Today I finished the top, but it took a little longer than I thought. I was really scrounging for border fabric, and had to piece the pieces to get the length I needed. I’m in love with the weird gold border fabric, though, and wanted to use it even though I only had one Album pattern block to work with. Because there are tons of seams in this quilt and I plan to hand quilt it, the seam allowances are only 1/8″. Even though I changed the pattern a little, I think it still resembles the original doll quilt, and I’m happy with the result.

The top is both machine and hand pieced (no paper piecing), using antique fabric from my collection. It measures 17″ x 17″, and the Lemoyne stars are 3″.

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This is the original quilt I copied from the book, Small Endearments, by Sandi Fox. It is approximately 23″ square.

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