Hair Bow Doll Quilt Tutorial

DSC_2003 Madeleine received a doll bed for her birthday this past weekend. The doll bed is so cute and her dolls have had more naps than ever. The only thing their naps were missing was a nice cozy quilt, of course!  I wanted something fun and super easy, so this is what I came up with. I love that the hair bows add lots of color, but still keep it clean and simple. It’s a great scrap buster quilt and sews up so fast that it makes a great weekend project as well. DSC_1989DSC_2030DSC_2020DSC_2066DSC_2060

Hair Bow Doll Quilt Tutorial

Finished quilt size is 20 1/2″ x 24 1/2″.

Each block measures 4 1/2″ (unfinished). All seams are 1/4″.

What you will need:

1/2 yard of background  fabric (white)

20 fabric scrap pieces measuring at least 2″ x 4″

Tutorial is for quilt top only.

Step 1:
Cut your white fabric into 30- 4 1/2″ squares. Cut each scrap piece into two 2″ squares.  DSC_1939
Step 2:
With a fabric pencil, draw a diagonal line across the back of each 2″ block.DSC_2088
Step 3:
Lay your white squares out 5 blocks across by 6 blocks down. Decide where you want each “bow” to go and lay your scrap squares on top of your white squares as seen below. (I recommend taking a quick photo of your layout before continuing as easy reference to remember which bow goes where. It helped me!)DSC_1956Step 4:
When you are satisfied with the placement of each “bow”, flip the 2″ squares face down on the white squares with the drawn line away from the corner.DSC_1966Step 5:
Sew straight over the drawn line to sew the small square to the white square. Do this for all  blocks.DSC_2093Step 6:
Cut the corners off, leaving a 1/4″ seam. Open and press seams. Now you have a new 4 1/2″ square!DSC_2099DSC_2110DSC_2114
Step 7:
When all your blocks are finished, sew them together! I sewed the rows of six blocks together and then sewed the five rows together. Quilt and bind as desired.DSC_1996If you have any questions on this tutorial, let me know! I will be happy to answer them. If you are on Instagram, share your picture with the hashtag #hairbowdollquilt. I would love to see what you make!!
Enjoy!

xoxo, Bridgette

A little about 2014

Hello! I hope 2015 is treating you well. I am excited to see what this new year will bring and have all kinds of fun projects in mind I can’t wait to tackle and share.
Here is a little round-up of my favorite projects in 2014.

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I’ve always been a big fan of tents, teepees and forts. Who’s not, right? I think it is a right of every child to have an awesome cozy spot to retreat to at all times. It turned out a little more plain than I had imagined in my head. It was supposed to have fun appliques of flowers and windows on the sides, but when I stepped back and looked at it I decided I liked it just how it was. Babies (1 of 1) 

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Earlier this summer, I decided it was time to crack down and finally learn how to quilt. So, I did just that…

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I am addicted now. I want to make every quilt out there. The kids love the quilts just as much as I do and are constantly pulling them out to snuggle with.
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Growing up my mom always made all of our Halloween costumes. They were so unique and were passed down from one child to the other. Many of the costumes she made are still being played with by the grandchildren . So, I am following her example and have vowed to only hand make costumes.

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My little Matryoshka Doll and Cowboy.

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And of course I couldn’t make their costumes and not make their treat bags. This was probably my favorite project all year. My oldest son, Liam, was so excited to have a “real cowboy” outfit and he still wears it multiple times a week. 

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Finally, I had so much fun this year preparing for Christmas. Maybe it was because my children are at an age where they get so excited and love to help prepare every step of the way.

Eggnog.

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Gifts.

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Finian (1 of 1)

Gingerbread houses.

Gingerbread Houses (1 of 1)

Cookies.

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Santa Mail.

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Liam wrote quite a few letters to St. Nick, and our little elf “Harold” would deliver them to him at night. We were in major need of some sort of system for this, so I made a post box for these little letters to be mailed out in. Even Madeleine had fun finding any sort of paper scraps she could and sending them off to Santa.

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Well, dear readers, that wraps up our 2014 all in one post. Whew! It was a wonderful year with lots of good memories. I hope you will join me this next year as I find my way around blog land and share our little treasures with you. 

xoxo, Bridgette