Wow, this blogging thing really works! I sent a bit of myself into cyberspace and someone answered back. Dawn at Quilts and Pieces asked me for more detail about the quilt pictured in my first post.
These little Four Patches were made with scraps left over from another project. When I saw the colorful snippets in my trash can, I couldn’t bear to throw them out. They're Milly Churbuck’s hand dyed fabrics from Country House Cottons.
The Four Patch blocks measure 1½“ and the quilt itself is 12“ x 14½“. It is hand quilted in brown thread with my favorite fan design.
And here's the back.
I love traditional antique quilts, especially doll quilts. Here are some favorite resources for inspiration:
A Child’s Comfort: Baby and Doll Quilts in American Folk Art by Bruce Johnson, 1977.
Crib Quilts and Other Small Wonders by Woodard & Greenstein, 1988.
Small Endearments: 19th Century Quilts for Children and Dolls by Sandi Fox, 1985, 1994.