How about this adorable Window Pane Quilt? Isn't it SO cute?
Susan is the owner of this Etsy store.
She offers easy to follow quilt patterns for easy enough for even beginners like me.
Visit her Etsy store HERE and purchase a quilt pattern by March 16th - Sue will be offering all of her patterns at a special SALE price of only $7.00!!
WOohOOhhoo! Thanks Sue!
Just contact her through her Etsy store for the special SALE price.
Here are some photos of the quilting process... Follow along!
The first step, whenever you have your camera out is to snap a quick photo of any kids in the area. Here's one of KidMo. He was more than happy to pose for a quick photo.
Next... follow Sue's easy instructions and cut the strips of fabric as directed.
Here is a photo of all of my nicely cut squares of fabric... fun colors, right?
Following Sue's directions, sew your squares to the rectangles of neutral fabric. Be sure to arrange the squares in a pattern that you like at this point in time.
Quilt two rows together and so on...
Beware of kitties who may jump on your quilt at any point in time. MashMo the kitty thinks this quilt is for him.
Once all of your rows are sewn together, press flat and break out the batting.
I decided to try this batting below that is a fusible batting. It worked really well!
Find a large open area to lay your backing down flat on the floor. This is my kitchen... yes inspiring isn't it?
And, just in case you think I'm a total neat freak - here's a shot of my kitchen on an average day. Hey, don't judge. Remember, I'm a working mom of 2 who's trying to make a quilt in under a week. Cut me a little slack. hahaha
Okay, back to the task at hand. Make a sandwich of the backing, batting and top layer of your quilt.
You will then want to break out the iron and fuse the "sandwich" together. Cut off any excess batting- leaving about a 3 inch border.
Here is a close up of the "sandwich"...
Typically I'm one to purchase my binding and attempt to sew it on in one piece. I got a bit ambitious and decided to learn a new technique using the scraps of fabric I had left. I had to say... it was TOTALLY easy! And, it looked great.
Here is a link to the fantastic tutorial on YouTube that explains the binding technique I used. Click HERE for part one and HERE for part two of the video.
And, here's a few shots of me sewing on the binding....
And...viola! You have completed a piecework quilt!
Here is a photo of the entire quilt completed.
And a few detail shots of the quilt for your admiration....
... the edging... doncha love it?
...again, another shot of my totally awesome (sarcastic) quilting...
... here is a shot of the corners...
Another shot of the corners....
Awe ... here's BabyMo enjoying the quilt. Isn't he a happy baby?
BabyMo says... "Please leave a comment for my Mommy... she loves comments!"
And, the final step... pack that quilt up in a USPS box with some other goodies and mail it to a good friend. :)
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