I'm still making things with blue fabric. I was looking for something yesterday and found something else. For some reason, as soon as I saw the bag of squares I remembered the quilt I started long ago and instantly became inspired to try to finish it. Does that ever happen to you?
I don't know what it is about this antique doll quilt but I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it. The blues and the dots pulled me in, I think.
I had cut out the pieces but must have gotten busy, packed it away and never had the urge to finish. So I immediately put down the other project I had been working on, took some of the already cut pieces from the bag then updated them with some newer blues and pinks and background squares and started to sew, with CNN on in the background. What a day.
I can't remember exactly when I started cutting the squares for this little quilt but I know I fell in love with the quilt years ago. It's in a book by the Little Quilts ladies and was one of the first quilting books I bought when I first entertained the idea of quilting in 2000. See, I had to buy a whole bunch of books first to inspire me - then I took the leap. There were not a lot of books on small quilts out then.
The very first quilt I made was also from a pattern in a Little Quilts book. Who knew that a few years later I'd become addicted to making small quilts and would be designing my own and getting them published? That's the beauty of quilting - you never know exactly where it will take you.
I sure hope I can finish it this time. I think it'll be really cute when I'm done. And it will probably turn out much better because I waited.