I had a lot of extra scrap fabric (4 x 4 inches) from some skirts that I made and quilts I had completed. My girls have seen me quilt and had great interest in it, so I decided to let them design their own quilts. I let them pick out which scraps to use (“Pick thirty squares, you guys.”) and I let them pick a backing from several remnant fabrics I had just purchased. Then, I arranged them in a way that I thought was pleasing. But I wanted to give them the last word, so I let them switch blocks around if they felt a change was needed. In the end, we have these cute little doll quilts.
My younger daughter really liked the butterfly material. The binding that I used was also scrap fabric. I wasn’t sure how often they would use these, but every once in a while I’ll walk into a messy toy room and my face will be beaming because in the middle of chaos will be a baby wrapped in one of these baby quilts.
Melts my heart.