Last June, while attending the Vermont Quilt Show I had dinner with Lori and Sue and Jill at the New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, Vt.
They brought me a FQ of pretty green fabric and invited me to a challenge. I'm always up for a challenge!
Here is my finished project. A skirted doll quilt. I was inspired by a quilt at the New England Quilt Museum that had a chintz skirt.
It started with with a Fat Quarter of this fabric:
It was difficult to work with this medium print. I ended up using pinks and greens to make the pieced quilt. I didn't have a pattern for the skirt, so I just sort of winged it.
Here is the back. I used every single inch of my challenge fabric piece.
Here is Jill's top. Lori has a the whole story about her quilt. I'm so impressed that she saw a way to make a good size quilt. Love those zig zags!
Here is Lori's quilt. I love the pink binding and the little string piecing and it is hand quilted! Read more here.
This is Sue's. The medallion style is perfect for this fabric. What a great idea to add our names to this one. It looks like a beautiful antique quilt with beautiful quilting. Click here to visit her blog.
The fabric was a real challenge, but being friends with these ladies couldn't be easier!
It is also fun to have a fancy quilt for my little doll bed.
I'm looking forward to a new year of sharing projects and ideas, hope you are too.