ones vary, some have tacking at corners to hold it together, and I’ve seen some with quilting – another method to hold it together. Since this is small – a doll quilt – no tacking or quilting. No dumb questions! 🙂

  2. I love it…so cool..I am learning to quilt and I love the idea of a summer quilt…so happy I found you…thank you..thank you..thank you.

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