I have been trying to hurry and finish up this quilt so that I could post photos before February ended. But of course, when I woke up this morning, it was raining. A lot.
But I did my best to make it work even if we had to take this one under my front porch.
Here is my February Giant Block quilt! I decided to go really big, this I the 36" version and it was gloriously fast. The entire quilt top was done in one evening.
I used fabric that was leftover from a project that I will be sharing soon. It is Sienna by Alexia Abegg and it is gorgeous. I love the Cotton + Steel prints that are on unbleached cotton because the fabric is so soft.
The backing fabric is a favorite of mine: Chicopee Corduroy from Denyse Schmidt. This is the 5th time I have used it as a quilt backing (see here, here, here, and here) and I love it more every time. It is fine whale corduroy, which means the corduroy lines are very small and it gives the fabric a really nice texture. It is lightweight and is cozy like flannel.
It is still available here and I just bought a bunch more. It is a lot like using flannel as a quilt backing (and yes, I do prewash it).
I used Kona Navy for the binding and used my normal big stitches to sew it to the back of the quilt by hand.
I did find an error in the tutorial when I was making the quilt and have corrected it in the tutorial post.
Finished size: 45" x 45"
Pattern: February Giant Block
Fabric: Sienna by Alexia Abegg
Backing: Chicopee Corduroy
Batting: Quilter's Dream Cotton Select