Let's Play House Dress Quilt

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"Let's Play House" is the border fabric (sadly out of print) for the baby version of my little girl's dress quilt; and now it's finally sashed, quilted and bound.

You are probably thinking "enough with the little dresses quilts" but over the weekend I finished the baby quilt version made with dress blocks like the larger 'Laundring Dresses' quilt from last year's quilt group challenge. I did show a far away photo of the large quilt before on the blog but I hung the big quilt up in my sewing room this weekend and took some better photos of it. It really is one of my favorite quilts and was popular in the quilt show last year and in our group. I loved playing with trim and buttons to individualize each dress and of course picking out fabric for the dresses was as fun as playing paper dolls. When it came to making the smaller 'Let's Play House' baby-sized version I couldn't use anything that could come off and cause potential choking so I used french knots for buttons and machine secured all the trim. I think the baby quilt would be very cute hung on the wall in a little girl's bedroom. I've got enough of the border fabric left that I could make 1 more baby quilt. I would enjoy sewing more dresses, but for now I think I'll move onto other things.
-nanette

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26 comments

Ginger Patches said...

Oh I love the way you put the dresses on a clothesline!! Too cute!

Marilyn said...

I am in love with these dresses! You cannot post enough projects with them. Why is it that little things (like little dresses) are so cute?

Kathie said...

I just love these dresses and would love tomake a quilt someday like this.
JUST TOO cute!!!!
thanks for sharing.
the fabrics are wonderful btw.
Kathie

eileensattic said...

Wow.. you finished that up in a jiffy! Super cute!

Megan said...

love the little dresses! your fabrics are just perfect!

Sarah and Jack said...

Gorgeous!

amy said...

I LOVE your sweet dresses!

Stacy A. said...

Wow, I can't believe the hostility sent my way from sweet Nanette. I think you need to have a therapy session with paper piecing. Become one with the paper piecing. I can send you some relaxing music and incense if you need! LOL You could have an entire blog about those little dress quilts and I would be happy! They are the sweetest things. Love Stacy

Darlene said...

You post those adorable dressess as often as you want - I love every quilt. :-) I might have to shamelessly copy you, Nanette.

Jeanne said...

This is so cute! I never tire of seeing quilting projects so keep 'em coming.

Thimbleanna said...

I don't get tired of those dress quilts -- they're too cute! I love the pink sashing on the baby quilt too!

Catherine said...

I love the clothesline effect! These dresses are wonderful!

Lola said...

I am in love with the dresses!

Tracey said...

aw, i love the little dress quilts!
so cute and wee!

Camille said...

Oh my gosh, I am in LOVE! I have GOT to have one!! Amazing, amazing job!

Lily Boot said...

Oh my goodness - that's so beautiful! Your fabrics are wonderful and how the dresses hang from the line is as sweet as! So pleased to have found your blog!

yellowfarmhouse said...

OMG what a cute quilt idea. I love those little dresses, so very sweet.

Hugs - Karen

Jackie said...

Loving the dresses!! Very sweet and love the fabrics!

Goneaussiequilter said...

These are so cute! I especially love the one with the laundry day fabric to go with them.

Net said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Such amazing detail, the dresses are so beautiful!

Fiesta said...

this is so cute. can you share the pattern name please?

WendysWTN said...

Oh my goodness, Nanette, I LOVE the doll quilt! Sooo cute! I'll add this pattern to my mile long want-to-do-someday list.

Marion M Fagan said...

Hi, I love your dress quilts. 💕 Where did you get the pattern? Thanks

LouJane Brandenburgh said...

Is this your pattern? If so, may I purchase it from you? I have been searching the web for it for almost two hours, and finally found your blog.
Thank you,
LouJane Brandenburgh

LaForrest Washington said...


Is this your pattern? If so, may I purchase it from you as well?
LaForrest

Elaine Newton said...

Is this dress pattern still available? I will pay for it if it is! thank you so much!