mini quilt monday

This is a cathedral window doll quilt for my little girl.  All hand sewn. Excellent tutorial here.  I tried to stay away from contemporary fabrics to give this a more old-fashioned look.  I have an idea for a variation on this pattern using more modern prints that I may actually tackle soon. There is lots of folding and ironing and hand-stitching involved, but I enjoyed the process.  I don’t think I’d have the patience for a full sized quilt, though.

My mother’s aunt hand-made her a queen sized quilt in this style. When my mom saw that I had made this mini quilt, she said, “Now do you understand why I used to have a near heart attack when you kids would hook your fingers into the fabric to pull yourselves up onto the bed?”  Yes, Mom.  Now I understand.

Amanda has mentioned that she plans to try a cathedral mini quilt too. Can’t wait to see what she comes up with. More Mini Quilt Monday here.

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16 thoughts on “mini quilt monday

  1. This is so darling! I’ve always wanted to give this a try but was too afraid. It’s on my ever growing list of things to do/try.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. 🙂

  2. Really Gorgeous! Will you be yelling at your sweet little girl when she pokes her fingers in the folds or wraps up her little doll in it with carefree abandon?? I can’t imagine making a full size quilt, but boy it would be stunning. I hope you do make one with modern prints!

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