I am super excited to share what I have made from
Sedef's new book called
published by Tuva Publishing.
This book is filled with charming, whimsical and quaint projects that are perfect for homemade gifts or for decorating your home.
Sedef has added details of care and love to each page of
I used "On Trend" fabric designed by Jen Allyson
I chose to make the Hexie Doll Quilt on page 35.
The first thing I needed to do was prepare the
(39) 1 1/2" hexies for paper piecing.
I had fun deciding which prints to fussy cut for the hexies.
Sedef has you hand-quilt around each hexie...
which gives this project the charming handmade touch.
I used Shari's Binding Babies to keep my binding organized and cute while I finished my hand sewing.
You can find more information about these here.
I named my cute babies Thelma and Louise.
I LOVE how this Hexie Doll Quilt turned out!!!
I LOVE how quickly this project came together...and
I LOVE how Sedef has you bind around all the edges
which finishes this cute project!
I added some doll pillows and have written
some simple instructions below.
These pillows fit the ikea bed like Sedef suggested using.
Doll Pillow Case
(this is for one pillowcase)
main fabric: 5" x 12" (floral)
trim fabric: 2" x 12" (mint)
end fabric: 5" x 12" (stripe)
Press the trim and end fabric pieces in half lengthwise.
Layer the main fabric, then the pressed trim fabric,
then the pressed end fabric on top of each other.
Raw edges should be facing to the outside.
Sew 1/4" seam allowance through all 3 layers.
Press the trim and end fabrics to the outside.
Fold in half, match seams.
Sew along the bottom and up to the top of the pillowcase.
Cut 2 rectangles 5" x 6"
Sew with right sides together around all 4 edges.
Leave a 2" opening.
Turn right side out through opening.
Stuff with toy stuffing or something similar.
Stitch along the open edge with your machine
or hand-stitch opening closed with a blind stitch.
Turn pillow case right side out.
Place pillow insert inside the pillow case.
Bolster Doll Pillow
main fabric: (1)6" x 10" (squares)
ruffle: (2)2" x 22" (mint)
end fabric: (2)3" x 12" (triangles)
20" piece of ribbon
Ruffle: Press ruffle fabric in half lengthwise.
Gather along the raw edges.
(scant less than 1/4" seam allowance so you can hide
this gathering when you sew the final 1/4" seam)
End Fabric: Press under one edge on both end fabrics.
Press 1/4" then 1/4" again.
(this creates the casing for the ribbon to be threaded through)
Top-stitch along the edge creating a casing for the ribbon.
Layer the main fabric, then the ruffle,
then the end fabric raw edges.
Pin to secure all layers.
Sew with a 1/4" seam allowance through all 3 layers.
Press ruffle and end fabric to the outside.
Top-stitch along the seam.
Repeat for the other side.
Trim all edges so they are even.
(optional: you can turn under the short end piece
to create a nice finished edge on the casing.
Do this at the very beginning.)
Start sewing right beneath the top-stitching of the end fabric.
*Leave the casing ends open for threading the ribbon through.
Turn right side out.
Roll 6" strips of left over batting
until it is about 3" in diameter.
Thread a 10" piece of ribbon through the end fabric casing.
Cinch ribbon up firmly and tie in a bow.
Insert the 3" batting roll you just made.
Finish by threading the other ribbon through the
other end of the Bolster Pillow roll.
Such a cute fun Hexie Doll Quilt!
Sedef's instructions were easy to read and follow.
I especially loved how the hexies created a pocket for the doll to lay inside all cozy and warm.
I loved how Sedef added the pom pom trim.
I used a mini pom pom trim.
Be sure to check out all the amazing makers who have created projects from Sedef's beautiful book "Quilt Petite"
Their links are below.
There is also a giveaway for the "Quilt Petite" book.
Check here for details.
Thank you for stopping by to check out this fun sewing project!!!
I hope you feel inspired to sew and create.
November 6: Sedef at Down Grapevine Lane (intro + giveaway)
November 7: Wynn at Zakka Art
November 8: Sarah at A Little Happy Place
November 9: Bridgette at The Family Hearth
November 10: Heidi at Fabric Mutt
November 11: Minki at Minki's Work Table
November 12: Ange at A Little Patchwork
November 13: Lauren at Molly and Mama
November 14: Michelle at Cole & Taffy
November 15: Nadra at Ellis & Higgs
November 16: Amy at Nana Company
November 17: Faith at Sarana Ave
November 18: Debbie at Happy Little Cottage
November 19: Erin at Why Not Sew
November 20: Amanda at Jedi Craft Girl
November 21: Melissa at Oh How Sweet
November 22: Stacy at Stacy Olson Design
November 23: Ayda at Cafe Nohut
November 24: Peta at She Quilts A Lot
November 25: Amanda at A Crafty Fox
November 26: Keera at Live Love Sew
November 27: Sharon at Lilabelle Lane
November 28: Kate at The Homemakery
November 29: Jemima at Tied With A Ribbon
November 30: Jodie at Ric Rac
December 1: Anorina at Samelia's Mum
December 2: Alisha at Ministry of Fabric
December 3: Xanthe at Wife-made
December 4: Cheri at Tinker With This
December 5: Kristyne at Pretty By Hand
December 6: Kimberly at Fat Quarter Shop
December 7: Veronica at Vivid Felicity
December 8: Shari at Doohikey Designs
December 9: Jina at Jina Barney Designz this is me!
December 10: Emma at Emma Jean Jansen
December 11: Sedef at Down Grapevine Lane (wrap up + giveaway winner)