My Doll Quilt Swap – Quilt Top!

Posted on August 2nd, by Amy in Doll Quilt Swap, work in progress. 22 comments

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~


22 thoughts on “My Doll Quilt Swap – Quilt Top!

  1. 1
    Suzanne says:

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

  2. 2

    Gorgeous quilt top! Wonderful colors :)

  3. 3
    Joan says:

    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. 4

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

  5. 5
    randi says:

    oh nice! i love the look of movement!

  6. 6
    Nancy D. says:

    What a great little quilt top.

  7. 7
    Lynda says:

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

  8. 8
    Lynne says:

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

  9. 9
    Lisa says:

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

  10. 10

    Wow – this is beautiful.

  11. 11
    Jill says:

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

  12. 12
    Sara says:

    Too cute for words Amy! Darling!

  13. 13
    Candy says:

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

  14. 14
    Nancy S. says:

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

  15. 15
    Lynette says:

    Spectacular! :) I love this mini quilt!

  16. 16
    Hollie says:

    It’s gorgeous!

  17. 17
    Debbie says:

    Lovely little quilt!!

  18. 18
    Sharon says:

    I love love love this quilt.

  19. 19
    Connie says:

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

  20. 20
    Rachaeldaisy says:


  21. 21
    Rachaeldaisy says:

    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. 22

    Love it! You will have a lucky recipient.

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