Our local quilt club is doing some kid quilts for a local charity. I did two with Winnie the Pooh fabric using the directional print two ways. I figured that with a goal of 50, it wouldn’t hurt to run up just one more quick quilt. It is so much easier with my stash to do a girlie quilt, so I did. I had this neon pink I wanted to use up, and I paired it with a blue floral and a muted yellow print. I started with sewing 5-inch wide strips of two colors together to make it go faster, then cross cut into 5-inch strips of two color blocks.
I cut some squares of all three fabrics too, and arranged them in a diagonal pattern. Each row was laid out as I went to keep the squares in proper order.
I took them all to the ironing board, and pressed the seams in opposite directions to make nesting easier.
The main portion of the top went together really fast.
It was going so fast, I almost forgot to get pictures! I added a thin, 1-inch pale blue border, then a 3-inch border of the blue print. I had just enough of the screaming pink to use as a backing.
Loading it on the frame, I stitched down the edges. Then, I went through the pantographs for something cute.
I decided on the sweet little bow panto. Perfect for a girl quilt.
I did the quilting in pale pink thread, Essentials top and bottom. Warm and Natural batting.
Here’s the back.
I had hoped to use the pink for binding, but there wasn’t enough after quilting.
So, next time I’ll make the binding with the blue floral and put it on. Yes, by machine, grrrrrr. I’ll be using a couple of your suggestions, so we’ll see how it does. At least it will go on fast. Still, how can anyone be crabby while quilting on a cold, rainy day, while watching old 1940s black and white movies, and this view out the window?
Yes, we still have color. Isn’t autumn wonderful?