I finished the first doll quilt. I’m in serious love with this
quilt that Jen showed from the Tokyo International Quilt Festival and so I
thought I’d try a teeny tiny version of it. At first I
really wanted to totally recreate it as best I could, have lots of
super tiny blocks, do the same quilting design, etc. It
quickly became apparent making super elaborate tiny quilts wasn’t where
I wanted to go. Then I was listening to this Alex Anderson podcast Jen sent me to
on doll quilts and the gal she was interviewing was talking about how doll quilts were always made
very quickly and were often quite basic because they were meant to be
played with by children. And that sounded a lot more on the money to
me. So I made bigger squares, did real simple machine quilting and used
twill tape for binding. I always have a hard time with the
intentionally imperfect look but I think it turned out cute. I dig it.
It’s tiny though, 15" x 18". Next one should be bigger. One down!
Thanks for the Stitchette love the past 2 days! I’ve been to the post office 3 times since yesterday and they should be landing at their destinations shortly. Next on the horizon, the snowsuits. And then the make-a-long knitting patterns.
Speaking of which, I’m looking for a very nitpicky knitter with some time on her hands, any takers?