Dresden Doll Quilt Finished!

by Nicole

Thanks to my new  W.i.P. Tracker, I finished this little doll quilt.


After organizing and prioritizing my unfinished projects, I found this one was near the top of the list.

When I started this quilt many moons ago, it was to be a wall hanging for my daughter’s room. But when I picked it up last week, it begged to be a doll quilt. I think it wants to hang out with Emma.


I was inspired by the Red Riding Hood quilt designed by Kerri Horsley in the Pretty in Patchwork Doll Quilts book by Cathy Gaubert. Instead of embroidery, I fussy cut a print from The Woodlands collection by Khristian Howell. I also added a border to the top and bottom of the quilt to make it into a rectangle.

I quilted the center with stippling and outlined the blades.


For the background of the quilt, I echoed the blades using straight lines that alternated between 1/4″ and 1/2″ apart. I like the effect the echoing gives in repeating the shape formed by the blades. It reminds me of ripples.


There’s something satisfying about getting a long awaited W.i.P. finished.


Now for the next W.i.P. in line…

Linking to Crazy Mom Quilts! 

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Mary Gregory August 2, 2013 - 2:20 pm

Your points are so perfect! So cute!

karen August 2, 2013 - 2:39 pm

Oh Nicole, this is really special and sweet. Beautiful work as always!! :-)K

Melissa at My Fabric Relish August 2, 2013 - 2:43 pm

adorable! love the way you quilted each one if the Dresden fans!

MaterialGirlQuilts August 2, 2013 - 2:45 pm

I love this Nicole!!! That is just the perfect dresden with the fussy cut center. Your quilting sets it off beautifully.

Jolana August 2, 2013 - 3:02 pm

Oh, it is so cute!!!! Very nice 🙂 Jolana

Sandra Sews August 2, 2013 - 3:51 pm

Absolutely gorgeous, and the quilting is setting it off very well!!

Claudia August 2, 2013 - 5:49 pm

This is adorable!

cyndiofthevortex August 2, 2013 - 5:58 pm

Nicole, this little quilt is really cute! I love the quilting on it. I always have trouble deciding what design to use when I'm at the quilting stage. You made great choices with this one!

Katy Cameron August 2, 2013 - 6:37 pm

Very cute, and Emma looks like a very satisfied customer :o)

Megan August 2, 2013 - 7:26 pm

That quilt looks so perfect! The quilting is really lovely. I quite often make lists of my WIPs but invariably change my mind about the order in which I do things! So satisfying to get things finished though.

Frances August 2, 2013 - 9:21 pm

Looks like the tracker works, a lovely little doll quilt.

Adrianne August 2, 2013 - 9:22 pm

Wow, this is totally gorgeous! Did you quilt the straight lines using a walking foot or did you FMQ them? I love the effect but I can't imagine it was fun to do!

Heidi Staples August 2, 2013 - 10:00 pm

Nicole, this is SO lovely! You're amazing!!

Deb August 2, 2013 - 10:02 pm

This is such a cute quilt. And I love your tracker. Thank you. I didn't realise I had so many WIPs til I put them all in the tracker! Yikes!!

Karen August 2, 2013 - 10:33 pm

Too dang cute!

Tamie August 2, 2013 - 10:40 pm

I really want to be a doll at your house. This is beautiful!

Cathy August 2, 2013 - 11:27 pm

It is really lovely! Emma looks quite delighted!

Tammy August 2, 2013 - 11:41 pm

Nicole it turned out so beautiful.

Janarama August 3, 2013 - 1:44 am

What a beautiful doll quilt!

Debbie August 3, 2013 - 5:52 am

Very cute indeed!

Pennie August 3, 2013 - 9:02 am

Absolutely gorgeous, lucky Emma!

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs August 3, 2013 - 9:15 am

I really love how you quilted this. Your fabric choices are so vibrant.

snips August 3, 2013 - 11:59 am

So cute! Love the quilting, just perfect!

Lou August 3, 2013 - 2:23 pm

Beautiful! Love the quilting!

One Sassy Quilter August 3, 2013 - 10:22 pm

This is beautiful and inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

pandchintz August 4, 2013 - 12:53 am

This little quilt is so cute……And Emma looks especially happy to have it! Your W.I.P. Tracker works!!

wish2stitch August 4, 2013 - 6:50 am

What a sweet little quilt. Love the quilting.

mila + cuatro August 4, 2013 - 7:16 am

This is the most amazing doll's quilt I've ever seen, I love it. I love everything about it.

Kelli August 4, 2013 - 10:25 pm


Jessica Hadden August 8, 2013 - 11:19 pm

Of course, the luckiest doll ever now has the most adorable doll quilt!

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