Friday, January 15, 2016

Little Four-Patch, Finished!

My first finish of 2016, and completed in about a week!  For slow-poke me it's amazing (even though it is a small quilt).  It was begun and finished so quickly that it didn't even get a page in my note book.

Little Four-Patch is truly a little one at just about 16" x 22".  I thought a doll quilt was in order to go with the doll I made my granddaughter for Christmas.

Four-patch doll quilt

The small squares were cut at 1 1/2" and the alternate squares at 2 1/2".   I used a diagonal set and added half-square triangles around the edges. 

I was going to layer it with flannel but didn't have a large enough piece of white or natural.  Instead I used a leftover piece of Cream Rose 100% cotton batting.  I was concerned it might be too thick and that the quilt would be stiff but it seemed to be soft and cuddly when it came out of the dryer.  I think it will get softer with use.

Hand quilting such a small quilt was strange.  It was barely big enough to fit into my hoop and when I came to the edges I didn't use the hoop at all.  It's not heavily quilted but there's enough to keep the layers together and hold the batting in place.  I suspect I'll see the quilt often enough that I can either add quilting or repair the quilting if necessary.

I rounded the corners to avoid harsh corners on such a small quilt and used a single-fold binding which I pieced so the binding around the corners was on the bias and the straight sides were cut on the straight grain.  It all seemed to work well for this quilt.

Word has it that my granddaughter wrapped "Baby" in it right away.

I'm linking this post to
 WIPs Be Gone at A Quilting Reader's Garden
 Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts
 Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? at Confessions of a Fabric Addict
 Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday at Faith and Fabric

And I'm also linking this post to the January One Monthly Goal (OMG) Finished Party at Red Letter Quilts.

Click over to some of the other link-up posts to have a look at what others have been up to.

Happy Friday!



  1. Aw this is adorable, and I love how your granddaughter put it immediately to good use!

  2. What a wonderful little quilt this is. It's no wonder your grand daughter used it right away.

  3. This is darling - she will love it!

  4. It was worth cutting and piecing those teeny tiny squares - the quilt really looks beautifully to scale. Nice you can keep an eye on it too.

  5. So sweet! It is a challenge to work with pieces that small, so I salute you. Thanks for linking to WIPs Be Gone and sharing this doll quilt.

  6. This is a very sweet little piece...congrats on a nice first finish! :)

  7. Very sweet. Congrats on your wonderful gift being done!

  8. What a cute little quilt, great way to use some scraps!

  9. Beautiful little doll quilt. Congrats on the finish.


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