The Strawberry Fields Doll Quilt is finally done. I decided to use feather designs — a continuous feather in the pink zig-zag, and some made-up feather designs in the blocks, side setting triangles and corners. I just drew all the designs as I went without a template, so they are a little primitive.
In retrospect, I wish I had selected a darker fabric for the background so the feathers would show up a little better — see Ann Champion’s wonderful version here where she did just that. I ramped up the contrast a little on the photos, hoping you would be able to see the quilting pattern a bit better.
This top was constructed with antique fabrics — the binding is a reproduction, and the back is one of my vintage French fabrics which is not nearly as old as the fabrics in the top, but I really like the look of it.
Thank you Lori at Humble Quilts for sponsoring this quilt-a-long. I enjoyed working on this cute pattern and am looking forward to seeing all the other quilts.
Strawberry Fields Doll Quilt
Martha Dellasega Gray, 2010
machine pieced, hand quilted
19″ x 26″