My first doll quilt exchange... and so fun to do... finishing a "whole quilt!" in no time at all. I loved carrying it with me everywhere and hand quilting it in stolen moments here and there.
I had planned to use this stripe for the binding...
But liked this lighter more feminine print:
Finished it last night!
I pulled several of my Stars in a Time Warp blocks for this little quilt. It was really fun to audition lots of different stars and combinations. I was definitely going for a 19th century feel.
Tomorrow or Thursday I will mail it to my person! Stay tuned for when our host Lori at Humble Quilts puts together a link up of the 60+ doll quilts.
Speaking of Stars in a Time Warp, we are meant to not only use reproduction fabrics, but to make blocks like a 19th century quilter might - scrappy, random. I love that make-do aesthetic.
If you are on Instagram, look at #starsinatimewarp for a little inspiration.
The other day I slapped up all my stars so far and I LOVE the effect:
It was hard to spare four blocks for the little doll quilt, but not that hard!
And lastly, a few random happy photos from LIFE...
So happy for the bird song outside our window in the early mornings...
Happy when my kitchen is filled up with good folks and food:
So happy being a Mom. These three people are my greatest treasures. But... tell me... how is time flying by so fast????