Doll-sized quilts are a wonderful tool for modern quilters. They can be completed relatively quickly and inexpensively, and then swapped, gifted, or posted; made into pillows, runners, or wall decorations; or used as a try-out for a larger project.
Doll-sized quilts are a wonderful tool for modern quilters. They can be completed relatively quickly and inexpensively, and then made into pillows, runners, or wall decorations.
Passionate quilters Sarah Fielke and Amy Lobsiger first met online: a mutual obsession with quilting, a similar sense of humor, and an admiration for one another’s work brought them to each other’s attention. They discovered a shared love of small quilts and began swapping ideas and designs. Patterns, photos, and inspirations flew back and forth between Sarah in Australia and Amy in the USA, and the result is this charming book. Cute Little Quilts features 15 step-by-step projects for doll-sized quilts. Sometimes the quilt is just one block, sometimes they comprise several blocks, but all have been designed with the same attention to detail as a full-sized quilt. There are seven quilts designed by Sarah and seven from Amy, and the final quilt is a collaboration—with Amy making the central circle, then sending it to Sarah to turn it into a finished quilt.The techniques used include traditional piecing, paper piecing, hand appliqué, and embroidery, plus an array of expert tips and time-saving shortcuts. These charming small quilts will tempt you to try a new sewing technique or a new design concept, and you can either follow the instructions or use them as inspiration for your own quilt design. And with 15 very different quilts to choose from, you’ll find yourself returning to this book time and again.
Sarah Fielke is a quilter, teacher, designer and author of hugely successful quilt books: Hand Quilted with Love (published by CICO Books in 2013), Material Obsession: Contemporary Quilt Designs, Material Obsession Two: Shared Inspiration, and Quilting: From Little Things. She is also the co-author (with Amy Lobsiger) of 'Little Quilts' for CICO Books. Sarah is based in New South Wales, Australia.