Sure, I've quilted before. In the past I've free-formed some log cabin blocks and managed to cobble together something that resembles a quilt. Totally passable to the untrained eye. But were my blocks all measured perfectly? No. Did I rush through and fudge some stuff here and there? Yes.
Admittedly, I have a lot to learn.
I decided to do a little experiment. The kids needed some lap blankets for long car rides so I thought I'd try an even simpler variation on the Take-Along-Quilt from Craft Hope. This is how I simplified:
- Each quilt consists of a single yard of fabric on each side with a thick wool batting in between
- Window-pane quilt it with 6" squares
- Bind with a coordinating fabric using my new handy-dandy bias tape tool
- Use same bias tape to make tie closure for rolled-up quilt
|I'm sort of addicted to making my own bias tape binding now.|
|I love the process of hand-finishing the binding.|
|One quilt down...one to finish.|