Last week, Bernie over at Needle and Foot launched her February Share the Love Quilting for Kids event. As soon as I read her post, I knew I wanted to join Bernie and make some doll quilts. Take a moment and read Bernie’s post, and consider joining in.
So far I’ve made two little quilts, both using fabrics from my stash. Each quilt is made of five rows of 5-1/2 inch squares, finishing at 25 inches square.
I made one for a little girl, using some left over Lella Boutique Sugar Pie fabric. The colors are a soft pink, green and floral for the quilt top. The backing is a deeper pink from the same line.
Then I made one for a little boy. I’ve had this lizard fabric for years. I don’t know the designer of any of the fabrics in this quilt.
I have enough of the lizard fabric that I think I might be able to make one more.
On both quilts, I simply quilted in the ditch. The two little quilts went together so quickly, and I was able to use up an old poly batting I’ve been waiting to find a use for.
Remember my Regatta quilt top? I had just enough of the left over strips to piece another top for a doll quilt. I need to find backing fabric and then I can finish it.
These little quilts are great scrap busters. You can make them in any style you like. If you read Needle & Foot’s additional post here, you can find additional information on making clothes for the dolls too, if you’re interested in that.
Thanks to Bernie for her work in hosting this event. I’m looking forward to making a few more of these little doll quilts!
Other Events on My Calendar
- 2018 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop – Have you signed up yet?
- 30 Days of Quilt Design – I love to draw up quilt designs!
- 365 Days of Art Design PBQ Challenge– I’ve been working on this; post coming soon!