Our friends at Smith’s General in Maine are quilt-making experts, so we were most honored when they used some of our leftover fabrics for a series of beautiful one-of-a-kind doll quilts, which you can shop for here. Better still, they’ve shared a pattern and tutorial to make your own doll quilt! Here’s what they have to say:
As the seasons change and the weather cools, we often turn to warmer crafts to cozy up our homes. Nothing says heartfelt comfort like a handmade quilt, and this time of year, quilts turn into practical and functional art. Here at Smith’s General we design contemporary quilts and write modern quilt patterns to help bring a little warmth to your home.
Our entire team at Smith’s General adores the Hazel Village friends and we decided we wanted to do something extra special for them this holiday season. Together, we have created 26 mini quilts for the woodland creatures & friends to enjoy and help keep them warm this winter. Oh! And 1 more for an extra special giveaway! The very very best part is that these quilts were made from the scraps of the Hazel Village outfits, so these little quilts will not only match the animals and dolls, but they have helped keep textiles from going to waste. We like to think the forest friends would be very pleased about this zero-waste collaboration and the positive impact on their world!
As an added bonus, Dash, the owner of Smith’s General, has written a little tutorial for you to learn how the mini quilts are made, with enough detail to make a mini quilt of your own! Dash’s mother taught her to quilt as a young girl and she continued to quilt throughout her childhood. After some time away from the craft, she has now turned back to her childhood passion and nothing brings her more joy than making quilts and patterns to share with others. We hope you enjoy this cozy collaboration and stay extra warm this winter!