Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Sweet Little Leftovers

Here is a little doll quilt that I recently made using leftovers in my sewing room.

 Here is a close up so you can see the quilting.

I was doodling some new ideas for machine quilting and came up with this:

I used a walking foot for the main lines of the fans.

Then I used my new weighted hoop for the free motion portions.  I really really like the hoop!

At first I forgot my teflon sliding sheet.  I have to say that the sheet is really needed.

Here is a link to Amazon where you can purchase the hoop and sliding sheet.

Here is a view of the backing.

I need help!  Over the weekend, I visited Susan in CT and we went to a local quilt show.  We both loved this folk art quilt by Harriet Powers.

There is a Pattern book for this quilt, but it is not available for purchase.  Does anyone have this booklet?  Would anyone be willing to lend it to me?  It looks like this:

I have my fingers double crossed!!  If you post this search request on your blog, I will send you a small thank you gift.


  1. I don't have it but I saw the quilt in boston last year.
    I think Juliann in Washington has this booklet.
    her blog is http://liningupmystitches.blogspot.com
    cute little quilt, great way to use up those blocks, love the quilting.

  2. Don't have the booklet, sorry I can't help you there.

    Sweet little quilt and great quilting and quilting ideas. I also like how you dated your quilting ideas in your notebook.


  3. Nice little doll quilt and fun quilting. I do not think that you need an instruction booklet for that quilt. You can just look at the picture and draw it out. There is a copy of that quilt hanging in a local church here. It is a well loved design.

  4. I love your little quilt, and the quilting design is awesome! And yeah, I can't live without that supreme slider now.

  5. Sweet little quilt. Nice quilting. I have a slider I love it. Never used the hoop on my machine though.
    I have seen a few people in blog land making the quilt. I'm sure you will find them.
    Thank you for sharing!

  6. Cute quilt! Do you love the hoop and slider? Adorable quilting!!

  7. Your dolly quilt is so sweet - I am partial to "T" blocks.
    Your machine quilting really adds to the piece also!!

    Hope you locate the pattern booklet - eBay might be another place to check

  8. Your little quilt is lovely! Great idea for the quilting.
    Good luck with your search of the pattern.

  9. What a lovely doll quilt - the colors are perfect for fall. Your quilting looks great! It draws you in for a closer look. What a fascinating folk art project. I hope you locate a pattern :0)

  10. There is a Rizzoli Art Series book titled "Harriet Power's Bible Quilts" by Reginia A Perry. The book is larger size and has double page pictures of the quilts. Then enlargements of many of the blocks. You can trace and enlarge. Amazon has used copies available.

  11. I love the doll quilt and your quilting is wonderful. I have admired that quilt in the past, but have never seen a pattern. ;-(

  12. Another charming small quilt! Thanks for the tool tips. I don't do much machine quilting but would like to develop better skils. I've never seen these aids...will check them out!
    Not familiar with that pattern.

  13. Leftover are great from the sewing room and sometimes from the frig as well. Love what you did with all those spare blocks, the quilting and the backing fabric is great. Hope you find the pattern. That quilt has always been a favorite of mine.

  14. Love your little scrap quilt! Beautiful quilting! I've never seen the hoop. I checked it out on youtube and it looks really helpful. Thanks for the tip!

  15. Barb
    Abebooks.com has a pattern book available by Kyra Hicks "print on demand" http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=6656340949&searchurl=kn%3Dharriet%2Bpowers%26sts%3Dt%26tn%3Da%2Bpattern%2Bbook
    The cover doesn't look the same, but it may be helpful if all else fails.
    Love your little quilt!

  16. Darling doll quilt and your quilting is just WOW!

  17. i too really like what you have done with the fan quilting design.
    cute little quilt too~!
    i'm not sure where you can get the book but it looks as though you are getting some good leads so i'll just wish you luck with those.


  18. I think that hoop might help me. thanks for the link. i am going to check it out.
    I don't know about the booklet but you might ask Karen. here is a link to her blog.

  19. I had no idea that there even WAS a pattern book...I have loved her quilts ever since I saw the first one in "How To Make An American Quilt." Good luck in finding one.

    Love your quilting doodle and that hoop looks fabulous!

    In stitches,
    Teresa :o)

  20. MMMmmmmm LEFTOVERS!!! Pork chops.....chocolate pie!!

    Uh?......what???? Your talking about fabric leftovers? Ok, those are
    good too, especially when they turn out as SWEET as your little doll
    quilt! Yummy quilting too!

    Ok, now I'm hungry!

  21. Great idea to use up the leftovers in a doll quilt. I like the quilting you've done--interesting detail in between the fan rows. Looks like you chalked the lines on your quilt with brown chalk??

    Good luck on the book hunt. If you haven't found it by the beginning of next week, I'll be happy to post the query on my blog (and I don't need any gift--just happy to do it).

    Elizabeth E.

  22. Barb,
    I love this little quilt. I am going to have to try the hoop and the sliding sheet. Little quilts are perfect to try new techniques and gadgets. I need to do more of that.
    No clue on the booklet but oh I love that quilt! You will do a great justice to that pattern.

  23. What a sweetie & I like your ideas for machine quilting (still scares me). Very interesting that you can sew fans with a walking foot - now, that I would try.
    My quilt book library is extensive, but I've not seen this before - good luck!

  24. Such a gorgeous little quilt!! It's great to hear your thoughts on the slider, I've wondered about getting one of those. I really hope you find the pattern for that fabulous quilt, You'd make such a great version.

  25. A great little quilt!! Love your quilting design too!

    I haven't seen that hoop before. Thank you for the link.

    Sorry I can't help with the quilt pattern. I hope you find one.


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