Monday, January 5, 2015

Disappearing 4 patch

I started with some five inch charms.
I divided them into groups of four to make a four square block.
Then I found instructions from Kathleen Tracy on The Sentimental Quilter site and followed her lead in making Disappearing 4 Patch blocks.  This was a first time for me and I found that they are fun to make.
These are my most favorite blocks.  The gray color ones did not have the perfect contrast.  I added 2 1/2 inch white strips around the blocks and added the 2 1/2 inch square pink blocks to turn it into a little quilt.


Here is the finished quilt top.  This is a very different color range than I usually do.  But, I have a daughter-in-law who would find these colors perfect; and she just had a birthday.  So I need to work on getting this done for her.  I will try doing some machine quilting.


Thank you for your visit.

Sandra








23 comments:

  1. Sandra, I love you clothes for Felicity!! My daughter has the now retired Kirsten doll (and it's probably an antique -- she's had it for better than 20 years) and making clothes for her is fun! I saw the instructions for the disappearing nine patch on Small Quilt Talk -- are you a member there too?! :)

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  2. I must say, Sandra I am loving your daughter-in-law's quilt. It is always fun to stitch a quilt with fabrics that one wouldn't normally use. She will love this gorgeous quilt!

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  3. Sandra, your dolls and their clothes are just fabulous!! I really enjoyed seeing each one in the last few posts! The D4P looks like a fun block to make!! I've made D9P. Always fun to learn something new!!

    Blessings and hugs!

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  4. Another wonderful quilt. I was over at Sentimental Quilter a day or so ago and saw the disappearing 4 patch. If I didn't already have so many projects going, I would hop in and make one, too. You really do know how to dress a doll. This dress is a real beauty!

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  5. A very pretty quilt! You did a fabulous job on the doll clothes! Beautiful!

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  6. I love the Quilt blocks! I will have to give that a try when I'm next doing a Quilt, I have loads of charm packs in my stash :) I so love the dolls clothes as well! you are very Talented! Beautiful!

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  7. Your quilt blocks are wonderful...so fresh and pretty! Your doll clothing is exquisite! You do amazing work!

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  8. Sandra, this is a wonderful post! Your pantaloons and slip is exactly what I was sharing with you recently, now to just jump in and get it done.

    You are a marvelous seamstress and I admire your quilting so much= what a talent you have with needle and thread, m'lady! Well done!

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  9. preciosa esa ropita para la muñeca.
    un abrazo.

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  10. Hello my new friend! You visited my tea party today, and I thought I'd stop by and get acquainted with you! You have such lovely quilts...and doll clothes! My mother used to make doll clothes for my dolls. I have never quite gotten the hang of it, although when I was young I used to make clothes for my Barbie dolls! Someday when I am able to retire I hope to take up sewing again. Thank you for sharing your special talents with us. Truly lovely! Hope to see you again soon!

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  11. Hello Sandra. It is wonderful to meet you. You left me such a lovely and sweet comment and I just wanted to pay you a visit. I am very impressed with your beautiful work. The quilt is truly a piece of art the dolls dress is gorgeous. So sweet and delicate. You have incredible skills.

    Thank you for visiting me. I do hope to see you again..

    Janet

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  12. Wow your doll clothing is amazing! And so are your quilts. Very very nice!

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  13. Hello Sandra, your quilt blocks are very pretty and I love the machine embroidery around the doll's dress. I should use my sewing machine's fancy stitches more often.

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  14. Oh, your a quilter to! Awesome! Double the fun when you meet people who cross stitch and quilt :) My quilt studio is a crazy mess so my quilting has been on the backburner but I plan on getting it organized this year!

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  15. Oh I love your dolly dress! I have Rebecca, my daughter has her original Samantha, and my granddaughter got the new Samantha for Christmas.I have lots of patterns but haven't tried sewing dresses yet. You have inspired me.
    I love your dolly quilt. I have never tried it with the 5" squares...looks fun.

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  16. I really like the colors in the quilt, just beaitoful. The doll clothes are just amazing.

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  17. What fun to find another blogger who makes doll clothes and embroiders. I have 2 of the Madame Alexander 18 in ch dolls - and two more are on their way to join them. I like to sew clothes and also knit and crochet for the dolls. I just finished a cute zig zag crocheted cape with hood - actually 2, one for me and one for my friend Dieane in Florida who has a room full of all kinds of dolls.

    She has started doing a Wee Ones Wednesday post on her blog - I've done one - you can scroll back on my block to see last week's post about my two dolls.

    Your doll dress is breathtaking - such pretty details. I am thinking of making jammies and nighties for all the dolls.

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    1. Thanks for mentioning me JoAnn! We sure have fun with our dolls!

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  18. Your quilts are gorgeous! And what a beautiful dress and doll. I have been thinking of using some of my vintage lace on a dress for one of mine. And I made undies for one of mine and have a post ready for Wednesday for her to 'show them off'! It's so nice to make another dollie friend! Hugs, Diane

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  19. I am smitten with the colors of this beautiful quilt you are making for your DIL, what a lucky missy she is! They are so refreshing and feel like Spring and Summer to me!
    Jemma

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  20. Love your quilt! So vibrant and cheerful. The little doll dress you made is lovely! Such a pretty doll!

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  21. I love the disappearing 4 patch ... I want to make another as I am not totally pleased with my color choices/placement on the first one I made.

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