I made a mess working on masks the last few days so I spent some time today cleaning up and cutting the last few masks. I have 18 left to make but they’re all cut and ready to sew and I’ll do them on another day. I wanted to start a new top today but I saw the pile of extra hourglass blocks and decided to get those assembled into a doll quilt. I just can’t stand seeing the leftovers go to waste.
Then as I was putting this top in the doll quilt bin, I realized how full it was and decided it was time to finish one. I pin basted an older one and started hand quilting it using the big stitch method. This one was pieced from chisel blocks that I thought I was going to use for a border but realized pretty quickly it wasn’t going to work … couldn’t waste them either.
I don’t do enough hand quilting to get very good at it but I enjoy it and these doll quilts are the perfect size to let me do a bit of it without dragging a project out for a long time. I’ve got the center quilted and one side of the border … 3 sides left to do and this one will be quilted.