AMISH 4 PATCH DOLL QUILT: A fun and easy project to make for the wall or a doll.
I pieced this a few years ago on one of my trips to Maine. It was easy and a great way to see if I liked the pattern in these colors.
This was a the perfect size quilt to “stitch in the ditch” on my sewing machine It only took about an hour to pin and quilt. Then it went into the pile that just needed to be bound and get a tag. Of course, it got sucked to the bottom. When I found it a few months later, it only took a couple hours to hand bind.
The backing was a print of Amish life I found while at the quilt show in Paducah, KY. I only bought a yard and used most of it on this project.
The finished size is 24″ x 28″.
The Amish 4 Patch Doll Quilt is currently hanging in my dining room and the colors just glow.
Another great thing about small quilts is that you can have a personal, rotating quilt show in your office or cubicle. At home, they make a great show on room walls or hallways.
I cut all the individual blocks rather than do the 4 patches using strips. I was working with various scraps so it was easier just to do them as blocks. However, the next time, I will sew the strips together and then cut the the blocks.
I learn something new with every quilt that I make.
I encourage quilters to do small projects as well as large ones. The small ones allow you to try a technique or color scheme before committing yourself to something large.
Here are some other ideas for small quilts: