Wednesday, May 06, 2020

2x4 Quilt

Another quilt is done during this corona virus time! Lots of time at home means lots of time for sewing. I have been inspired by all the amazing 2x4 quilts, like this one and this one. Mine is a twin-size quilt perfect for the foot of my king size bed or a couch quilt for two to cuddle under.

Here's the loose math to make your own:
Cut 3" strips, sew together in alternating colors to make 4 strips altogether. I chose to use whites and grays for the background colors and bright colors for the main colors.

Cut 5" strips from those 4-strip sections.

My twin size quilt is 7x9 blocks, so I needed 63 blocks.  Each blocks is 9"x10" before being sewn altogether.

The back of the quilt was sent out for quilting. I chose a 'wood grain' pattern.


Stacks of lovely quilts!

Twin size quilt are perfect for the foot of a king size quilt

I always embroider the year it was completed


Monday, May 04, 2020

Scrappy Strips Quilt

I once sewed clothing for my kids when they were small. This blog is actually a chronology of all the things I sewed for them, thankfully, because I sure wouldn't remember all the lovely things I made with love for them.

I have been seeing lots of strip quilts, here, here, and here, and I wanted to make a similar one.

Here it is!

Most of the fabrics came from past projects, like this one:

And this ruffled skirt:
scraps from this skirt are in the quilts, this daughter is 16 now!

It's a twin size quilt, perfect for a guest room.

I even used a scrappy binding, just grabbed a bunch of old leftover strips from past projects.

Isn't that blue Hawaiian print scrumptious? My son wore that hat I made for him for years. He gets married this month, that's how long ago this was.

The quilting was sent out to a local company, it's just a bunch geometric squares. I am sure this will be loved for years to come as it took years to curate all these fabrics.

I always embroider the year on my projects


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