Saturday, January 5, 2013

Doll Crib Set

 Do you ever have a UFO that you just think will never amount to anything, but then ends up being your favorite project in the moment?  

This one is my new favorite!

I bought this "vintage" doll crib last year to decorate my studio.  I hesitate to call it vintage because I have no idea if it is, but I am happy that it rocks like a cradle and came with a pillow and mattress.

I have been lamenting about those lost hexagons pre-cuts on the plane in October.  I had thought I might make a tote out of the panels when I finished them HERE.  But I never really felt like it was right.  Friday, I was going through my UFOs to clean out clutter and found them.

The first one was larger and begging to be a doll quilt.  So I trimmed and added the yellow dotted borders.

I quilted along the "chevron" pattern that emerged in the hexagons and then did equilateral stitches around the border using the distance of my walking foot edge to the needle.  I had a few oopsies because little Button came in the room and bumped my arm.  Go figure right?  I decided to use a bit of my Amy Butler stash I have been hoarding for the binding.  It had a soft yellow tone and the blues matched.

The backing was a scrap piece from a fat quarter I had in my stash.  Daisies are my favorite flowers, so it had to be used! You can see the "chevron pattern" quilting a bit better on the back also.
  I grabbed a random pink leftover scrap for the back of the doll pillow with some coordinating buttons.

The second panel was much smaller and seemed to magically beg me to make it into a pillow cover.

I trimmed it to fit the front and added the same yellow dotted fabric as the border of the quilt.

Of course, I couldn't have the green toile fabric as the mattress because it didn't match.  I chose this yellow print because it felt soft enough to coordinate and not take away from the quilt and pillow.

I treated it like a duvet or pillow sham and made a button flap closure at the back to slip the mattress inside.
I am so excited to show you how good it looks up on the studio cabinets.  However, there is one small hiccup.  As soon as I had the crib set all decked out?

Buttons baby doll thinks it is "coot". Or cute if you need a translation. One random UFO done for 2013!

Button seemed to think that the crib and set are for him.  He quickly ran and found his baby to put in it. He also declared the quilt "coot" (cute) and insisted on showing it off to his big brothers as if he, himself, created it!

Gah...I love this kid!

My first 2013 finish!  Wooohoooo!


  1. wow this is so cute,lol,good on you Button.xx

  2. Great use of the hexagons. And it does look cute!

  3. That is beyond adorable!!! Love hexagons, though I'm certain I'll never brave them myself. Great job!

  4. That is so neat! Button is very coot. :)

  5. Oh WOW. I love this so, so much! Perfection! My little guy loves dolls too. :)

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  7. So great! I love this. My granddad made me a doll cradle when I was a little girl and my grandmother crocheted a doll afghan for it, and it was one of my favrorite things to play with. I expect Button will continue to think it's all for him! Happy New Year.

  8. Cute quilt, but the story of Button's instant love for it is even cuter!

  9. It is cute! Gina is the same way with me, she loves to claim things:)

  10. I love that AB fabric you used for the binding. I have a teeny bit left here too left over from when I was hoarding my own slice of it, before reluctantly turning it into a bag for my SIL's birthday. It goes perfectly with your sweet little quilt set!


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