|Ann's Original Inspiration Doll Quilt|
Ann Hermes, Notes From The Quilt Lab patterned a sweet wool table topper, "Reel Hearts" and asked me to make an appliqué doll quilt like her original inspiration.
The timing was perfect. I was looking for a small portable piece to work on during vacation - - a while ago!
I made mine with the wide binding, rounded "eased" corners and mismatched heart shapes. I even copied the hand quilting lines.
Those of us who love antique little quilts know it's those "charming idiosyncrasies" that help make them so special.
It is almost harder to make them this way than "perfect".
Ann's wool topper uses hand dyed felted wool.
She incorporated the colors of a summer garden.
Beautiful photography with the bird, threads, buttons and scissors.
Mine is on the right side in green and cream. The colors of the original 1870's green...or a bed of hostas.
The binding is the widest I've ever used on a little quilt. It's always fun to try new to me finishes.
The corners on the original were eased into a gentle curve - so that's what I did. Again, new to me. Each corner is slightly different.
I love it, I think it is not only charming but fun.
I am glad the editors thought so too.
The hand quilting is minimal.
Outlined close to the appliqué. with some larger arcs between the motifs.
The pattern includes the four variations in the heart shapes - you can make your hearts all the same or all unique.
I have an extra issue to send to someone lucky.
Thank you Ann and Primitive Quilts and Projects.
Leave me a comment and I'll draw at random next week.
Are you a wool or cotton maker?
What colors will you use?