This is the second doll quilt I made for a swap on Quilting Board. The theme was black and white and one other colour. Following the theme for the month is always optional, and I nearly didn't, but when I walked into a shop and saw the black with white and pink spots, and the spotty buttons, the whole idea fell into place. All the other materials were already lurking in my cupboard.
I had just finished making a 60s style top in the scribble print, but because the quilt was destined for America I knew the design would be a bit of a puzzle. Is it a mosque? Is it the Kremlin? So it was time to work out how to do handwriting on the sewing machine. The solution was to use greaseproof paper for a tracing and then make a stencil.
All told, I was quite pleased with the result, even though the corners of the binding were pretty rough - the material was a touch too thick for me to manage mitres. It looked very 60s, which was a bit of a surprise because I'm not a great 60s fan - all a bit brash for my staid taste.