Second Bitty Quilt
You remember my first quilt. Now, I’m going to show you my second quilt. It is using that top that I showed you in the previous quilting post. Let me get all of the particulars out of the way. For the top, I just simply used Woodland Bloom charm squares. I did 4 rows of 4. This creates a square. I used a 1/4″ seam allowance. For the back I used larger pieces from half yard cuts, I’m sure you could use fat quarters too. I just measured the top. Then, added a couple of inches to that measurement to the top and bottom. Then, I cut 4 large squares, that would equal the measurement. I sewed them together using a 1/4″ seam allowance, and there was my quilt back. I used cotton batting and cut this slightly smaller than the pieced backing. I used spray adhesive made for quilting to baste the layers together. To match centers of the top and bottom, I stuck a pin through the center and guided them to the proper place. For this quilt, I decided to try a simple criss-cross pattern. This meant I could begin and end the lines off of the quilt top. You just simply run lines through the center of each square, creating a diagonal line. Then, I bound the quilt using my machine and bias tape. I know this isn’t “proper”, but I’m just learning and it is just a doll quilt 🙂 I’ll learn proper binding later. I took a shot of the bitty doll on the quilt so that you could see how large it was compared to the doll.
Now, I need to try actually making a larger quilt. I’ll have the chance to do more quilting because I’ve joined, Project Improv. I’m going to make a improvisational quilt block, blue and green, for charity. And, I’m also going to be taking on an improvisational project…hopefully, I’ll be able to improvise and not just create a quilting disaster! It isn’t too late to join the project.