It just wouldn't be Christmas around here if I wasn't sewing up a few gifts.
Today's fun little project was for Dolly.
Last time I saw Dolly...
she looked a little chilled...
so I'm thinking that she needs a new quilt.
(aka - grandma wants to sew another quilt for Dolly)
If you have a cutie patootie little girl in your life...
you may want to make her this quilt for her very own Dolly.
I used scraps and the same method from
the easy 4 patch blocks.
Supplies for this quilt;
25 - 3" x 3" squares for the 4-patch blocks
1 fat quarter for background
approximately 16" x 21" thin batting
1 fat quarter for backing
2 - 2 1/2" x 40" strips for binding
2 yards 1/2" ric-rac (optional)
Make 24 four patch blocks by clicking on my tutorial
They should each measure 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" at this point.
Cut 12 - 1" x 2 1/2" rectangles from your background and sew two 4 patch blocks together.
All seam allowances are 1/4".
Press all seams towards the background throughout...
while making your Dolly quilt.
Cut 6 - 1" x 5" strips and sew to form six blocks.
Each block should measure 5" x 5" at this point.
Lay them out and get ready to sew sashings!
Cut 4 - 1 1/2" x 5" strips and sew them in-between the blocks like this.
Now cut a strip 1 1/2" x 16" and join the two rows together.
Then add 2 side borders that measure
2" x 16"each....
and finally add borders to the top and the bottom.
Cut them 2" x 13 1/2".
Your quilt top is complete!
Wasn't that easy and fun?
I'm betting that Dolly will be
wrapped and re-wrapped in this quilt about a bajillion times!
That's why I love to make things for Dolly...
they are so appreciated by sweet little hands:)
Tomorrow I'll show you how I quilted and bound Dolly's quilt...
as for now...
I'm off to a Christmas concert!