This week I have been working on a number of small things.
Here is a Doll Quilt - one of my favorite things to make. Over the course of time, I will share my collection of over 50 dolls quilts and small quilts that I have made. This one will be offered in the mini auction at the Brownstone Quilters' upcoming show next month.
I used 2" finished 4-patches
I love to use surprise backings, even on small works:
Here are 2 Block of Month blocks for the Empire Quilters meeting, which is Saturday. I just loved the idea of these designer label blocks. The guild has set up a blog, click here, where you can see a quilt made up of similar blocks. How smart are they to do the instructions on a blog with photos - love that!
And finally, here is my Asian Flower Garden Quilt (of torture). I started this quilt on a trip to the AQS show about 8 years ago. I finished it this summer. This quilt is made of 3/4" hexagons, 2,204 of them. It is all hand done. I finally put a sleeve on it yesterday for the show.
My intention was for it to look similar to an antique silk quilt. I'm "well pleased" with it.
Here is the back. I used the entire piece I had of this pretty Asian fabric. It looks a little like a window to me.
And the label. I like to do something special for the label. This little China doll I found on google images. I just re-sized it and traced it. Another great tip is to trace a motif from a fabric that you feature in a quilt. I notice that judges always comment on backs that are done well and have a surprise.
I'm also working on 2 Christmas gift quilts and I've made a prototype block for the new cupcake project, which I'll share with you soon.