Does this happen to you? It happens to me way more often than I care to count. Upon further questioning, they said they wanted an international theme.
"Sort of like 'It's a Small World' from Disney?" I asked.
Yes, that would work.
From a batik fabric in my stash, I cut a 12" circle using a plate from my kitchen. I folded an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of paper lengthwise and drew a basic body (with ears) on the fold. Since this was for a baby, I did not draw any fingers or toes. The finished figure was about 8" tall. I used this as my pattern to cut my people from various shades of tan. I then placed the world and the dolls on a piece of fabric approximately 42" x 42."
I looked up on Pinterest several pictures from Disney's "It's a Small World" and checked out more sites on attire.
This quilt was a lot of fun to make. It was like dressing paper dolls.
I appliqued the world and the "dolls" to the top of the quilt. Pressed for time, there was no way I could hand quilt the top and have it ready when it was needed, so I used my machine and did some echo quilting.
I would like to make another quilt like this one when time permits and I can take my time quilting around the figures. I like the look of the echo quilting.
The quilt was big hit with the recipient and hopefully Baby will enjoy it for many years.