Thankful Doll Quilt Free Pattern

THANKFUL Doll Quilt Pattern - Free For Personal Use Only
Based on an antique quilt in our collection - Collector With A Needle
Read the related blog post HERE.

Finished Size:  12 1/2"w x 12" h

Cut 36 1.25" squares
       7   Dark Fabric
       11 Medium Fabric
       18 Light Fabric
            IF you do not want scrappy
            Cut 36 1.25" squares, 18 Dark and 18 Light

In a coordinating fabric
Cut 12  2" Squares
        4 in a Contrasting Print
        8 in a Contrasting Print * (This print will be used again)

From the Contrasting Print * also cut
     7  3" squares

Backing:  14" square
Binding: 1" 52" long strip
     Or bind in your preferred method

This is where we are headed.
You can see the four setting sides aren't even - so wonderful!

The four patches were kind of scrappy with only 7 dark pieces in the original.  Instead of black, I used dark blue.


Assemble the 1.25" squares into four patches
Making a total of 9, four patch blocks:
       Combining light and dark squares.
       NOTE: In the scrappy version one block uses two
                    different dark prints.

This is the layout for assembly. This is a good point to play with your fabric selections.
You can change the orientation of the dark squares in the four patch units.

Note the original maker pieced the two top corners differently than the two lower corners.

I did the same - because I love reproducing the quilts.

Once you are happy with the placement, sew the rows together.
This photo will help:

Assemble the rows
Press - I chose to press my long row seams open
Layer and Quilt

The hand quilting in the original is simple straight lines.
 In some places the border is GONE.  
There was no quilting to hold any of the fibers in place, other than the outline.

Here is the original with my first reproduction:
I soaked mine in coffee and let it dry kind of "scrunchy" for an old look.

The original has a stripe print on the back - I chose a larger wild stripe.

Note this little quilt has a distinctive top.

Binding Details on original

 The binding was done in four applied pieces - The only machine stitching on the quilt.

Send me photos of your finished quilts and I will add them here.
Thankfully yours,

Ready for quilting - Playing with fabric placement Florence McConnell created this darling!

You can see more of Florence's quilts HERE.

Terry added a piped edge along the binding

Shona beautifully hand quilted hers - great border fabric!

Very close to the original worn colors - pretty!


Too cute!! Great Fabrics

Wend used 2 different toile prints in the border - beautiful!

Gorgeousness all over!!

On a stand no less!! Wow.


Tape binding - Early Repro Prints


  1. I love this little cutie, thank you so much for sharing Dawn. I am going through my fabric trying to decide what to use, I love these little quilts!!

  2. Florence, I love your little quilt and love the fabrics that you chose, it is very sweet!!!

  3. Thank you for sharing your treasured find. How fun to find it inside another. I will most certainly make this pattern

  4. Lovely little quilt Dawn! And you were really lucky to find it!


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