I was tempted to start February’s challenge early but decided I’d finish the doll quilt instead. It’s always better if I use these leftover bits right away rather than stuffing them in a bin!
I thought about hand quilting this one but found a piece of leftover Minkee that worked for the backing so I did some simple straight line quilting by machine.
I don’t worry a lot about what size these turn out as long as they can cover or wrap around a doll I’m happy. And in case you’re wondering what inspired me to make these little doll quilts … when Rae was little she would lay out all her dolls and stuffed animals and cover them with her quilts and blankets. I also hate to toss little leftover bits and pieces so that’s another reason I love making them.
As you can see she used to cover the entire doll … she had to be taught before Mo was born that you didn’t cover the baby’s head with the blanket !!
And since I had just a little more time after finishing the binding … I cut out the first quilt for February’s 1 yard Challenge.
I love the Town Square pattern from Fabric Cafe for large focus prints although I don’t do the skinny borders that she does in the pattern.