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 makingI rummaged ar...

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!