We made a quick trip to the post office yesterday to mail out 4 Dolly Quilts, which are headed for New York, I am proud to say.
I learned a lot making these little quilts, some very valuable skills like chain piecing.
I also learned to keep the design simple and as large as possible, without compromising intricacy and authenticity, of course. I started out making 1/2 inch triangles for the peppermint pinwheels, which proved to be difficult to work with and the small scale gave the finished quilt a bumpy bulk.
But it all worked out in the end, because the finished product is rather lovely.
Here are the other three quilts:
::: A Christmas rail fence design :::
::: A soft pink nine patch :::
::: And a vintage floral triangle design :::
I think this last one is my favorite.
My wish is that these pint size quilts make their way onto the beds of 4 well-loved Dollies, and eventually the quilts will become well-loved too.