Mickey: Love Patches

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It feels good to make something from my Fabric Stash. Fabric that has been sitting for years waiting for its owner to come up with a design and actually cut into it. Snip. Cut.

You want to hear something funny. I bought this Mickey fabric off eBay YEARS ago and didn’t notice the seller was out of the country (not USA) when I clicked on To Buy. It took over a month for it to arrive and by then I had forgotten all about why I had wanted it in the first place!!

I used some of it to make simple purses for little girls. But still had a lot left. It is not the best quality fabric. The thread separated in some spots. I snipped off the pulled away threads.

So that I could still use it and not have to do a lot of fussy cutting around the flawed areas, I added a “patch” here and there.

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Thus, Mickey: Love Patches was born.

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I liked it and said, what the heck!! Let’s add more!! So I added mustard yellow squares plus the ones that look like the Target ads. The black and white circles.

Patches, all except the black/white circles, have been zig zagged. Will keep fraying to a minimum.

Quilting was done with wavy lines throughout.

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I love how the back turned out with the zig-zagging detail.

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Mini quilt can be used as a doll quilt, a playmat. Even a table runner. Would be great as a wall hanging in a child’s room. A child who loves Mickey.

All cotton fabric, cotton batting. It measures 20″ by 24″.

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7 comments on “Mickey: Love Patches

  1. Debra says:

    This is really cute, and I agree- the stitching looks great on the back!

  2. Betty (Nana) says:

    That is so cute.That is the cutest doll quilt. Very nice job quilting it. I think the fabric was purchased when we were looking for Mickey fabric for me to make a memo board from you to your friend. I think you bought several different pieces before we found one that worked.

  3. don_mae says:

    Thank you both. I love working with novelty fabrics.

    Nana, I remember now!! You are right!!

    I am just about finished with a Mickey pillow I am working on. Front is done and quilted. Now need to decide on how to do the back.

  4. Lennette says:

    Another great idea you came up with Donna! I love the zig zag stitching on the back too!!!

  5. Love the wavy quilting you did on it.

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