Change of Heart – Do Small Things 11.5
We jumped into the current Project Quilting 11.5 challenge with both feet and only a day to finish it off. At first, I rationalized that we didn’t have time to make a whole quilt in a week, no matter the size. After Kim Lapacek left me a comment that the quilt didn’t need to be a large for the Do Small Things With Great Love challenge. That led to a change of heart and thus we are making a doll quilt.
A Small Thing For A Doll Like Me
As I mentioned on Friday, it’s been a while since we did our last doll quilts for A Doll Like Me.
Sent back in 2018, here are the first three we made. Since the deadline was Sunday at noon, I thought copying option #3 was best along with the orange peel FMQ pattern. I wasn’t sure about the border . . . do we have something to pull everything together nicely?
Small Things Start
First, I had to find my stash of 2.5″ squares. Since I have taken charge of them I house them in a clear tote. Previously trimmed scraps have mysteriously disappeared, never to be found again. I’ve been a bit remiss at adding to them, although I have a stack of scraps to cut down in my spare time. I need to schedule some ‘spare time’ for that task! How many do I have . . . do they play nicely together??
A doll quilt should be approximately 21″ x 24″. That would require approximately 120 of the 2.5″ squares. That would be enough for ten rows by 12 columns – doesn’t that sound like a lot of squares?! Instead, perhaps two rows/columns would be replaced with the addition of borders. That would mean only 80 – 2.5″ squares would be needed. Ahh yes, I think we’ll find a border for sure!
Small Yet Great Love
Here the doll quilt is altogether in no time using just the 80 pieces. Sue found me a nifty border fabric in a pretty grass green featuring farm animals.
A basketball-themed Defense fabric for the backing was chosen and the piece was layered in no time. As mentioned earlier, I chose an easy orange peel quilting design to quickly get this finished.
Doing Small Thing With Great Love
We adore the whole concept of this challenge and are happy that in the end, we played along. Sue tacked down the binding for me – she’s much quicker than I am.
We’ll be sending this along to A Doll Like Me shortly. For today, we’re linking up on the PQ 11.5 challenge link up with great pleasure.
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