“Scrap Squares Doll Quilt” by Kathleen Tracy from her Book Civil War Sewing Circle is actually the very first quilt I quilted on my Juki. Let me answer a few questions from my previous post before I get to all the eye candy. The Juki model is TL2010Q. The table is a portable sewing table I picked up a few years ago from Jo-Ann’s to go on retreats with. It is a pretty heavy, solid table. Great for sewing in. Works for retreats but is not as light as that other popular table out there. Now questions regarding the Juki VS. Janome 6600. I love my 6600 and will never part with it. The Juki is a straight stitch only machine, if that is all you are ever going to do…then it is perfect for you. I have found that I prefer to piece with my Juki because it is fast and it never hesitates on bulky seams and I mean never. I love adding binding and straight quilting with it because it is so powerful. There are a few things that I like better on my Janome. The Juki has a smaller throat space. You can not lift the presser foot as high as the Janome. Those are minor things and not deal breakers. The Juki is my go-to for piecing smaller items only because my Janome is in a huge Tracey’s Table that makes it so much easier when piecing large quilts. 🙂 If you are looking for an amazing machine or second machine, you will not be sorry purchasing the Juki!!! Hope that helps!
I thought this would be an easy quilt to piece and quilt on my new Juki. I just used a variety of scrap reproduction fabric. I had been wanting to make a little doll quilt for a doll bed I have. I stayed pretty close to the way the example looked in the book. It went together perfectly! I want to make every quilt in Kathleen’s book! You can find Kathleen here.
Scooter and Sarge always offering a helpful paw or two. 🙂
Have you ever done that? That was the backing. UGH. I think I was so excited to be making this sweet little project, I wasn’t paying attention.
I used a blue water soluble marker to mark diagonal lines before quilting. The binding is a single fold.
Done. Washed and dried. I love how crinkly it looks now.
Fits perfectly in the doll bed. I had the girls place their Elizabeth American Girl Dolls in there.
Here is the little area at the bottom of my stairs, outside of my studio. I love to decorate with quilts. It adds such warmth to a home.
I bought this gorgeous shelf in Shipshewana a few years ago, but just finally hung it this year. I had to find just the spot. Oh and yes, there are 2 of the same Santas on my shelf. Sigh, I bought one and then the next year bought another not realizing I already had him. lol
I love nine patch quilts too!!! I picked up this antique one last February in Shipshewana. Love the use of color placement and fabric in the nine patches.
My tree stays up all year. Not a Christmas tree. 🙂 More of a nightlight after I leave the bright lights of the studio at night.