I had been having trouble with handquilting being very painful. The pain in my finger is much better and I am enjoying my hand quilting once again.
I used muslin for the backing of the quilt so I decided to not sew on a label but simply write the label on the backing.
While talking to my mother about having almost finished the quilt, we were talking about Irish names as I always name my quilts. My doll quilts get a little girl's name. She said use one of the names from the TV show we both loved Ballykissangel. I decided on Niamh (pronounced 'neev') and then started thinking about all the Irish immigrants that took a risk and boarded a ship to America during the Great Potato Famine. I decided on the name "Niamh's Irish Chain: Irish immigrant 1847".
Doll quilt measures 19 inches square.
So my last doll quilt is now stored in my miniature armoire and Niamh's quilt is on my table. I already have an idea for my next doll quilt and will share it after I have worked on the first block.
In the meantime, I think I will start back on a large quilt UFO since my hand is cooperating at the moment. My UFO count is up to 10 finished on the list which I am really happy about.
"Sewing fills my days, not to mention the living room, bedroom and closets."
~ Author unknown