When I asked my 4-year-old daughter what she wanted for Christmas, she quickly responded with: “A Trolls Quilt!” A Trolls Quilt?? She may have been slightly swayed because at the time when I asked her that question, Mom and I happened to be quilting AND Trolls Holiday was playing in the background.
What’s a Trolls Quilt?
If you don’t know what Trolls Holiday is, it’s all good – it’s a sweet Christmas version of a sweet Trolls movie that is popular with the young ones these days.
But a seed was planted and the Trolls Quilt turned into something my daughter really wanted.
Trolls Quilt Inspiration
So we found some Trolls fabric that came in pink and blue and featured her favorite character: Poppy.
We ordered a couple yards. We used that as our color palette inspiration and shopped our stash and came up with this color palette:
Trolls Quilt Plan of Attack
After some brainstorming, we decided to alter the dimensions of our Bricks Pattern and create wider 3” x 3” squares instead of 1” x 3” mortars. Our plan was in place. Well almost.
You see, I have an almost 3-year-old daughter as well. So we couldn’t make just one quilt!
All good, we doubled the project. Mom and I were feeling very inspired, we also decided that these quilts would be TWIN-SIZED so that they could cover their big girl beds.
Trolls Quilt x TWO = A Lot of Work!
This turned into quite a project! Lots of cutting, lots of fussy cutting, lots of sewing, lots of pressing, lots of basting, lots of quilting, and lots of binding! Whew! But we did it! Two twin-sized Trolls quilts just in time for Christmas!
Binding and Backing
For the Trolls Quilt back, we used a beautiful, soft, lightweight rainbow flannel.
We bought and used almost a whole bolt! We bound this in the popular Timeless Treasure black and white stripe binding. It frames all these glorious colors perfectly
The Trolls Quilts were a huge hit and the girls love them! They are bright and cheerful and modern – and they are keeping them warm during these chilly January days.
And for one lucky person, we have a quilt kit available in our shop. This Quilt Kit featuring these beautiful prints (minus the Trolls) already cut to 3 ½” x 6 ½”size and pre-cut 1 ½” x 3 ½” Kona white strip accents.
As an added bonus, the kit includes our Bricks Pattern.
Tell us about your handmade Christmas gifts of 2017 – is it too early to think about Christmas 2018?
Thanks for stopping by!
Jenn and Linda
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