As the girls' second birthday is approaching I am keeping busy getting all the gifts ready. This past weekend I was working on bedding for the baby doll cribs they will be receiving.
Take a look at my Scrap-fabric-patchwork-doll-blankets and matching pillows. Do you think these could pass as quilts? I am asking, because Quilting is on my list of things to learn. I know it's not very extravagant what I fabricated here, but there are a few "quilt-lines" on these blankets: I stiched in the "ditch" horizontally and vertically.
And do you want to know what my favorite part about these blankets and pillows is: I did not buy any material especially for this project! Even the binding is made from fabric scraps (pat on own shoulder...). I tried to use as many different colors that do not necessarily match, in order to make the blankets really colorful and bright: And I think, I succeeded.
For the blankets I cut 12 5-inch (ca. 13 cm) squares (which is charm-pack size, right?!), embellished some with ribbon, lace and appliques before sewing them together. For the back side I used flannel with a layer of cotton batting inbetween front and back. The pillows are made from 9 3-inch (ca. 7.5 cm) squares and also have flannel on the back side, stuffed with poly fiber. For the binding I cut 2 inch (5 cm) wide strips, sewed them together on the short ends and pressed the long raw edges to meet in the center (leave about a 2 milimeter gap inbetween the edges, that will make it easier to place the binding around your "quilt"). When placing the binding I made sure that none of the squares would be bound by the same fabric.