Thanks for all the sweet comments on the quilt top in my last post!! I truly love hearing from you, and thanks for being so patient for the tutorial! Are you ready to see how I made it!?!... Here is what you'll need~
Rotary Blade & Ruler
3 charm packs
Red (32), aqua (32), pink (28) and white (28) solid fabric, 5 X 5 inch squares
3/4 yard small border fabric
1 yard large border fabric
3/4 yard binding fabric
Rotating cutting mat (optional)
Finished size, approx. 62 X 72
Let's get started!
Take one of your charm squares and cut it in half.
This is where the rotating cutting mat is really helpful. Turn your mat and then cut it in half again so you have 4, 2 1/2 inch squares.
Keep going till you have all your charm squares that you want to use cut.
Pick out 8 small squares, and 4 solid red squares. Then press your small squares in half so the points touch. Press the rest of your 8 squares.
Place two of them on one square. You can pin them if you want or just place them there.
Place your other pressed small squares on your 3 other red squares. Now stitch on the pressed lines.
With your rotary cutter and ruler trim your corners so you have a 1/4 inch seam.
Press seams, I like to press mine open. Continue with your other 3 blocks.
Here is your first block. :)
Stitch your block together
A little tip...if you pin your points it will help get them perfect. :)
Continue stitching all your blocks like above until you have them all done. Do half in an O shape and half in an X shape.
Layout all your blocks.
Then add your sashing. Smaller ones are 2 X 9 1/2. The longer ones are 2 X a little longer than the length of the row. Then I trim it after.
Continue with your sashing and then add your border. The large border is 4 1/2 inches wide. Then all you have left is to sandwich, quilt and bind your quilt! :)
Yippee!! Wasn't that easy!!
For the quilting I did the dogwood pattern. This was the first time I did a different free motion quilting pattern other than stippling. I'm happy with how it turned out for my first time. Definatley want to work at it and get better.
For the backing I used a pretty pink and aqua rose vintage sheet. I think it was perfect for the quilt.
So you want to see a few of the pictures I took of the twins? Another thing I really love is taking pictures of infants so I hope you don't mind me sharing. They are so adorable and sweet!! :)
Maybe in another post I'll show you a few more. :)
I can't wait to see them again this week!! I could sit and hold them all day long!
I hope you have a lovely Valentines week!!