Doll Quilt

Lillian has been asking me to make her a blanket for her dolls for awhile so I decided to make a quilt.  I figured it would be nice practice and probably a good idea to start small.  It’s 19 1/4 x 19 1/4 in size and I wish that I would have made it bigger because I love it!

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I was thinking that I would make it 20 x 20, but I forgot to account for 1/4” seam allowances on all sides of the squares.  Each square was cut to 4 1/4” which made for easy measuring and cutting.  You could make the squares any size and the quilt would still turn out.

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I did straight line quilting on each side of the seams.

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Which I think looks even neater on the back.  I was able to get such straight lines because I used my “stitch in the ditch” plate on my walking foot and quilted from the front of the quilt.  I placed the guide in the ditch of each seam and followed it all the way down the quilt.  I just moved my needle all the way to the left or right to get a line on each side of the seam.

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Since it was a quilt for Lillian I thought it would be cute to have her hold it.

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She kept holding it higher and higher….

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Until we could no longer see her head.  It also shows how small the quilt really is.

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The wind almost took it away, but that was ok with her because she was more interested in the bubbles that she found.  I guess the wind is better for bubbles than quilts anyway.

Completely random, but these pictures were taken at the end of September and I just noticed that Lillian actually wore the exact same outfit today.  What are the chances?

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