This medallion quilt was inspired by a photo of an antique doll quilt in Small Endearments, by Sandi Fox — the quilt in the photo is 23″ square, while mine is smaller at 16″. The top is made with fabrics cut from my stash of antique tops and blocks; the backing and binding are reproductions.
Quilting is always a challenge on these little quilts, because I like the stitching to be as close as possible to maintain scale, but all the seams can make that difficult. On this top I decided to use a different quilting pattern on each row, and I like how it looks with all the dense quilting, even though my stitches are not perfect.
Here is my inspiration quilt from Small Endearments, by Sandi Fox.