After the flannel rag quilts, I decided to tackle what I would call a regular quilt, starting with precuts. I figured it would be a test quilt: Can I do it? Would I like doing it? (Spoiler Alert: Yes and Yes!)
I learned a *lot* making this quilt.
First, I’d like to recognize the best resources who helped me along in this endeavor. Truly, I couldn’t have done it without:
- Diary of a Quilter’s Beginning Quilting Series
- Cluck Cluck Sew’s Binding Tutorial
- Any blogger than mentioned that stitching in the ditch and straight lines are perfectly great ways to start quilting!
What I Learned:
- Incorporate a solid or near solid // I like sashing. I thought the patchwork would be fine on its own, but it needed some space to breathe. I added the purple sashing at the last minute, and I wish I’d added more.
- Don’t forget the B’s! Backing, binding, batting… I was so proud of myself for finding the precuts cheaply on eBay, only to be stunned at what it cost to order backing.
- It didn’t have to be that big! Why did I start with a twin sized quilt? It seemed a good idea at the time, but I could have edited the precuts and/or just used less of them and made a smaller quilt first!
- It’s ok to pull a couple of the precut squares I don’t like. There were a few squares that just didn’t work for me, but I felt bad pulling them out. Then I remembered that the choice is mine, there are no quilting police, and to do what I wanted!
Front and back, all fabrics are from Moda Brighten Up! by Me and My Sister: