Hello! Erin here from Why Not Sew? Today I’m so excited to be sharing my first project for the Penny Rose Project Design Team!
I used this wonderful vintagey 1930s fabric from the Hope Chest II collection as well as some Penny Rose wool to make an adorable doll quilt and dolly.
To make the quilt I simply ~
~ paired two contrasting prints right sides together
~ cut them into 5″ squares
~ sewed 1/4″ around the perimeter of the paired squares
~ cut diagonally twice (from corner to corner, rotate mat and cut from other corner to corner) to get 4 half-square triangles
~ trim the half square triangles down to 2 3/4″
~ sew them together like the picture to make a variation of the Birds in Flight or Birds in the Air quilt block
~ for the center strips I cut a solid fabric at 2 3/4″
~ bound the quilt with the same solid fabric as the so enter strips.
~ Quilts as desired. I chose a simple diamond pattern.
So easy, fun and a great way to showcase each print.
For the dolly I used the wool for her head, face, hair and shoes. This wool was so wonderful to work with. It’s really strong and I know it will hold up to years of play. I used this pretty navy print from the collection and a cute vintage button from my collection for her dress.
She has a really cute apron made with the what might be my favorite print from the collection, the bluebirds with pink and red mushrooms. I love this print! I trimmed the apron with the red color that matches the navy print in the dress.
Here she is hanging out with her pals! They love their new quilt. I love it too! I think I need to make a full size one for me. I hope you enjoyed my first project for Penny Rose! Thanks so much for reading!
xo Happy Sewing!