Change of Heart – I’m No Wimp

On the last to-do list, I said we might do the current Project Quilting challenge.  Maybe.  I rationalized that we didn’t have time to make a whole quilt in a week, no matter the size.  Seriously.  Kim Lapacek left me a comment that it didn’t need to be a large quilt for the Do Small Things With Great Love challenge.  That has been floating around in the back of my mind for the week, and I’ve had a change of heart.  We’re making a doll quilt on Saturday and I’ll be linking it up on Sunday. Boom – mike drop.

A Doll Like Me

It’s been a while since we did our last doll quilts for A Doll Like Me but it’s well past time to make more.

Here are the first three we made and sent back in 2018.  Since there is a bit of urgency, I think option #3 will be my choice complete with the orange peel FMQ pattern.  Stay tuned for an update on this exciting change of heart. 

Two Other Note Worthy Mentions

Melva released her third block in the Pieces From the Past sew-along.  The newest block is called the Mayflower plus she has shared another letter, this one from 1946.  Check it out if you’re playing along, or even if you’re not.  It’s a fun piece of history that is special and unique.  We haven’t made a sailboat boat since we made this special quilt for sweet little baby Brady . . . six years ago now.

Sailboat Quilt-Brady

Finally, Kat and the Covered in Love March/April collection is asking for new blocks.  They are Rail Fence blocks in true blue, true bright yellow and a low volume/white fabric.  Easy peasy to piece and I’ll bet you have a few scraps laying about that fit the bill.  We haven’t made any Rail Fence blocks since we made John’s queen-size quilt a summer ago.


We’ll be getting busy this weekend – just imagine the scraps a-flying!


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12 Responses

  1. Kate says:

    Sounds like a busy weekend of stitching. Hope you’ve made lots of progress.

  2. Susan Nixon says:

    I was all set to make some CIL blocks, until I saw they colors. I have almost no yellow! I have some gold, but that’s as close as I usually get to yellow. I will have to stop in at the quilt shop next weekend and see what I can find.

  3. Kim Lapacek says:


  4. This makes me rethink this week’s PQ challenge because I did make a large quilt in a week already and I do not think I can do another one especially since I haven’t even started, although my mind has gotten a great idea… Meals on wheels often likes quilted placemats so your post has given me an idea to maybe make a couple of those to donate. Doll quilts are a fantastic idea too!

  5. Yep, you’re no wimp!
    Have a fun sewing marathon this weekend, Roseanne.

  6. Dawn says:

    It is a challenge to do a quilt in a week no matter the size! You have a right to change you mind and heart! I’m sure that whatever you come up with will be fine. You have to enjoy it!

  7. I am so impressed with what you get done! You will be having a busy weekend working with fabric. I was trying to not let anything sidetrack me from my goals, but I did get two emails for testing some patterns! Teaching tomorrow so I’ll be burning the midnight oil to get my Project Quilting Challenge project finished. It’s getting closer!

  8. Im imagining the small scraps and think that you may need more – ha ha

  9. quiltinggail says:

    It’s totally fine to change your mind! We all have the right to do so!
    Have fun sewing this weekend!

  10. Vicki in MN says:

    You will definitely be sewing up a storm this weekend. It will be fun to see what you come up with.

  11. You never cease to amaze me, not only do you accomplish to keep up a blog, you actually have time to turn out such beautiful projects! I’d love to know how you manage to do it all! Thanks for always inspiring me 🦋

  12. Looking forward to seeing the new doll quilt. I’ve never made one, but as you know, I’ve made kitty quilts! Have a great day, Mary.

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