For the little red haired girl

My sister has little kids.  I take full advantage of this and love to make things that my kids are too “big” for.  She was smart to have kids 2nd, if only for this reason *wink*.

My sister has wanted to name a baby Ruby since she was in high school. Her first two kids were boys, then her 3rd came along after a long and difficult pregnancy, a girl.  Ruby was finally here.

Ruby has lived up to her name, she’s an adorable little red haired girl.

For Christmas this year I made her a little doll and matching quilt. I got the idea for the quilt from the Pretty in Patchwork, Doll Quilts Book. and the doll is from the Wee Wonderfuls Book

I raided my stash and pulled out every fabric I had with a red haired girl on it.

Most ended up being Heather Ross prints.

I made my first dresden block (which came out much bigger than I thought it would, I need to read up a bit more on dresdens).

It was fun to tackle a mini quilt, lots of instant gratification of a project that is done quickly.

I also made dolls for her boys- more on that next time :)

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Melissa Mortenson is the author of the Polka Dot Chair blog which is in its 7th year of sharing fresh and creative ideas with readers. She is the author of “Project Teen, Handmade Gifts your Teen will Actually Love”. Her first fabric line “Derby Style” debuted in January 2015 through Riley Blake Designs. A mom of 3, she considers herself lucky to be living in Kentucky.


  1. says

    I have a weakness for redheads. My baby (now 23) had hair of a very similar color when she was younger. It’s darker now, but still red.
    That’s a perfect gift. I love that you used fabric with redheaded girls. The Dresden Plate block was a great choice.

  2. says

    Oh be still my heart…such cuteness!!! What a thoughtful and joyous gift. You must print out your post so it stays as a memory with the quilt. Love this!!!

  3. says

    Who knew there were so many red haired girl prints? I may need to start collecting them. There are three red heads in my house, all girls, that is if I can still call myself a “girl” in my 30’s. Ha!

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