Toy and Joy month snuck up on me, and I hadn’t prepared ahead even though I always think I will start early. The only start I had was the tops for two doll quilts that were my leaders and enders at a summer retreat. These are now finished.
They are made from mini charm packs that we got in swag. Bordered they are ~16 x 16. The quilting doesn’t show well in the photos. The brownish one is diagonal lines and the blue one concentric circles. However, I don’t recommend the circle quilting for a quilt that has been stitched to the back and turned. Even with a walking foot, the fabric bunched up. I don’t think the doll or child will mind this time, but I’d not do it again. The backs are minky fabric, and I still haven’t used up the leftovers. So I guess I’ll be making doll quilts next year till it is gone.
However, I’ve shifted my focus to the baby quilts because of the fire fighters running out last year. Seems the need is greater for them. The baby quilts are used beyond Toy and Joy time when fire fighters have to remove babies from burning homes.
So I have one finished and four more tops ready to sandwich and quilt.
Over the year I’d cut scraps into various sized squares. These are the 6 1/2 inch squares that easily make a 36 x 36 quilt. I use the term “scrap” somewhat loosely to include fairly large left over pieces that could be called yardage. But if I have no further planned use for them, they are scraps to me. That is how I get many matching squares–however almost never the requisite 18. Quilting is a simple meander.
Linking with the Friday finish blogs and Oh Scrap (buttons in sidebar) and Let’s Make Baby Quilts. Now excuse me while I get back to finishing the last 4.