Ragged Square Mini Quilt

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At Mass a few weeks ago, the priest told us of a girl in our parish who was diagnosed with cancer and treated. Just when her family thought she was clear, her scans showed that the cancer was back and she was given no hope. My heart breaks for her family. The fact that she is the exact same age as my middle child, makes it all the more heart wrenching. This little three year old seems to be handling things with a lot of strength and good humor. From what I hear, she is a girly, girl who likes to play kitchen and dolls. I decided to make her a little doll quilt. I gave it to the priest to deliver to her today with a note that told her to remember that we were thinking of her and praying for her when she cuddled her dolls. I hope it brings a little happiness to her day.

I used Amanda Jean’s tutorial for the ragged square quilt (http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/2008/10/how-to-make-ragged-squares-quilt.html) except that I changed the dimensions. I made the squares 5″, 3 1/2″ and 2″. The finished quilt measures 13 1/2″ x 17 1/2″. It was fun to give this type of quilt a try. I like the look and it is a breeze to put together.

I really wanted to hurry up and get it finished because we don’t know how much time the little girl has left. Penny wasn’t cooperating with my plan and wanted to be held rather than put in her crib to sleep on Friday night. I found that I was able to stitch the binding while she slept on my chest. What do you know! I have more hope for finishing my nine patch now! It was really quite pleasant…