I've been tackling a couple of small projects recently, mostly because I've lost a bit of steam with regards to my son's quilt but also because I wanted to learn a few new techniques.
For a super small project, I came across a tutorial for this wonky star. I love it! So much of quilting is about perfect accuracy, so the randomness of the points on the star really appeal to my chaotic side. :) In fact, I may start a full quilt based on these blocks just for me, using these fabrics as a starting point.
I also found a tutorial for a tiny ticker tape doll quilt. I didn't follow the tutorial exactly, and my quilt ended up being a bit larger, 33" x 25" or so, instead of the suggested 16" x 20". (I kind of just cut a piece of fabric without measuring it...)
This doll quilt was super fun to make. I love how the quilted back turned out, with all of the oddly spaced and shaped squares. Also not in the tutorial, I decided to try my hand at a pieced backing. I am really happy with how it turned out! The fabric on the back is completely unadorned, so it was nice to add a bit of spice with the stripe of colour down one side.
I hope the almost-7-year-old enjoys it. I've been sewing it with her around, and when she asked who it was for, I just said "Oh, I don't know yet...". I'm sure she'll be surprised, at least!