Doll Quilt Swap is always so much fun. It’s one of the biggest swaps on flickr and I always loved being challenged to try something new and please my partner.
This time, my partner was Amy. Here was her inspiration mosaic:
I was drawn to all the squares in squares in her mosaic. Amy also said she loved Red Pepper Quilts and lots of color. I am also a big fan of RPQ and I thought it would be fun to make a mini version of this quilt. The original measures 60″x64″ and mine needed to be under 20″x20″, so I went to work on teeny-weeny-tiny blocks:
This block measures 4.5″, so each of those smaller blocks measure 2.25″. I also decided to fussy-cut cute pictures into several of the blocks, because who doesn’t love little fussy cut pictures!
I made the blocks every so slightly wonky and hand-quilted it in Perle thread. I really wanted it to have that quaint, crafted by hand, feel.
The finished quilt measures about 18″x 12″ and is framed in a Kona Coal binding.
I used Farmdale “Crossing” by Alexander Henry for the back. I live in Petaluma, CA, which is the “Butter and Eggs” capital of the US. Chickens are a pretty BIG deal here. I thought I would send Amy a little bit Northern Cali.
Thanks, Amy, for being a great swap partner!
I am linking up with “Fabric Tuesday” over at Quilt Story today.