Here’s my first quilt finish for 2016 — a miniature version of the WIP full-sized quilt I started years ago. My big scotties have a cute bow, but the design had to be simplified for a doll-sized quilt. The setting with blue and white stripes is just the same, although hopefully my big quilt won’t have wobbly scotties like this one does.
Each little scottie is cut from a 1940s fabric scrap. I kept the quilting pretty simple, using just straight lines 1/2″ apart. Normally I use a different quilting design inside the appliqués, but since these dogs are so tiny, I decided to quilt the vertical lines right through them.
Scottie Dog Doll Quilt
17″ x 21″
machine pieced, hand appliquéd and hand quilted
Martha Dellasega Gray, 2016