Tuesday, March 10, 2015

A Little Scraptastic Tuesday Quilt

What do you get for a little girls birthday when you're pretty sure she has everything? Usually I buy things like books and age appropriate puzzles or games. This time I decided to make a little doll quilt.
A little doll quilt in the making
I rummaged around in the orphan totes looking for something to start with. Bingo! Love these leftover little cowgirl squares. Four {sort of} scrappy 4-patches later and we have a quilt top ready to sandwich and pin!

Keeping with the leftover theme, I dug through my scrappy bits of binding to see if there was something there that might work well with the colors in the quilt. Yep! Anyone who hasn't already started hanging onto their leftover binding pieces should really start now. Sometimes people even give me their leftover binding lengths because I just can't stand for them to be thrown away! They are absolutely perfect for scrappy, fast, and/or miniature quilts.
Scrappy {leftover} binding totes
This particular binding was given to me about 5 years ago when my mom changed her mind about what fabric she wanted to use with a specific quilt. Who says there's a 'use by date' on binding?*wink
Ready to hand sew the binding...
So now I have a little doll quilt ready to hand sew the binding onto the back. I think the tension problems from switching out the thread on my machine took longer to fix than anything else in putting this quilt together. I'm hoping to buy a couple tiny baby bottles to put with the quilt and wallah!, my niece can have a little fun rocking her baby dolls and stuffed animals to sleep.

Linking up with Scraptastic Tuesday with Leanne and Nicky. Always a pleasure to see scrappy goodness going on all over blogland!

28 comments:

  1. Great idea! Such a sweet doll quilt. Love the cowgirl fabric. Don't we all have these sweet gems (fabric, binding, etc.) hidden in our stash!

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  2. Priceless. Love the fact you confess your stash secrets. Makes me feel so included. ;-)

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  3. What a sweet little quilt - a lovely gift! Doll quilts get used and used by my girls for all sorts of games and toys. I bet this little one will get lots of loving :0)

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  4. A lovely gift ~ from the heart.

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  5. Very cute!! Looks like you got the perfect gift. :-)

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  6. How charming! I love handmade gifts. {I had some of that fabric, too.}

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  7. What a great idea for a little girl's present! This doll quilt is so cute... I think I will copy on you soon...

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  8. What a lovely and original gift!

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  9. Great little scrappy project! I hang onto binding leftovers too and sometimes join the up for real scrappy bindings - even used one or two! Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday

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  10. Adorable and such a cute idea to add little bottles to the gift. I have a small shoebox of binding leftovers, including some from 15-20 (!) years ago that I occasionally dip into!

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  11. so sweet! I am sure any little girl would love that!

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  12. This is very cute, Audrey, I love all the fabrics. And I had to laugh, because only a quilter would remember where she got a skinny scrap of fabric five years ago! I'm the same. :D

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  13. What a great idea for a gift. I am sure she will love it.

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  14. Sweet! I love that cowgirl fabric, super!

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  15. Super cute idea. You're right there is no expiration date on fabrics or bindings or blocks...etc. Glad there's not. I'd be in big trouble.

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  16. Love the leftover bindings...I have a stash from mom that is fun to dig through..remembering the quilt the rest is on...adorable little quilt...

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  17. un precioso regalo!!!
    me gusta...
    saludos

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  18. Love this! Thanks for the inspiration for a small project which I'm looking for right now. Yay cowgirls!

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  19. That is very sweet and I'm sure will be much loved!

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  20. This is a really good idea - I shall copy it at some point! And I have already resolved to start saving my bindings. :-)

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  21. That's a seriously cute little quilt and I'm sure the birthday girl will be thrilled with it!

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