Finished! One adorable little doll quilt. I love this little thing. I really do. It was easy to sew, fun to hand quilt, and I suffered mightily with joining the binding. I did it, but I could have done better. And that's why little quilts are neat: you get to try out lots of stuff without a huge investment of either money or time.
I used charm squares for the blocks. Some fabric or other for the back and binding. One of the corners looks a bit off, but it's not; it's just my photography. Thermore batting. I like how I can make small stitches with this batting, but I like the feel of cotton batting more. No shrinkage on the batting; it's polyester, but the fabric shrank a bit all on its own, so now it looks nice and crinkly.
Here's the book: 40 Fabulous Quick-Cut Quilts by Evelyn Sloppy. I borrowed it first from the library and fell in love with almost all the quilts. The pattern I used is this:
And it's really really easy. Looks like lots of blocks on point and biased, but it's not. I like it so much that I want to do it in a lap quilt and have collected a lot of fabric to use for it.
And now, like it or not, I have to clean house. Tomorrow is the first seder; and they're all coming. So, mop, dust cloth, and cleaning supplies, here I come.