Ruffle Doll Quilt in 'Bloom & Bliss'

I've been playing with the loveliest fabric range this week - it's a new Riley Blake line called  'Bloom & Bliss' by Nadra Ridgeway from Ellis & Higgs. It's Nadra's first fabric line although you would never guess it looking at her beautiful designs. Such a sweet colour palette and lots of small ditsy prints, great for patchworking and English Paper Piecing. And those stripes are just perfect for bias binding.

This pretty pretty line is going to be in stores in August / September (depending on where in the world you are).

As soon as I saw this line I was hit by an urge to make something with ruffles. I was looking for a ruffled apron pattern when out of nowhere came the idea to make a doll quilt with ruffles instead. I am so pleased that it turned out just as I had pictured it.

Technically it's not so much a mini quilt but more a sleeping bag, as there is a sleeve in which you place the doll, so that it becomes a 'mattress cover and quilt all in one'. Which was a bit of a mouthful so I went with 'doll quilt' and hoped that everyone could see what I meant from the photos.

I machine quilted the patchwork centre in diagonals, and hand quilted around the perimeter in DMC cotton perle no 8. A sweet little patch in one corner completes the design.

I designed the quilt to fit Alice's doll bed, which is this popular one from IKEA. The adorable Waldorf Steiner doll is by Deb's Steiner Dolls - those curls just kill me!!

You can now purchase the pattern for this doll quilt in my shop at a special introductory price. If you make one please send me a photo or tag it on Instagram with #downgrapevinelane or #ruffledollquilt so I can see your finished projects!


  1. What a gorgeous range of fabrics. I'll be looking out for those. I love your doll quilt.

  2. I really love Bloom and Bliss! The colors are heavenly😍 What a great line for Nadras first and hopefully many more to follow😍 Your little doll quilt is perfect! My granddaughter would love one for her dollies😍 Heading over to your shop right now😊 Thank you for making this adorable pattern available to all of us😘


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