Miniatures, doll quilts, small quilts


Miniatures, doll quilts, small quilts

I love making small quilts, doll quilts and mini's!  My standard is anything that is no bigger than 24" by 24" qualifies.  Any technique at all!  I'd love to see your small quilts and get your ideas!

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What do you do with your small quilts?

Started by QuilterBridget. Last reply by Carol Ann Wojtowicz Nov 8, 2012. 15 Replies

I have only made small quilts for two reasons.  One size is 16"x16" and I make those for the Alliance for American Quilts annual contest.  I also make quilts that are 9"x12" or less for the…Continue

How to get started?

Started by QuilterBridget. Last reply by QuilterBridget Oct 2, 2011. 2 Replies

My mini quilts have mainly been "artsy" types of quilts simply because I don't know how to go about piecing small quilts.  I usually design my own patterns for lap sized and larger quilts, but it…Continue

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Comment by Rhonda Woodsmall on August 3, 2013 at 5:57pm

Everyone must be busy! We need more chatting on here ladies!

I hosted a quilt retreat at West Union Iowa at Moonlight Stitching and Sisters Retreat on July 19 - 21. We all had a lot of fun. There was 5 of us and we had lots of room to spread out and enjoy.


Comment by Quilty-Louise on April 2, 2013 at 9:03pm

I LOVE small quilts. I hang them on my "quilt" wall in my hall.

For just over a year I have been making and swapping doll quilts and mug rugs, so I have been filling up my walls.

Here is a picture of what I have received from swap partners on another quilting website.

NONE of these wall hangings were made by me. Anything I made is NOT on the wall as I mailed them to a swap partner.

Comment by Rhonda Woodsmall on March 31, 2013 at 5:29pm

the first one below is my designs and hand embroidered.

Comment by Rhonda Woodsmall on March 31, 2013 at 5:28pm

Here are some more of the doll quilts I made

this one I made over 20 yrs ago and I just made it for me. It is the one I had on my nightstand. this was my first wall hanging. I had made a billfold with 1 1/2" pieced blocks and decided to do something for a mini quilt/wall hanging

Comment by Rhonda Woodsmall on March 31, 2013 at 5:21pm

these are some of my doll quilts I made. they were swapped so I no longer have most of them.

the first one is a 3D flower. all the flowers are free from teh background.

the bear's paw is my own design

the corn one was to represent Iowa. It is a dresden kaleidoscope

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on March 31, 2013 at 4:51pm
welcome to the group cheri! ...and welcome to My Quilt Place as well. nice to "meet" you & looking forward to seeing your doll quilts.

rhonda, that's a great idea.. i do that w vintage framed prints. this could be a way to display more minis. have some at head of stairs covering holes in walls made by previous owner. need i have created a conversation area and they look so dramatic when going up the stairs. have another mini going...but never get to work on it :((. and winter is over...oh well, maybe next winter! :))
Comment by Rhonda Woodsmall on March 31, 2013 at 4:21pm

I've been in a doll quilt swap on the Quilting Board forum and I hung several of mine in a display on one wall. You can also hang them and rotate them so you can enjoy one at a time. or I have put them over the back of a couch or chair like a chair pad. they make great table toppers. I have one I made years ago that covers my  night stand.

Comment by Danielle Braley-Winkle on September 11, 2012 at 4:07pm

Very nicely done Gladie

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on September 10, 2012 at 3:50pm
beautiful little mini's. amd beautifully photographed and displayed. especially w the coin to give dimension. i have not gone below 1/2" piece goals..i just go with ideas. but hmmmm...have you issued a challenge? lollollol...guess next mini...not soon tho - i like to finsh one before next. currently one mini, one "couch" size and one wall hanging being worked on. and should be working instead of here. been fussing with tensions on new machine after crying my eyes out that none of my old feet fit it & i had decided today was the day for the piping in wall quilt blocks. :(( ..oh on something else. dust storm outside (live in a desert type area)so inside for day. rare opportunity this time of year to sit and sew! yayyyy!! lol
Comment by Gladie Church on September 10, 2012 at 3:41pm

Thanks Sharon and rogue quilter.  I meant new to the site and how it works.  I made my first mini in the early 90's then didn't do much for a while.  Around 2000 I started using 1" squares in TripATWorld quilts and made 9P and 4P with all those little leftover squares that I'm too cheap to throw away.  About 5 years ago I saw quilts with 1/4" squares and made one just to see if I could.  Although far from perfect, I could.  And have been playing with tiny pieces ever since.  I very seldom paper piece. My avatar quilt, an AAQI donation, is made of 1/2" (f) HST's.  I like to make Christmas quilt ornaments.  The first is some Valentine's ornaments.  I keep my little 3' tree up all winter; take off the Christmas and use small porcelain cardinals, pine cone ornaments and red and clear mini ornaments along with these and some tiny hearts.  The 2nd pic is a spring 4P that I love.   The next is the first 1/4"(f) mini I made.


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