This fall I started working on quilts for each of my children. I'm going in order of need right now :) My youngest daughter and my son needed quilts first because during the winter, their bedrooms get cooler than the other bedrooms in the house.
My daughter is up first. I got this Elea Lutz's Little Dolly fabric in from Riley Blake and I thought it was just so adorable, I couldn't resist using it for her quilt.
I didn't follow a pattern. But here is what I did...I knew I wanted to do little squares, so I decided on a 16-patch. I used a fat quarter bundle and cut 2- 2.5-inch strips from each fabric from the longer side of the FQ. Then I joined 4 strips together, pressed, and then cut 2.5-inch strips off of that. Next, I joined 4 of those together to make one 16-patch. I made 12 16-patches so that my quilt would be 3 16-patches across and 4 16-patches down.
I separated the 16-patches with 2.5 inch strips and I separated the rows with 2.5 inch strips as well. Then I bordered the whole thing with 4.5 inch strips.
I sent it to Sterling Quilt Co. to have it quilted. We decided on a simple stipple pattern.
My daughter chose the pink hearts from the line as the backing. And then I chose a scrappy binding. I used leftover 2.5 inch strips from the 16-patches to make the binding. I love it so much. I love every part of it...it is hard to decide what part is my favorite...the 16-patches or the scrappy binding...all of it <3