The fabric is so pretty and looks like spring, so I just had to do something with it. I have made a few quilts in the past and always tied them. I've really been wanting to try machine quilting, but was afraid to try on a great big quilt for the first time. Then I started seeing doll quilts all over the place. Here, here, here, and here and lots and lots of others. I decided that I should make some doll quilts to practice quilting and binding before I jump into something bigger.
Here is my doll quilt sandwich. The picture makes it look a little bit funny, but it is a regular rectangle measuring 13 x 17 inches.
I tried a meandering sort of pattern when I quilted it, and I'm pretty happy with it. Especially for my first try. I definitely want to keep working on it. I think I will try some strait lines next time though. Might be a little easier.
Here is the back. I also really wanted to try a simple pieced back. I'm very happy with the way it looks.
And here is the binding I've made for it.
I am loving this!