Little Joys Mini Quilt


Oh hello there!
It’s Tina from Christmas headquarters at the Emily Ann’s Kloset workshop.


As a “maker”, I have found over the years that if you work on your seasonal projects throughout the year instead of waiting for the last minute, you free up a little more time for yourself and your family. So today, I am going to share an easy doll quilt project with you …
and if you get started now, you will have a few homemade gifts all ready when Christmas Comes to Town.


The holidays are such a magical time of year. We spend time with our loved ones, decorate our homes, bake tasty treats, give gifts & take a moment to remember what we are thankful for in our lives.


When I saw this adorable fabric Little Joys by Elea Lutz for Penny Rose Fabrics/Riley Blake Designs …. I knew it was going to become part of our Christmas traditions. It’s never too early to start sewing for Christmas is it??? Let’s make a cute Little Joys doll quilt for someone special…..

Fabric Needed:

25 – 2½” red squares
25 – 2½” green squares
40 – 2½” linen squares
10 – 5″ squares
1 – 5″ square brown felt {for deer applique}
4 – 2½” x 22½” strips {for border}
23″ x 26″ piece of quilt batting
23″ x 26″ piece of fabric {for quilt backing}
3 – 2½” strips {for binding}
This doll quilt is charm pack friendly or you can cut from yardage. Finished size 21½” x 25″.

Nine-Patch Blocks:

Arrange your red, green & linen squares to make Nine-Patch Blocks. Stitch them together & press. You will need to make 10. Now we are going to trim our Nine-Patch blocks to 5″ square.

Deer Applique:

To add the deer applique to your quilt, do a Google search for “free deer clip art”, save to your desktop & then print. You may need to reduce the sizing to fit into your 5″ square. Trace your deer shape onto Heat N Bond and then iron to the back of your brown felt piece. Cut out your shape, peel off the backing and then press to your fabric. Top stitch or zig zag around your deer applique. Helpful hint: If you topstitch around your deer, it’s easier to do it before you assemble your quilt top. That way you aren’t fighting the quilt to do a quick applique stitch.


After your Nine-Patch blocks are made, lay out your pieces alternating your 5″ squares with your Nine-Patch blocks. Sew together in 5 rows of 4.


Add your borders. Then quilt and bind as desired.

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Make your holidays and gift giving special with a little bit of homemade goodness. Stitched with love.
Be sure to tag me in your projects on Instagram @emilyannskloset, I can’t wait to see what you make.


We’ve got a big announcement to make on Friday, but we wanted to give you a little sneak peek of what’s coming … STAY TUNED!