* doll coin quilt

Posted on April 15th, 2007 by maitreya. Filed under Sewing/Fabric Crafts.

Here’s my quilt for Losabia‘s Doll Quilt Swap. I decided to try a coin quilt with some unbleached muslin and the red geometric prints I’ve been collecting for the last few months (which were conveniently already cut into strips from a prior project that I never finished). I like the coin quilt pattern because it seems more forgiving of tone/color balance issues and imperfect seams since everything is surrounded by a moat of background. That said, I did manage to screw it up a few times, my favorite being when I sewed the layers in the wrong order for an envelope finish. That was fun. To redeem myself, though, I did figure out a speedy shortcut method where I pieced everything as strips instead of teeny rectangles. It’s ~24×18 inches and tied with red embroidery floss through the center of every single one of the little red blocks.


Anyway, I hope my swap partner likes it because I came very close to keeping it for myself. What stopped me is realizing that then I would have to make another one. I am now thinking that perhaps quilt swaps are not a very good idea for me to sign up for; this took a LOT of work, and I’m not even sure it’ll be to my partner’s taste. I had a good time making it, though. Nice project to break the blogging silence too. I’ve been off trying (successfully I might add) to get myself a job. And, so not as important but almost as time-consuming, I have solved several puzzles in the Nine Inch Nails Year Zero ARG. Go me.

26 Responses to “doll coin quilt”

  1. Krista Says:

    Really nice! I love red and white. Isn’t the learning process of quilting fun? I’m sure your partner will love it.

  2. norma Says:

    Love it!!! Very nice.

  3. moki Says:

    (welcome back from the break!)

    It’s super fabulous! I love the colors! Red and white are so nice together!

  4. Marisa Says:

    Wow, this quilt is so adorable. You have it almost done already! I need to get crackin’!! So so pretty.

  5. momo Says:

    it’s a beautiful quilt!!

  6. Jessica Says:

    it’s beautiful! nice work! your partner will love it.

  7. Katharina Says:

    Beautiful quilt! These are very nice fabrics, its a wonderful idea with red and unbleached.

  8. amy k. Says:

    oh man! LOVE this. I woulda kept it. bad me.

  9. Anina Says:

    I can’t imagine anyone not LOVING it!

  10. Lisa K. Says:

    Whoa. That is all kinds of gorgeous. The prints are fantastic.

  11. melissa f. Says:

    yeah, i would’ve kept it too. and now i want to copy it. so i’m crappy on two levels.

  12. dorie Says:

    I love this little quilt. I want to pinch it.

  13. lisa s Says:

    so cute… i think i might keep it….and i was JUST thinking about you – wondering when you might post again… :)

  14. kelly Says:

    so sweet! what I really love about these is that they could be bed-sized quilts, and there is often no way to tell from the picture (no scale)… so cool – a miniature surprise!

  15. amandajean Says:

    oh, your little doll quilt is just lovely. I can see why you would not want to send it away.
    I think I am going to make one like it for myself!

  16. joybucket Says:

    Beautiful. I almost did a similar design. I know what you mean about wanting to keep it. I want to keep mine too. I suppose I’ll have to do another one.

    Good luck on the job front.

  17. Kari Says:

    Love the quilt! I have also been immersed in the Year Zero ARG, it is facinating and the album is great.

  18. Heels Says:

    That’s so beautiful. Coin quilts blow me away.

  19. Kate Says:

    Did you make this pattern yourself or use one? I’m trying to decide what I’m doing – making one for my daughter’s wall/bed. Please share…it looks great!

  20. Maritza Says:

    That’s just gorgeous! What a lucky recipient!

  21. Liz Says:

    This quilt is absolutely gorgeous – I am sure your swap partner will love it.

  22. Amy Says:

    I got it! Thanks so much! (I’ll post a photo tomorrow – I did not have my camera at home last night…)

  23. susan sobon Says:

    i love this quilt and i hope you do the next round of the swap! i would love to get a quilt from you. such talent. i would love to see a close up of the squares to show the ties. did you take a close up of that? after seeing your quilt i want to make one. can i ask where you found the directions? i will check the internet just in case.

  24. julie Says:

    did you use a pattern or make it up?? I would love to know where to get a pattern for this.
    thanks julie

  25. Maitreya Says:

    Those in search of the pattern, I made it up. It actually just got accepted to a book, so now I’m writing up nice instructions.

  26. Shirley Says:

    It is very pretty. If the lady don’t like it send it to me LOL. SURE!


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