After an 8 (or so) month long break, I felt the urge to make another doll quilt for Phoebe. I was inspired once again by Jen’s photos from the International Quilt Festival in Tokyo. This one in particular was whispering doll quilt in my ear. I thought it was perfect because it’s the sort of thing that is awe-inspiringly crazy in a full size quilt but seems kind of quaint and homey in a doll size quilt. I also liked that it was another “+” thing, like the quilt that inspired the first quilt I did for Phoebe’s wall.
Further inspired by Jen and her post on hand-piecing on Sew, Mama, Sew I decided to ditch the sewing machine and finish piecing it together by hand. It was lovely. Just the right sort of project (tiny) for some relaxing handiwork. The quilting was fun too although I got a little too distracted by the tv (buffy) and my +’s sort of sway off grid a bit. But I love the finished product. I knew I couldn’t go wrong when I picked these fabrics and the pink, black and green color scheme. I’ve had most of these fabrics in a pile for a project for, um, over 2 years now I think. So even if I totally botched it I’d be happy with the pretty colors.
here are some details: the finished size is 14″ x 18″, the squares are 2″, cotton batting, vintage bias tape, perle cotton for the quilting, vintage and new fabrics.