Wednesday, September 16
These blocks were 12" square. That made for some big pieces of fabric. Which made it go together fast but not sure about the "interestingness" of it. I do love that small sashing throughout. Really sets the blocks.
I used minky fabric for the backing. I have decided I don't like using minky fabric because I think it limits the quilting choices. But because this and the zig zag quilt are off to some sweet twin boys (I hope their personalities are as different from each other as these quilts are!), there is no way one boy could have the super soft minky quilt and the other have something not so soft. I quilted diagonal lines 3" apart.
Pattern: wonky block or off set square block
Size: 36" x 48" after washing
I started making my first quilt my sophomore year of college. I have no idea what possessed me to go make a quilt. My mom wasn't a quilter yet and I think I was a sporadic sewer at the time. But I clearly remember wanting to make a quilt and I went to the local quilt shop to get help and supplies. After I pieced that top together, in one day, it took me 6 years to hand quilt it! The quilt shop told me there are two ways to quilt, hand and machine but they said you need a sewing machine attachment for that. So of course I decided to hand quilt, I look back on this now and realize I just had no idea! I found out that hand quilting was hard and that is why I worked on and off the quilt for 6 years. I vowed to never make another quilt, it just wasn't that fun. But look at me now! I am addicted and it is fun!