Once again, I've been overwhelmed with the amazing piece I have received in Humble Quilts Doll Swap. This year my piece came from Wendy over at The Constant Quilter.
There are 131 different prints in this piece which is 12" x 12". Each little square finishes at 1" and the center medallion is 4" x 4". Wendy hand quilted the center piece and then machine pieced diagonal lines going into a V on all four sides.
The backing fabric is super cute, it looks to be inspired from a vintage crazy quilt.
The piece fits exactly onto a little stand I have on my antique sideboard. It's the perfect place to display this. The center medallion has been hand quilted and its the perfect center motif. I don't have an eagle on any quilts that I own. Now I do!
With a big fresh pink peony beside it, the pinks just pop.
Whoever thinks civil war prints are dull and drab just haven't seen what can be done with them. The bright chrome yellows, the double pinks, the purples and greens all play so nicely with each other and really shine.
And to top it all off, Wendy enclosed a goodie package, I know these will come in handy when making more 4 patches for a future project.
Lucky me, that I get to enjoy this piece for years to come. Thank you Wendy!
If you haven't participated in a swap, I would encourage you to give it a try. There are many going on all the time, just find one that suits your preferences and give it your best, you just might get something back that will thrill you!
Thanks for stopping by,