I wish I could remember where I saw this quilt pattern. It must have been in one of my books, but now I can’t find it, of course — this is always a problem for me. The original quilt may have had 2 petals, because I vaguely remember my husband telling me it would look better with another petal — advice I ignored as you can see. If anyone is familiar with this pattern, please let me know.
This quilt was made in 2002 — it was the first doll quilt I made for my sister, Sally. The flowers and the prairie points are vintage dress fabrics and the green is also vintage. It is all hand stitched except for the prairie points which I sewed on the machine because they were a little bulky. The hand quilting consists of an outline around the flowers, diagonal quilting in the white, and a little motif in the green triangles. I think this is the smallest doll quilt I have made.
All three of these little quilts are displayed on the walls of my sister’s bedroom.
Flower Garden Applique Doll Quilt
Martha Dellasega Gray, 2002
hand pieced & appliqued, hand quilted
13″ x 17″