Better late than never, but I finally finished by Godchild’s
Christmas 1st Birthday Valentine’s Day quilt. I’ve been limiting my internet time during the day and wow, does that make me 100x more productive. I used some shortcuts that made making this quilt pretty easy, and while it’s not perfect, I’m happy with the overall results.
This quilt does not have batting, instead, I used a fuzzy blanket I bought for $4 at the craft store – those fleece throws you can buy cheap at drug stores or Wal-Mart work well too.
- Sew strips of fabric together (can be different widths)
- Cut vertically, into several peices (I cut into 4 pieces)
- Cut strips of matching fabric (I cut mine 2.5 inches)
- Sew strips of fabric together, alternating upside down and rightside up, with the color strips in between
- Cut hearts our of felt
- Sew several hearts by hand or with your machine, onto quilt top (leave a few to sew on when you put the back on, optional – stuff hearts with batting)
- Pin quilt onto fleece throw
- Baste (wide-stitch) around the edge of quilt, securing top and bottom pieces together and trim the excess
- Pin binding around edges, and sew
- Sew on additional hearts to “quilt” your top and bottom together
- Hand or machine embroider a note on a felt heart (my first time doing freestyle machine embroidery, looks pretty good for being a beginner!)
- Sew on heart to back (but do it better than I did!)
Ta-da! All done!