African Ladies Quilt by Rivasa
African ladies quilt
I walked into a newly opened quilt store and saw a sample top hanging from the rafters. I fell in love instantly and knew exactly who I would give the finished quilt. My cousin had a little black doll when we were young and she loved that doll. The pattern instantly reminded me of that doll and I knew she would love it. She did. I made someone happy and had fun making the quilt for her.
I mitered the border of the quilt, first time doing it and it took me forever, but I like the results. I tried machine applique, but prefer the raw edge hand applique for this particular project. I am proud of this quilt!
Using the blanket stitch to applique the lady on to the block
Quilting done - quilt front