Tuesday, 3 February 2009

A Quilt for Kit!!

On Friday afternoon, I picked up Fons & Porter's new magazine, "Easy Quilts". I browsed through the contents page to see if there was anything interesting and spotted this photo:

The magazine just had to come home after that! The doll pictured is "Kit" from the American Girl Collection of historical dolls. I have had this doll for about 8 or 9 years and have never made her a quilt yet!! So, Friday night, I abandoned working dutifully on another UFO and decided to make this little quilt for my doll.
By 10:30, I put the last stitch into the binding, so it's not a UFO!! Doesn't she look happy with her new quilt?

I used fabrics from the "XOXO The Cat" by Wendy Slotboom for In The Beginning fabrics. I had a collection of FQ's from that line (the yellow is a 30's repro print). What fun to make a little quilt in one evening. I sewed the entire quilt on my trusty Singer 15-88 treadle. I'm sure Kit's Mom would have sewn on a treadle sewing machine back in 1934 :-).

I am working on my UFO's again :-).


Miri said...

That's a great quilt. When I was in NYC I went to the American Girl store-great furniture but no real quilts...yours is just like Kit's mom would have made!

Question: what size did you make it because it looks perfect?

Lynnette Feijer said...

LOL I remember the american girls...I have some of the books...I love the quilt! Very cute!

Jacqui's Quilts said...

Hey Lynnette:

I have a number of the books as well...I would so love to go to the American Girl store :-). Amanda has the doll Samantha and I have Kit. Would love to get the baby doll too...maybe someday :-).

It was so fun making the quilt for Kit.

Patricia Davila said...

Very cute. I'm sure Kit is very greatful, she looks happy with her new treasure. good job