I need to make some scrap quilts this year and my sisters have each put dibs on one. But before I get that started, I wanted to make a warm and snuggly quilt for my Mom. One of the first quilts that I ever made was for my Mom but since the quilts I have made for my sisters are a little more fun that the one that I made for her (see here
, and here
) I thought she needed a new one first.
A while back I pinned this quilt
on Flickr (Lindsey actually just posted a tutorial
on how to make it) and when I was looking for a scrap quilt idea, I knew this was the one. I wasn't sure how she put hers together at the time, but I made mine pretty much the same way except I used a 16" square in square shape and then made my half square triangles like this
. I also arranged mine in zig zags instead of diamonds.
My sisters all requested non-bright, non-pink quilts so I knew that this quilt needed to use a bunch of my bright scraps (hope that was okay Mom!). The minky made the quilt too heavy to pin up and my helper has been working a zillion hours a week lately so I had to settle for hanging the quilt over the top of the railing.
Recently my Mom has lost a lot of weight and she told me that she is always cold so I wanted to use a warm backing. I went with purple minky dimple dot.
I even used some precious Martha Negley feathers for the binding. I sewed the binding down with my machine for this quilt since this was for my mother and I figured I could use hers as a guinea pig. While it was faster than hand sewing the binding, it was also more stressful and all around more awful. The end product was okay, but I did have to go back and fix a few spots and I think I will be sticking with hand sewing the binding in the future.
I mailed it on Friday and it should be waiting for her today when she gets home from work. Surprise Mom!
Finished size: 56" x 70"
update: Since I have had a couple questions about working with minky backing, here are some thoughts/tips in a previous post.