Friday, February 23, 2018

TGIFF - Doll Quilts

Bernie @ Needle & Foot is hosting an event to collect doll quilts for A Doll Like Me.  I used some orphan blocks to whip up three little doll quilts to donate.

I've been fighting a cold/flu, so I had to go simple and quick.  I added a huge border on each of these rainbow 12.5-inch blocks.  Not exciting, but colourful.  This one has a purple binding.


And a pink binding for this one.  These two measure 22-inches square.


I tried designing a block last year, so I sewed the four test blocks into a 24-inch quilt.



They all got a quick all-over stipple.  They'll be going in the mail tomorrow.  Bernie was very thoughtful and organized a lady in Canada to collect quilts.  She travels to the USA regularly and will deliver the quilts.  It makes it a little easier to donate when you don't have to spend so much on postage.

If my little donation makes a child happy, then it was worth the effort.


If you have a finish this week, here's your chance to share it with everyone:

Thank Goodness It's Finish Friday @ Kathy's Kwilts and More
Finish It Up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Finished or Not Friday @ Busy Hand Quilts 
Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation 




16 comments:

Crafty Ashley B said...

Thank you for sharing this! Going to see if there is anything I can do to help!

Cathy Tomm said...

Great little doll quilts. Love the rainbow coloured star blocks.

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

Two lovely doll quilts, I especially love the rainbow star, clever to use up your test blocks. Your stippling is very neat, I need more practice.

Stitchin At Home said...

These are lovely and I'm sure they will be loved by the recipient.

Ioleen said...

They are adorable. Colourful, bright and happy.

Granny Maud's Girl said...

What a great use of orphan blocks. I wish I had saved one of mine for this, but I have already converted both into humidicrib quilts. Oh well. That is a good cause too. :)

Elana said...

Look at you making something terrific out of orphan blocks! Great job on joining the doll quilt drive for A Doll Like Me!

Lesley said...

What sweet little quilts. They will be loved...what a great project you are involved in!

Bernie Kringel said...

Anja, these are just perfect. Thank you so much. Also, looking at the two quilts with the different color bindings, isn't it interesting how that binding choice makes the look of the border fabric different? Or is that just my eyes playing a trick on me. I really like the rainbow bright stars.

JanineMarie said...

Super way to use those orphan blocks! I found myself really looking at the bindings--love the little darker pink insert in the second quilt and the way the purple binding combines with the purple triangles on the last quilt to make an interesting design around the edge.

The Joyful Quilter said...

What a lovely contribution these three little quilts will be!!

Julie said...

This flu seems to be a trickster this year, and just when you think you've beaten it, it surprises you with more. I hope you start feeling better soon. These quilts will do the same for some little person to cover their own special doll with. I'm so happy to see this outpouring of love in the quilting community. You've done well! Thank you.

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

Aww, great use of blocks. Thanks for contributing to this lovely cause. And I hope you are feeling better!!

Leanne Parsons said...

Great way to use up some orphan blocks! I love how different the first two quilts look because of the change in binding.

Sandra Walker said...

These are great Anja! I think the simplicity makes them sing. Makes me think to look in my pile of orphan blocks for when I do a boy quilt; already did a girl one.

Sandra Walker said...

PS Thank you for linking with my DREAMi! linky. ;-)