Doilies in Blue
Back to the stash one more time. I saw this quilt demonstrated on Simply Quilts about 15 years ago. I had drawn out the basic directions at the time but I had to redesign the blocks when I sat down to make it.
This is a very quick and simple quilt that is fun to make. The fans or heart shaped doilies are a quarter cut of a 14 in Battenburg lace doily (ordered online) set into a log cabin style framing square. The blocks are placed on point with simple sash and corner stones.
The quilt is 54 x 64 with an 80:20 batt. I worked with Page Johnson of The Quilting Page to use a motif that laid down the quilting in a feather as the shape of the scallop. This made adding the piping along the feather spine a simple and very even line to follow - a variation on foundation piecing where you just stitch on the printed line. Adding the binding was easy but a little tricky in the deep valleys.
Side Note: There is a queen sized version of this quilt that was made as a signature quilt for a wedding reception. Guests are asked to sign a separate piece of paper (keeps the mistakes off the quilt) which is then slid in behind the doily and traced using a pigma pen.