Crazy woman that I am, I joined the mini quilt swap group on flickr. The idea for this group is to use some of the leftover blocks from other quilts and make tiny quilts from them.
A year or two ago, I was in a quilt workshop where we brought "parts" and fabrics and tried to put them together in one quilt. I was inspired by a picture of a wonderful antique quilt that had a very spontaneous style to it. The method did not work for me. My hope for a beautiful spontaneous quilt ended up in a mess that was folded up when I got home. Over time it became buried under other projects and piles of fabric. While looking for some leftover blocks for this swap, I came across it again. After looking at it, I decided that I liked the parts better than the whole and took a corner out of it for my mini quilt. I will continue to "free" other parts of this quilt. They just don't look happy together here.
I quilted it with variegated thread and squared it up and moved on to other tasks like fixing dinner, reading stories, or gardening.
When I was ready to put on the binding last night, I couldn't find it.
I never can remember where I put things. Last night, when I was getting ready to go to bed, I saw this in the doll cradle. Notice that it has no binding.
P's little dolls must know that one must have at least 10 quilts before one gets married.
This quilt is 8.75 x 9.25 inches. (The quilt really is rectangular; the photo makes it look a bit wonky.)
Tomorrow this quilt will be on its way to Nebraska, not quite as far as the other doll quilt which went to Finland.