My two year old likes to play with baby dolls, when she pulls them out it is always to put them to bed. “Night Night Baby”, is a phrase I hear a lot. She inherited a lot of baby quilts made by her great grandmother. sometimes she will use quilts for her babies and other times she will use my kitchen towels. I suspect I will hang on to the inherited quilts to pass on to my grandchildren (if I should be so lucky!) to use. I decided I should add my own touch to the collection, so over the weekend I made a doll quilt.
I used fabrics from my scrap bag (I save all scraps larger than 5″). There was no rhyme or reason, I just grabbed fabrics and cut them up. I love the look of a “nine patch chain” quilt, but don’t think I would ever have the patience to make a full sized quilt- so I went for a tiny version!
This is only the second time I have done free motion quilting. I love the look but think I must be doing it wrong….my quilt came out feeling rather stiff. I think I stitched too close together, or too tightly. Does anyone know if there is a rule of thumb about how much quilting there should be in a square inch…or something?