Thank you to everyone who chimed in and shared a story about passing on sewing/quilting to the next generation! Reading the stories has inspired me to pass on sewing/quilting to my girls.
I think I may have just found one way to do that – through dollhouse quilts.
For my daughter’s 5th birthday, we got her a dollhouse. Besides furniture and a family, what does every dollhouse need? A quilt, of course!
I ordered the dollhouse and furniture and while I waited for them to arrive, I started working on the quilt. I was thinking of making a broken dishes quilt, but after making one block, I knew that project would have to wait until I have ample time to spend paper piecing little HSTs. My sample block is 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ and would finish at 1″ x 1″.
With the broken dishes quilt on hold, I decided to try simple squares. These squares finish at 1/2″ x 1/2″.
The quilting took all of five minutes – a record in quilting speed for me!
Here it is quilted.
The bed arrived just as I was finishing up the quilt. Thankfully at 5 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ it fit!
This is the tiniest quilt that I’ve ever made. Making squares that finished at 1/2″ x 1/2″ was definitely a challenge, but worth the effort.
I am so smitten with this tiny quilt. I see more in the future. Hopefully I’ll have my daughter by my side helping me to craft more of these teeny quilts.
Linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts!