Finished a Doll Quilt top

I finished this doll quilt top for Bernie's quilt drive and linky party. She's encouraging quilters to make a doll quilt to go with Amy's dolls. Amy makes dolls that look like the recipient. It is so therapeutic for them.

Mine is 26 inches square. I made it with 4 nine patches of 5"  squares from scraps in my novelty leftovers. Then I used the disappearing nine patch trick.  I'm going to try to quilt it this weekend and send it off early next week.  The quilt is matched with an 18"  doll.

Earlier this week, I sandwiched a quilt for St. Anne's.  Here it is on my kitchen table being pinned.  I use an old corrugated cardboard cutting mat and I pin my back right into the space between the two pieces of cardboard. The two clamps you see are to keep the mat from folding onto itself.  Once that is pinned (taut but not tight) I lay on the batting and top, then pin all three together.  This saves my back as I can't get down on the floor or carpet any more.
You're seeing the back of the backing.  Another to quilt! As for me I'm linking to Crazy Mom's Finish it Up Friday, Finished or Not Friday, and Can I get a Whoop, Whoop?  Lots to inspire there.

Have plans for quilting this long weekend?  Come by and link what you're working on. We'd love to see it.  Last week's giveaway winner is Lee Anna at Not Afraid of Color.  I've sent her an email.  She's getting a fat quarter once I know what color she'd like.  Want a fat quarter?  Link up to this week's party for an opportunity to do so.  Ends Thursday, midnight. Linky below.


  1. Hi Angie ! The doll quilt is darling, and the pattern works perfectly ! Thank you for explaining how to baste a quilt on a table top without scratching the table. I can no longer get down on the kitchen tile floor anymore, so I was wondering about basting a quilt on the table top. The cutting board is a perfect idea -- I do so appreciate your enlightening and educational blog !🙂🙂🙂 Blessings to you from Daryl Lynn, on behalf of Marina.

  2. Another darling doll quilt. Thanks for the basting info. The spray adhesive works well for some quilters, but I have found that hand basting works best for me.

  3. A nice doll quilt, for sure. And interesting to read about this project.

  4. Hi Angie:

    Thank you for sharing the project supporting A Doll Like Me. Your quilt is so sweet - I haven't made a disappearing nine patch in a long time. It is a fun pattern. Email me when you are finished so I can give you the mailing information. :-)

  5. A lovely Quilt for such a worthy cause. Great tips on quilt basting. Hugs.

  6. I'm happy to see how you do this on your table top. Do you keep the cardboard mat and clamps in one place ready to go? Developing routine and specific methods are big things for me right now. It's the bit that makes our work go smoothly and quickly. There are many of us who need method ideas and tricks to use, and that's one thing I don't often see out here. Thank you.

    Note that I'm highly impressed thinking you probably keep your table clutter free enough to make this happen easily!


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