This post is part of Donktober 2012. For more information please see here.What's the final size of this "doll quilt", you ask? About 40" x 40". It's ok, you can laugh. I am.
Many moons ago I was on the hunt for a cute donkey quilt pattern and, much to my surprise to be honest, I came across this old beauty, originally designed in the 1930s and then republished in a Kansas newspaper in 1977.
Of course, I dove right in and started my own little version, with the idea of making a doll sized quilt for a friend's daughter and Ruby, her donkey. Too bad I didn't bother to think too hard about the math so, with each finished square at 1 3/4", it turned out a little bit big.
Then the amazing Laura suggested adding another border of pink squares around the perimeter, to centre the donkey and keep it away from the binding. Though I completely agreed with this idea, I was a little worried about it getting even bigger - and thus not even be suitable for a wall-hanging.
So, what's a girl to do other than just keep on cutting and keep on sewing?
Quilting has now commenced so she's on her way to a finish, with black and white striped fabric all ready for the binding. Hopefully I will have it all done in time to show off during the Donktober linky party.
Speaking of the linky party, it's hard for me to say but today is officially the last day of Donktober. NOOO!!! It has been a fabulous month and I've had a ball seeing everyone's donkilicious creations. Thanks to everyone for playing along and having a laugh with me. I look forward to seeing more fabulousness next week.
I'm linking up to WIP Wednesday, hosted by Lee at Freshly Pieced.