You’ve seen my first attempt at quilting/patchwork before, a multi-colored triangle duvet cover I fashioned after using a tutorial from Sew Kate Sew. This time I decided to actually take a quilting class and learn what quilting really is all about. Four weeks later, this is my final project! And I am totally in love with it!
My inspiration was nautical, and I wanted to keep the quilt more modern using fabric with more geometric shapes printed on them. I bought a 1/2 yard of nine different fabrics in bright primary colors. Then after starting the quilt I realize I’ll also need fabric for the backing, the batting (the actual blanket-y fabric that goes inside), the binding, the border and the stop border. It adds up and gets quite expensive, so I think on my next quilt, I’ll try to use scraps, I want to get really good at this before I start investing real money in it :). Also, I know it doesn’t look like it’s actually quilted (those wavy shapes people sew on top of quilts and stuff), but I did sort of quilt it. I didn’t want to pay someone to quilt it for me since this was to be just a test quilt, so I just stitched in the seams, and it looks amazing!
Anyway, here are some pictures I took with my iphone on the process of putting this together:
1. Picking out fabric.
2. Putting the blocks together.
3. Arranging all 35 blocks in a pleasing manner.
4. Adding the stop border.
5. Adding the border.
6. A look at the back of the fabric.