A sweet “almost perfect” Isabeau, made especially for Carolyn ❤ Dressed in an antique “double pink” fabric that is almost cherry red… very seasonal for December!
The fabric for Carolyn’s doll dress came from the back of a mid-19th century log cabin quilt. It’s is a glorious, but sadly worn quilt… As I was carefully removing tiny quilting stitches, to free the backing, I got such a nice surprise! Log Cabin quilt blocks are pieced on a foundation fabric. The fabric used for the foundation of many of the blocks is an amazing 1830’s/1840’s brown and blue print. I love every fabric in this quilt! After I remove all of the backing, I will remove the blocks that are too shattered to repair, repair the more stable ones, by piecing in period fabrics in similar colors and patterns, then reassemble the blocks into a slightly smaller quilt. I had planned to add and plain muslin backing, but now I’m thinking that I will do without a backing, so that the foundation fabric will show… Slightly unorthodox, but beautiful. Adding new binding around the edges will be the finishing touch ❤