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A very random approach to a quilt…

February 28, 2012

I was hoping that all the fabric I ordered for the new baby’s quilt would arrive last week, but it didn’t.  SOOOO…..I started working on a quilt qith fabric that I bought over 6 months ago!  I never ever thought of making quilts, until I went into a local store and saw some really cool modern quilts, which I really loved.  So I decided I would try to make one.  I am in awe with the skills of those who make the super intricate, traditional looking quilts, but that aesthetic is not for me.  I’m trying to go with more simple, modern/contemporary.

The fabric I bought was a bunch of fat quarters.  So I just started cutting!  As you can see above, I basically cut everything into 3 inch strips (no, I did not have a plan at this point)

Then I cut those strips into different sized pieces – ranging between 6-14 inches long.

The site of them all stacked together was pretty intimidating!

Then I started sewing (still no concrete plan)!

Below you can see my long strips of each piece sewn end to end.  I did take the time to iron down the seams…mainly because I got a new iron after my 10 year old one gave out on me and although I hate ironing, I can’t resist a new gadget =)

I love all the colors together!

So my plan (which has emerged as I’ve been sewing): is to put these strips together so that they run diagonally across the quilt.  We will see how it goes….keep your fingers crossed!

These are the fabrics I’m going to use for the back (sorry, dark picture).  I think I’m going to do 2 panels, one of each of these fabrics, with one skinny strip of the front fabric going through the middle of them.

I’ll keep you updated on how it goes!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 28, 2012 9:36 AM

    Looks lovely so far ~ I also recently made a quilt (my first one) and kind of made it up as I went along. Worked out beautifully. Will be watching with interest!

    • February 28, 2012 12:18 PM

      thanks! hopefully it will turn out ok. i’m still debating on whether I should quilt it myself or get it quilted by someone local…we will see. I think it depends on how much I get done on all my other nursery projects!

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