I started making these quilts in 2011 right after I made Nathan’s baby quilt which was my first quilt. (I am not a quilter, so I decided I should start out with something small.) Ok, ok, it only took me four years to finish these, but I didn’t work on them continuously.
I started with sewing scraps of fabric together just to get a quilting mojo thing going. Then I started buying old clothes at thrift stores and taking them apart for the fabric. Some friends gave me fabric. Someone across the street threw out boxes and boxes of great fabric! I bought fabric sample books
on eBay and a box of scraps from a quilt maker on Etsy.
Gradually, I settled on Log Cabin Pattern. Since the idea of making the blocks all the same made me want to stick a needle in my eye, I decided to make them all different and had fun with each one. The only rule was that the colors had to work. Oh, and I settled on a size of 12 inches square for each finished block. I taught myself to chain piece and I became a quilt block berserker for a while.
The quilts are 6 blocks across and eight blocks long
Years ago, I painted a headboard on my wall. Makes it hard to rearrange the furniture!
My husband said he quit drinking in case he woke up one day and looked at his night stand. This is from my painted furniture phase.
I made my own binding, machine sewed it to the front of the quilts and hand sewed it to the back. Here’s a good quilt binding tutorial.
I used fleece blankets as the filling and flannel sheets on the back. I machine quilted by stitching in the ditch around the blocks. It wasn’t that difficult with a walking foot.
The view through the mirror on the wall. This is the companion piece to the nightstand.
I don’t have plans to make another quilt although I do have a third quilt top left over. It could happen!