I’ve convinced Mom to start quilting. She finished her first quilt a few weeks ago, and now she’s hooked. We are partnering to make my sister, Claire, a quilt.
Claire picked this as a model:
(Source: Creative Chicks)
We’re using a grey scale with splashes of colour and patterns for hers. Our base colours are those in the Kona Cotton Storm bundle. Then we added a few patterned fabrics for fun.
I’ve been playing with them for a couple hours and this is the result:
These blocks are really fun to asseble, because other than cutting out the background, there isn’t any measuring.
Based on this tutorial, here is how I’m making my blocks.
First cut out the background fabric squares. Mine are 4 1/2″.
Sew the patterned right side down on the background fabric like so:
Press the seam flat towards patterned fabric.
Using the background square as a guide, trim the patterned fabric.
Cut off excess background fabric 1/4″ from seam line.