My girls are constantly pulling the pillows off their beds and grabbing dishtowels, washclothes or tshirts to wrap their baby dolls in – I decided to make a set of baby bedding for the dolls and practice my quilting skills at the same time.
Looking at this lovely stack of fabric makes me so happy! My grandma-in-law has told me several times to make a quilt so I ordered some pretty fabrics to get started from Hawthorne Threads and Pink Chalk Fabrics. And since I usually mess up the first time I make something, I figured it would be a good idea to do a little practicing first with some fabric from my scrap pile.
Some of the blocks on the patchwork pillow are off and the ruffled edge on the pillow is a little wonky but I think it turned out pretty cute. And more importantly, the girls love the teeny pillows!
All the squares are 3.5″ x 3.5″ so the quilt turned out to 12.5″ x 15.5″ which is just the size of the baby bed. The pillows are not quite 10″ x 10″ – small but the girls can still lay on them too.
This was also my first experience making double folded bias tape which was sooo tedious but I love the look of all the scrap pieces sewn together.
I’ll post the other set – similar fabrics but in pink and purple – next week when I finish the quilt. The scraps for that quilt are very small and will require lots more stiches, snipping and ironing.