My swap partner Linda in Virginia has received her doll quilt, and today is the day we linkup with Lori's blog, Humble Quilts to show the finishes. Lori has started a Facebook page for her blog swaps and I have already posted there. This little quilt has gotten a lot of attention, which is so nice. The pattern is called Simple Simon,from an old Quiltmaker magazine from 2006. It is foundation (paper) pieced.
Front view. I stitched in the ditch across the center of each block and then 1/4 inch inside the perimeter of the individual block centers, all by machine. The motif, "Friendship Blossom", came from a Quiltmaker's quilting motif book of 500 designs. I wasn't a perfectionist about the placement of the motif but like it anyway!
A fun pieced back from leftovers and some gifted fabric. I did include a label, not shown here.
Closeup of the quilting and binding. As usual, it was great fun making this little doll quilt and I hope its owner enjoys it for many years to come. Thank you, Lori, for another fantastic opportunity to play with reproduction fabrics and join a great group of quilters!