I'm still struggling with how I should quilt Sing a Rainbow, mostly because the fabrics I used make this one of my favorite projects to date and I don't want to screw it up! I don't have much left of these fabrics, so I wanted to play around with the leftovers a bit together before the last bits end up in the scrap bag. There have been a lot of great doll quilts posted recently (including the May Whip-up challenge and this great Flickr pool) and I thought I could try a couple things. Who knows - maybe providing a little hand quilting practice!
The first (above) is a disappearing nine-patch, inspired by this quilt and using this great tutorial. It's 12" x 16".
The second one I made using this cool tutorial (Barbara gave instructions here, too) and using some strips from my red/yellow strip blocks. I decided to join the strips diagonally (like when making binding) thanks to inspiration from Judith. It's 11" x 16".
They're just tops right now. I'd like to piece the battings from scraps - does anyone have some tips (or even a tutorial) for this?
I had so much fun with these little tops that I think I'm going to join this doll quilt swap. (The last day to sign up is June 17th. Edited June 12: sign-ups were capped at 100, but there will be another swap in the fall!)
By the way, since Lily kindly asked, the nightmare editing is finished and this play was my celebration! Finally, one more 1:30am photo: