Happy first Sunday of Advent! Welcome to my blog Advent calendar. I’ll be posting every day of Advent.
My quilt guild is still finishing up the doll quilts for Childhelp, a charity that gives dolls and teddy bears to children who’ve been abused. Here’s the link: http://www.emergencydolldispatch.org/donate.html.
At our September meeting they had little bundles that people could take home and put together. I picked up two bundles. Here’s the first:
It came with square patches, a deep pink border, batting, and backing. I picked it because I thought the batting fabric was really cute.
I really think that fabric is adorable.
I laid out the square patches in a pattern I liked:
The dark pink patches, weirdly, were about half an inch larger than all the other patches. I had to trim them.
Here the patches are, with the border:
I sewed the top together.
Then I layered the batting, the backing, and the top together. I love doing small quilts because it’s so easy to assemble them. I put the batting flat, then added the backing fabric on top, right side up. Lastly, I added the quilt top, right side facing down.
I pinned around the edges and sewed around, leaving an opening.
Then I turned the quilt right side out.
I sewed up that opening with matching thread.
The quilt pack also came with pink yarn. Maybe it was for cording? I didn’t know what to do with it, so I just left it.
Next week: the quilting!