The inspiration for this little doll quilt was found in the book, Small Endearments, by Sandi Fox. I drafted the pattern on a large sheet of grid paper, which I used to trace my templates, and which also works as a guide when adding new rows. I’ve always wanted to make a pieced medallion quilt, and I’m really enjoying this process. My quilt design will be a little different (I’m changing the four-patches into rectangular pieces so the prints display better). Still, I hope to maintain the look of the original quilt, and it’s been fun trying to find similar scraps from my collection of antique tops and blocks. There are six more rows to add, plus the corner stars. My quilt will be 18″ square (the star is 3″), while the original is about 23″.

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Here is the original quilt.

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