To help with your dolls’ sleep hygiene, this week’s pattern is a 60s-70s quilt. It would work for AG Julie and maybe Melody, as well as vintage 70s dolls like Crissy, Velvet, Sasha, etc. or modern dolls that enjoy a retro vibe to their decor.
Templates are provided for you to do it as fusible web applique, but slower and faster methods are options as well. You could cut the motifs out of freezer paper and stencil them [post here] or add seam allowances and do needle-turn appliqué by hand. You could also use one small motif to make blocks for a more traditional looking quilt. Although this quilt itself was never made for a particular doll, the motif appeared on the packaging and furniture of a doll popular in the late 1960s and 70s. She’s still around now, although the packaging motifs have been updated. If you can guess who she is, you’ll know who might be appearing on the blog soon!
Since it’s more than likely your doll bed is not the same size as mine, I provided the quilt center and you can add strips on the sides to make it into the size you require. My strips were 2” wide. Should you need to enlarge/reduce it significantly, just divide the size you want by the size it is to get a percentage to reduce/enlarge and photocopy at that percentage.
I first wanted to share some cute things made by YOU:
Marlene had a fabulous idea to improve the geta pattern, and the update is here: Geta and sandal update for AG dolls. See the original post here: https://jenwrenne.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/free-pattern-for-february-kimono-geta-obi.pdf
Isabelle2emily adapted the overalls and free shirt pattern to make a beautiful spring ensemble, perfect for a day of planting flowers (L), and I just LOVE her striped dress (R) which you could make from the fairy patterns:
Pauline used the “Gloomy” and overall patterns to make this cheerful Easter ensemble. Don’t the buttons remind you of a basket of jelly beans?
Amy requested the LGG “Daydream” dress in this delicate floral print fabric :
And also chose this batik for a boho/hippie-inspired dress. I made it by using the free fairy bodice with the “Melancholy” sleeves and skirt (sleeves were lengthened and gathered with elastic). Check out the idea for a bodice – ribbon was woven through eyelets to make an intricate pattern. For a bigger doll, you could use more eyelets and maybe two colors of ribbon to weave your design!
I LOVE seeing new takes and fresh ideas on my patterns, so keep them coming!
The girls have finished their quilting bee and here are the results of their efforts (sorry it’s so small, you can click to enlarge):
This sunny quilt is perfect on a bed for chilly spring nights or for afternoon picnics outdoors! GET THE FREE PATTERN HERE
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