This is a miniature version of Emily’s Heart Quilt which I made for her as a bride quilt. For the blocks in this small quilt, I used similar dress prints from the 1930s – 1950s, and the smaller heart block from the border of Emily’s original quilt. I would have liked to add the heart border to this doll quilt as well, but I just couldn’t work it out.
To sort of make up for the missing heart border, I want to do some fairly elaborate quilting. The design will mostly be copied from the original heart quilt — a diagonal grid in the hearts and a flower design in the bottom triangles; the exact same pattern in the sashing; and a similar heart and flower design in the outside border which I made wider for that purpose.
The heart blocks finish at 3 1/4″, and it’s pretty big for a doll quilt at 20″ x 25″. I am contemplating adding scrappy prairie points to the edges, but I’ll decide that later.