I am so proud of myself, I have actually finished a craft. Normally all the things I make I give away, this time I actually have something to show for all my hard work.
The first part of my project can be found here.
I have taken all the strips and sewn them together. It was quite easy once I started going. I then proceeded to make a strip that goes around the outside. I mitered all the corners of the quilt, and I am quite proud of how that turned out.
After the top layer was complete and all trimmed I placed wrong side down and measured out my backing material against it to get a good size. I used a fleecy cotton fabric that matched my tie dyed colours on the front. Since the fabric was not the entire length of the front I had to use two pieces. I made sure that the seam ran along the middle of the piece that I put on the back. I pinned it together and sewed around 3 sides and left one side open so I can flip it “pillow” style later. Looking back in hindsight i think I will leave about a foot of space on the fourth side. A crease formed when I was trying to sew it and I had a rough time with the fabric. I eventually creased it and tucked the extra fabric and made it disappear into the seam that ran along the middle of the back piece. Hard to explain without a picture – sorry :(
I lay the entire piece down and put my quilt batting on top. There are a few pieces of batting that were previously cut by my MIL. I put them down and stitched the seams of the batting together so it would not move. I hope it lasts? I whip stitched the batting in place so it would stay as i flip it inside out.
I then proceeded to stitch all around the pattern and along a little + pattern that some of the squares formed. I think it looks rather nice and it keeps the batting in place. This is the end results. My first quilt, and I can’t wait to make another one. I think for the next one I will work on a super Mario / Luigi quilt.