I must have a quilt to wrap up in while watching movies. I must. Not optional. All we currently had was huge queen sized quilts or baby sized. I decided on Saturday that I was sick and tired of this and wanted a throw sized quilt for me to use on the couch. Right then. Not later, right that very minute.
I already had the squares cut out from vintage sheets I have been collecting for the last year or so. The backing is another vintage sheet and the binding is Kona cotton in grass green.
It went together so quickly! The top was done in about 45 minutes. The squares are a large 8.5 inches. I even had time to go and buy some more basting spray in the middle of it :) I refuse to pin anymore! I attached the binding completely by machine this time. The back of the binding is a bit wonky, but I am already over it :) I stitched in the ditch on the front to attach it.
I quilted an x through every square, I didn’t even mark them, I just eyeballed it and took it more slowly and it worked out great!
I still have LOADS of squares left over. LOADS. I thought it might be fun to do a giveaway here on the ole’ blog. This giveaway is for (30) 8.5″ squares of vintage sheet fabrics, binding, and vintage sheet backing. (these will probably differ than the stuff I used, but I have lots of cute stuff to work with here :) ) You will need to supply your own thread and batting. I like to use cotton batting like Warm And Natural brand. If you need a good binding tutorial, see my previous post here.
The giveaway starts….now! It will run through next monday at midnight.
Please leave a comment with some way to get a hold of you. If I can’t get a hold of you, I will draw another name. Good luck!