August 1, 2011
Sewing for Home - My First Lap Quilt - Part Two
Do you like how my quilt is coming along? As mentioned earlier, I decided to just freestyle it over using a pattern and I like how it is turning out.
The strips are 3 inch wide - 18.5 inch long. I used Michael Miller - Beatnik Blur for the middle white cross. It is a white on white pattern which I really liked but didn't buy enough of and then couldn't find any more! So I just bought a bright white from Spotlight and it made the outside border.
At each intersection of white and patterned fabric, I made a mini patchworked square. It was a problem fixer that became a feature. My quilt is filled with imperfections but I don't really care! Now to decided HOW to quilt it? Machine or chunky hand quilting? Decisions, decisions. Feel free to add your two cents worth.