Saturday, November 17, 2012

Dolls House Size Crazy quilt

Today I finally finished the 1:12 scale crazy quilt that I have been working on for the last two or three weeks.  The whole quilt measure 8 1/4 inches x 7 inches or 21cm x 17.5cm and there must be at least two hundred tiny patches, I haven't counted them all.  Each one is embroidered around all sides just like in a real crazy quilt and the tiny black edging finishes it all off.  The edging was one that I bought in England when we were there two years ago but it was sky blue, so taking up my husband's suggestion, I dyed it black and then slip-stitched it around the edges of the lined quilt once it was dry. I am posting this to both my crazy quilting blog and my doll's house miniature blog because it fits them both.  The straight edge is the top while the curved bottom edge is designed to go down the end and sides of a four-poster bed.
I used the stitch and flip method of piecing the tiny patches by hand, using  a  3 mm or 1/8 inch seam and tiny running stitches.
This is a close-up of the bottom right hand corner showing some of the decorative motifs such as a butterfly, Rose spray and fan.


  1. Your doll quilt is beautiful. Outstanding the way you finished it like a real crazy quilt.

  2. All I can say is WOW! What a tiny work of art. Your doll couple should be so proud to sleep under this.

  3. I too have a Dollhouse Bookcase I have set up into rooms. Numerous dolls and cats and dogs too. In the past I have made some of the furniture and once had 2 different dollhouses but no room for them right now due to we help hard-stray and feral cats so a dollhouse would not fare too well rigt now. I have made a couple basic DH basic quilts but your CQ for the dolls is fantastic. I now do CQing and what a project a tiny one would be but I love handwork so might try one some day soon. About what size is the quilt? Anyway, it's beautiful!!! SandyB in SW Coastal Oregon, USA

  4. Hi Sandy.
    The quilt measures 8 1/4 inches long x 7 inches wide.

  5. Viv - this is a truly amazing piece of stitching! A miniature crazy quilt has been on my to-do list for years and you may just have inspired me to actually start!

  6. I just love this! I have done a small crazy quilt for a patchwork shop I am making and want a larger worn one for my English Cottage as well and yours is just so inspirational! I won't achieve anything like this so am glad I can come and drool here instead. :)